My new Orca at Sea quilt pattern is a modern take on the traditional storm at sea and snail trail quilt blocks. By choosing an array of natural ocean colors placed on a batik watercolor background in a cool grey, it has the feel of the vast ocean waters, topped off with the majestic Orca breaching the water. The spiraling pinwheel effect created by these two blocks blended together gives a mesmerizing sense of movement across the quilt.
Storm at Sea and Snail Trail Quilt Blocks
The Storm at Sea and Snail Trail quilt blocks are a bit more challenging than most of the blocks in my patterns. If you are fairly new to quilting you can make this quilt if you are confident with rotary cutting and can sew an accurate quarter inch seam. I caution everyone to take your time, cut and sew accurately, followed by, measure, measure, measure at every step, you’ll be thrilled with the results if you do! Share your work on Instagram with #orcaatsea, @northern_threads. I enjoy viewing what you do with my designs.
Orca at Sea Laser Cut Kits
I’ve assembled a project kit for Orca at Sea to make it easy for you to get sewing on your own version of the quilt. Yes, if you haven’t already guessed it’s all made from my favorite, yummy batik watercolor fabrics. I hope you like it as much as we do here at Northern Threads. Please remember to share your comments below, I would like to know what you think of this version of Storm at Sea and Snail Trail quilt blocks. I value your feedback on all my projects.
Orca at Sea Pattern
Orca at Sea quilt pattern designed by Marie Noah combines traditional piecing with fusible applique. I’ve written the instructions with full-color diagrams to make it simple for you to follow along. You have the option to make Storm at Sea and Snail Trail Quilt Blocks by traditional piecing or I have provided templates for paper piecing if you prefer the no-risk accuracy method. You have 2 sizes to choose from, however, it would be very easy to alter the finished size larger or smaller to suit your needs by adding or removing more blocks or even an additional border.
Finished Size Twin 66″ x 90″ | Queen 90″ x 102″
Skill Level: Intermediate
LASER CUT KIT WITH PATTERN – TWIN
Finished Size Twin 66″ x 90″
Includes: Complete full color instructions for piecing and “Easy Fusible Applique” Techniques. Laser cut, pre-fused appliques, fabrics to complete quilt top and binding as pictured.
Includes: Complete full color instructions for 2 quilt sizes and “Easy Fusible Applique” techniques.