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STORM AT SEA is on every quilters "BUCKET LIST"!
It's the one we all want to make - the design is fascinating, the movement is mesmerizing and the possibilities are endless!
those shapes are difficult to make and impossible to get right.
I mean, who wants to struggle with Diamonds in a Rectangle and Square in a Square units??
Not me - quilting is supposed to be fun and relaxing,
I never made a STORM AT SEA quilt - until I started using Studio 180 Design's tools.
And, quite honestly, I was still skeptical.
Me, making Diamond Rectangles and Square in a Square units?
So, I tried the Square Squared tool first - Square in a Square units are easy when the center square is precision cut (using the tool) and the side triangles (cut from squares) are bigger than they need to be. No worrying if they'll fit. Stitch, then trim the Square in a Square units with the Square Squared tool and......
PERFECT UNITS EVERY TIME!
Diamond shapes in a rectangle?
How will I cut that diamond shape?
And those triangles are a weird size and shape?
The Diamond Rects tool will help cut perfect diamond shapes (precision cut, just like the center square) from strips.
Cutting the side triangles is easy - the Diamond Rects tool is your guide to cut perfect and oversized triangles.
Once the Diamond Rectangle shape is sewn, it's easily trimmed to the perfect size with the Diamond Rects tool!
Below is the outline of the FREE Storm at Sea Quilt Pattern!
Just two units, Square in a Square units (in two sizes) and Diamond Rects units.
Combining those angles creates the fabulous illusion of curves!
NO Curved Piecing HERE!
And here are just a few of the many designs you can create with this ONE pattern!