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Storm At Sea quilt – International Quilting Day 2020

Crafter's Companion – 20/03/20

Happy International Quilting Day! This year, we’ve decided to bring you a couple of beautiful projects that will appeal to both beginner and expert quilters, starting with the Storm At Sea quilt. This quilt features a fairly simple repeating block, which is so easy to recreate at home. Take a look at the step-by-step below to find out how or click here to see Katy Jones’ video tutorial.

You will need:

Cutting preparation:

You will be making four blocks in total.

White

  • Cut 16 4.5″ squares
  • Cut 32 6.5″ half rectangle triangles
  • Cut 16 6.5″ quarter square triangles

Pink

  • Cut 4 6.5″ squares
  • Cut 8 6.5″ half square triangles
  • Cut 16 4.5″ quarter square triangles

Aqua

  • Cut 16 6.5″ equilateral triangles
  • Cut 4 6.5″ half square triangles
  • Cut 24 4.5″ quarter square triangles

Yellow

  • Cut 16 6.5″ equilateral triangles
  • Cut 4 6.5″ half square triangles
  • Cut 24 4.5″ quarter square triangles

Blue

  • Cut a total of 32 6.5″ half rectangle triangles
  • Cut 5 widths of fabric x 2.5″ strips for binding


Refer to the quilt image below to see the colour placement for each element.

For the corner squares:

  • 4.5″ square (centre) x 1
  • 4.5″ quarter square triangle (for around the square) x 4

This will create a 6.5″ block (6″ when sewn into the finished block). You will need a total of 4 per block.


For the large economy square block (large block in the centre):

  • 6.5″ square (centre) x 1
  • 6.5″ quarter square triangle (for first round around the square) x 4
  • 6.5″ half square triangle (for second round around the square) x 4

This will create a 12.5″ block (12″ when sewn into the finished block). You will need a total of 1 per block.


For the diamond ring (top, bottom and both sides of the block):

  • 6.5″ equilateral triangle x 2
  • 6.5″ half square rectangle x 4

Sew the half rectangle triangles to either side of the equilateral triangles, then sew the bottoms of each block together to create a diamond shape framed by triangles.

This will create a 12.5″ x 6.5″ block (12 x 6 when sewn into the finished block). You will need a total of 4 per block.


The finished block will end up at 24″ when sewn together.

Make a total of four blocks and sew together row by row, referring to this block image as a guide for fabric placement


  • Layer your quilt top on to the wadding and pin the backing in place on the bottom
  • Quilt the layers together in a style that you see fit
  • Sew your binding around the edge and trim any excess or thread ends

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