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.
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 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.
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.