According to Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, Storm at Sea is a very old pattern dating back to 1895, perhaps earlier. Its appeal lies in the varying angles of its three basic units, forming secondary designs in abundance, depending on how the units are shaded, repeated and arranged. When Lori gave me a bag of scraps containing a wonderful assortment of lights, mediums and darks, I used them to make as many Storm at Sea units as the bag allowed, and shaded them according to what was available in the bag. All 749 pieces come from that bag. It always surprises me when someone gives me their scraps. Look what you could have made with them Lori.