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!
We know many of you have been looking for a larger Square Squared tool to make big Diamond Square units for your modern quilts or for framing your beautiful embroidery. But what would you say if we told you could also use it to make Stacked Squares (like in Storm at Sea), Pineapple Blocks, Snail’s Trail Blocks, and a fancy version of a Flying Goose we’re calling Birds of Paradise? With all this, we know you’re itching to give it a try!
This big, versatile, two piece tool set comes with the basic instructions for making Diamond Square units that finish from 1” up to 12” in whole inch increments. You'll want to keep your eyes open, too, because we’ll be introducing patterns and technique sheets for the additional techniques and blocks as they become available.
Finally a tool that simplifies the construction of the Diamond Square unit without having to use paper foundation piecing. The Square Squared (Square2) is an all-in-one tool that gives you a window template for accurately cutting the center square, a chart printed right on the ruler for the recommended size to cut the triangles sewn to the four sides of the center square and a trim down section on the ruler that simplifies the alignment of ruler to fabric unit and allows everyone to clean up the unit to a precise measurement every time. You can see the tool demonstrated on our free online video demonstration (see below, also on YouTube). This unit is a tricky one to get accurate, but with the Square Squared tool and technique of oversizing and trimming down you’ll have far better success than with any other product on the market.
Country Fair is a scrap version of a traditional Carpenter’s Wheel block. This project is constructed with Flying Geese units, Diamond Square units and Four Patch units instead of the usual diamond shapes. Using Deb’s Wing Clipper I and Square Squared tools will give you perfectly shaped and sized units every time. This means you’ll have crisp seams and great points and a border that actually fits the center part of the quilt! A super scrap project that looks so much harder to make than it actually is to construct.
Double Dutch includes two versions of an adorable little wall hanging or table topper that looks far more complicated to construct than it is. The centers of the Diamond Square units have been “fussy cut” using the window template on Deb’s Square Squared tool then the units stitched oversized and trimmed to perfection. All of the Flying Geese units are made quickly and easily with her Deb’s Wing Clipper 2 tool, again pieced oversized and trimmed for precision. Make yours in the same or similar fabrics or consider using a special photo or embroidered motif in place of the flowers.