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"Storm at Sea" Full Day Workshop

Storm at Sea with Annmarie

Full day workshop will be held on Saturday, 17th September 2016.

The Storm at Sea block lends itself to a myriad of possibilities. From the same block can come stars, wavy lines, curves and circles, and all sorts of other shapes.

The basic "Storm at Sea" block is made of a large and small square with rectangles bordering them on two sides. Within the rectangles are diamonds; within the squares are usually squares within squares – though four patches or other patterns could be placed within them. By repeating rows of these basic blocks, you get the “Storm at Sea” pattern, given its name probably because of the wavy effect that is produced by the alternating diamonds. Often an extra row of small squares and diamonds is added to the other side and bottom.

The traditional “Storm” colors are blues and whites – but anything is acceptable. Fabrics should be selected as “darks, lights” and “middle” tones. A variety of fabrics in a given shade or value can be chosen and used – depending onyour aesthetic tastes – and certainly the patterns allow substituting colors for the values – but if you keep the values in mind, the pattern will stand out better, and make a more striking quilt.

There are still places left for this workshop - As we have no branch meetings in July or August,  please contact IPS Eastern Branch Workshop co-ordinators - Mary Hunter/Marilyn Rowantree by email - - for more information and/or to book or for the requirement list.

Workshop fee is €55.00

Tea and coffee will be provided.

Location: St. Anthony's Parish Hall, Clontarf

For more details/requirement list/to book, please contact:

IPS Eastern Branch Workshop - Mary Hunter/Marilyn Roantree by email -

Earlier Event: September 16
Culture Night 2016