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.
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!
A rainbow of colors bouncing off diamonds! Using 2½” strips this table runner is fun and quick to make. Refraction is a mixture of the Diamond Rectangle units and squares, making the simple look tricky. The Diamond Rects tool allows you to make the diamonds easily and precisely. You’ll have fun making this beautiful table runner and in no time it’ll be ready to use on your table.