SAILBOAT QUILT BLOCK


Sailboat quilt block

Sailboat quilt block

The sailboat quilt block is so easy to make and it’s a great stash buster as you don’t need much of any fabric.  I tend to make two at a time as my method of making half square triangles gives two at a time, so making two blocks saves wasting one of the triangles.  I have made it here as an 8″ block.

Cutting requirements

4.7/8″ squares:  two white and one of two different yellows

2.7/8″ squares:  two each in brown and white

2.1/2″ by 4.1/2″:  two brown

2.1/2″ by 6.1/2″:  two blue

 

Making the sailboat quilt block

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

Make the half square triangles by placing one white and one yellow 4.7/8″ with right sides together.  Mark a line along the diagonal and sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line.  Cut along the line to produce two half square triangles.  Repeat with the other 4.7/8″ squares and also with the brown and white 2.7/8″ squares.

 

 

Sailboat quilt block layout

Sailboat quilt block layout

Sew the pieces together across the rows

Sew the pieces together across the rows

Lay the patchwork pieces out in three rows.  Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together.  The sailboat quilt block could be used in a baby quilt, but I chose to layer, quilt and bind each one separately so that they can be used as coasters.

 

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