Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Have You Tried

The Other Storm At Sea Block?

There is more than one Storm at Sea block. You can make a Storm at Sea quilt using either one. How is this possible?

The traditional Storm at Sea block looks like this.
When you put several of them together you get the traditional Storm at Sea pattern.

What if the center of the block was the small square in a square, instead of the large square in a square?
The new block would look like this.
When you put several of them together the Storm at Sea pattern in the center remains the same, but the edges of the design are different.

It's time to try different color combinations using this new version and see what happens.

There is more than one way to skin a cat. And there is more than one way to make a Storm at Sea quilt. Forget about skinning the cat and try designing a Storm at Sea quilt using the alternative block.


  1. Well, now it's this interesting. I like this second block. It would be great fun to work with.

  2. Wayne,

    I love the first design ... shaking the colours around is very effective.

    But wow, what a difference when you change the focus.

    Judy B

  3. Linda

    It is interesting, isn't it? How 2 very different looking blocks can give the same result.

    The second block is fun to work with. You should try it.

  4. Judy

    The first design reminds me a bit of a kaleidoscope. So you are right I did shake the colors around.

  5. Great post Wayne. Storm at Sea is a wonderful design to play with color. And every quilt results in a unique quilt.