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Storm at Sea: To Paper Piece or Not? That is my question.

Old 08-17-2019, 04:26 AM
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Wish I had a picture of the other one, but that was all pre-digital. It was very bright and graphic and bright red and yellow and black and white. Fun to see two different interpretations.

It's a fun pattern and I think on most people's piecing bucket list. All sorts of things you can do with it, I went the traditional route for the fabrics and the "Stars at Sea" layout and had to wait years before I had enough stash to begin. 20 years later and I don't have that problem. One of my friends incorporated the heart motif into her quilt.

The other "funny" story about that quilt is one of the center squares is inside out and it was not a deliberate design choice. How many times did I handle that block? I think I count it up and it was something over 20 times between piecing and pressing. Not to mention setting the top and quilting it down. It wasn't until it was hanging in the show that I saw it. No one ever mentioned it. As I like to say, I've never had to put a mistake into a quilt, I make plenty of my own.

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Old 08-17-2019, 04:51 AM
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Creative grids ruler makes a beautiful 16 inch block!
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:30 AM
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Storm at sea is on my to do list but I just helped a friend do a storm at sea wall hanging - it was paper pieced and she had never done any paper piecing. It finished out perfectly. When I do one it will be paper pieced (esp the diamonds!!).
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:57 AM
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I got the Storm at Sea die for my Accuquilt Go two days ago. I cut four 12" blocks in one pass testing it for accuracy. Looks great.
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:51 AM
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I highly recommend using Deb Tucker rulers for Storm at Sea. Blocks are precise, and it is easy. I have made Storm at Sea, and variations using her rulers with great success. I have not tried paper piecing, so I guess it depends on your preferences.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:36 AM
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I have the Deb Tucker ruler but decided to go with paper piecing when I made my SAS. I didn't want to deal with the bias edges and my 1/4 seam is not always perfect. I used the Tucker ruler to cut my pieces one size larger than her instructions gave for the size I wanted and used those for PP.
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I have made the blocks both ways and kicked myself for not starting with the paper piecing. It was mistake after mistake doing the blocks without it being paper pieced. You have much better control and crisper seams with pp'ing.
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:07 AM
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I'm pretty sure Quilter's Cache has a paper pieced SAS pattern, is this the one you would use or is there another?
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:04 AM
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Does Deb Tucker have specific rulers for the Storm at Sea as I have quite a few of her rulers so hopefully it will be one I already have? Thanks.
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:59 AM
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Wow. What wonderful anecdotes and suggestions for SAS. It seems like either way will really work and I think I will just have to try it both ways. I saw a great youtube tutorial on the Creative Grids ruler here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3QifeXERhs. Have never seen the Deb Tucker ruler but can't wait to check it out.
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