I really could not get the Storm at Sea block out of my head after we got back from evacuation yesterday. I'm so thankful that Dorian was an out to sea even for those of us in Florida, though it was quite different in the Bahamas. Still watching and waiting for what will happen in the Carolinas after additional strengthening last night.
As far as I can tell, the Storm at Sea works on a four by four grid. That didn't really work with the Tiny Tuesday measurements, so I drew out a version with the center section based on 2.5 inches and each of the edges 1 inch. That all adds up to the 4.5 finished inches we need for TT.
With seam allowances, each small corner is 1.5 inches. Each rectangular edge is 1.5 by 3. The center square is 3 inches. I was trying to work out a plan for getting the entire thing done with flip and sew corner squares, but the rectangular sections would be tricky I think. Instead I decided to go with paper piecing. This is also a block that would work well with English Paper Piecing or even hand sewing.
You can choose to use templates with or without seam allowances. No seam allowances means you have "imagine" the extra quarter of an inch as you sew, but also that there is less paper to remove from under seams later.
Using the templates with seam allowances makes it easier to make sure your sections are big enough, but also leads to lots of paper later. I chose this method, though I had regrets during the paper removal process at the end.
The choice is yours.
Paper piecing template 1 - no seam allowances
Paper piecing template 2 - with seam allowances
Here is your finished nine patch. If you have never tried paper piecing before, this is a great chance to give it a try. They are just scraps after all, what is the worst thing that can happen?
We walked the beach this morning and saw lots of erosion, but no structural damage was apparent. Still watching as Dorian moves to the north and hoping for a favorable track.