quilting storm at sea block

Storm at sea quilt block – Video tutorial

Storm at sea is a very popular quilt block. It looks more difficult than it really is.

There are different ways to make this block. I’ve made it in the past with foundation paper piecing. See below.

This time I’ve used  mixed techniques.

Do you think you’ll give it a go?

How to make a storm at sea quilt block

Fabrics featured on the video

Download the templates

You can download the templates temporarily for free:

The templates include traditional pieces as well as and foundation piecing pieces.

You may also be interested in this block in a larger size that is made with foundation piecing exclusively.

Storm at sea using foundation piecing

Watch a short video demonstrating how to make this block.

This block is a perfect block to learn foundation paper piecing.

I know a lot of people feel a bit confused by foundation piecing. I hope this video makes sense to you.

Storm at sea block size

9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″.

Download templates only

Storm at sea quilt pattern – foundation piecing pattern

Christmas storm at sea-etsy

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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  1. Hi I have just purchased your Simple Storm at Sea Block pattern however I’m just wondering how much fabric is required if I use 2 colours and a white to make a double bed size
    Appreciate any help you can give me


  2. Hi Annette, I don’t have that information I’m sorry. And I wouldn’t want to give you the wrong information by trying to guess.


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