Simple and Easy Sailboat Quilt

This sailboat quilt that I made for a good friend of mine was one of the quickest and most visually striking quilts I’ve ever made.

I based this entire quilt on one foundation paper pieced sailboat block.

Sailboat Quilt Block Pattern

The key is that the block has a division between water and sky at either side of the block.

I confess when I give quilts as gifts they are usually throw quilt size, which also means they might not even be a super standard size at all.

Fabric Planning

I used the blue waves fabric for the sea and the bird fabric for the sky and I added a pop of red for the bottom of the boat itself.

Building the Quilt around one Quilt Block

Once the FPP block was finished I measured the size of the finished block. I think it was around 12″ plus the seam allowance.

I then pieced strips to either side of the block that were approximately 2/3rds sky and 1/3rd water.

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