Stormy Stars is the companion pattern for Marie Bostwick’s novel, The Promise Girls, making this the sixth collaborative work between Marie and Deb.
Construction of this quilt could be challenging just like the lives of the Promise Girls, yet with the aid of Studio 180 Design’s Diamond Rects and Square Squared tools, it’ll be smooth sailing when you dive right into this project! The placement of your dark, medium, and light fabrics will give you a striking quilt that looks like you spent hours piecing curves, when you only work with straight seams.
Now you can make those tough elongated diamond units needed for any Storm at Sea project with ease and success. But remember, this is a basic unit that can combine with any of the other fundamental units to create many, many other interesting designs and quilt projects. You'll precision cut the center diamond, then sew on side triangles to create an oversized unit that you'll trim down to the perfect size.
The Arizona Highlands is a picturesque area of our country, rich in Mother Nature's amazing colors Our quilt pattern pulls together shades of red and golds seen in the rock formations, as well as a greens seen in the large stands of trees and shrubs. You will use a number of our favorite tools to create the different block types and then add a smashing pieced border as a finishing touch. It is certain to become the focal point in any home decor.
We usually associate a Diamond Rectangle unit with a traditional Storm at Sea design, but think again! Sea Glass is a great example of what else you can do with this simple unit. Choose a focus print, pull some coordinating fabrics from your stash, mix everything together with a light and a dark and you're headed for a great looking quilt. As always, your units will be made oversized and then trimmed to perfection with the Diamond Rects tool.
This stunning take on the traditional Storm at Sea quilt layout was designed by Pam Goggans of Sager Creek Quilts & Yarnworks. Created using Studio 180 Design’s Diamond Rects and Square Squared tools, you can be sure that when you piece your very own Storm at Sea project, it’ll be smooth sailing from start to finish!