Simple Sailboat Quilt

I didn’t use a quilt pattern I just used one sailboat quilt block pattern and built the rest of the quilt around it using fabric remnants and offcuts.

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

Sailboat Quilt Block Pattern


I started my quilt this way because when I searched for a nautical quilt pattern, I just couldn’t find anything that I really liked but I did find this sailboat block so I figured I’d have a go at adding to it!

I can’t give you exact yardage measurements for this quilt but basically, I had bought a bundle of someone else’s leftover blue and navy fabrics on ebay.

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.

Next I measured how much of the block had the ‘water’ in it and how much had the ‘sky’. I then pieced strips to either side of the block that were approximately 2/3rds sky and 1/3rd water.

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