In Storm at Sea Quilt Pattern: Part 1 - Block Basics, you saw two versions of how this block is constructed.
Several of the traditional layouts for two and four color quilts were illustrated. All were recognizable Storm as Sea patterns.
Now let's get your creative design juices flowing.
Due to the combination of square and rectangular units, this quilt block offers a number of exciting design opportunities that require nothing more than changing the placement of colors and fabrics.
Take things down a notch by using low contrast fabrics and turn this block into a background.
It's all up to you!
I'll give you a clue. This is a straight set quilt layout.
Did you find the change?
We replaced the larger 'square in a square' unit in the Storm at Sea quilt block with a 'snails trails' block like the one shown to the right.
The extra pieces of the Snail's Trail block add to the visual intricacy of the design...but not the skill needed to piece it.
Way back in 2012 when I first published this page, I'd never seen this combination before.
9 years later you see it a lot.
Now that your creative design juices are flowing, what will you do with YOUR Storm at Sea quilt pattern?
With all the piecing lines contained in a single block, you imagination is the limit.
For more Storm at Sea ideas, these books from Amazon.com may be just the thing! Click the image to learn more.
Then check out these rulers and templates to rotary cut your Storm at Sea quilt patches.
And if you REALLY love the Storm at Sea quilt pattern and want to make A LOT of blocks, Accuquilt—naturally—has a die for it here.
To help you design your next Storm at Sea quilt, we have four different coloring pages. The first two are based on our Block A; the second two are based on Block B. For more explanation on the differences between these two blocks, see Storm as Sea Quilt Pattern: Part 1 The Basics.
To download patterns for the blocks themselves, go to Storm at Sea paper piecing quilt blocks.
You'll need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open and print any of these coloring pages. You can get the Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).
Remember to set Scaling to 'None' or Custom to '100%' to print these blocks correctly.
When you've stitched up your Storm at Sea quilt pattern, we'd love to see it! You are invited to upload a picture of it to our Show and Tell. Let us appreciate your work!
Our Free Quilt Block Pattern Library may be just the ticket!
For design inspiration, check out Quilting Design 101 for layout ideas for your patchwork designs.