Sunday, May 19, 2013

FREE Little Boys Sailboat PATTERN

I just designed a little boys sailboat quilt and thought I would share it with everyone. Email me if you're confused about any part of it. ENJOY!!


Little Sailor SAILBOAT QUILT  

 Finished size approx. 60”x60”


16 assorted scraps for sails

Hull & Mast Brown: 3/8 yard

Sky Blue: 1-3/8 yards

Water Blue & binding: 1 yard

Border 1 + 4 sails, White: 1/2  yard

Border 2, Red: 1-3/4 yards

Backing: 3-1/2 yards

Make 20 Sailboat blocks using the attached block pattern.

Make 4 rows as follows:

Cut (24) 2-1/2”x 8-1/2” SIDE sashing pieces of sky blue. Use these between sailboats and to start and end a row. Use 5 sailboats and 6 sashing pieces per row.

Cut (4) 2-1/2” x 42-1/2” strips of water blue and (1) 2-1/2” x 42-1/2” strip of sky blue. Attach water strips between rows and to the bottom of row 4. Add the sky blue strip to the TOP of row 1.

 Borders #1:

Cut (2) 1-1/2” x 42-1/2” WHITE border strips. Add to top and bottom.

Cut (2) 1-1/2” x 44-1/2” WHITE border strips (you may have to piece two strips to get the length you need). Add to each side.

Border #2:

Cut (2) 8-1/2” x 44-1/2” RED DOT strips. Add to top and bottom.

Cut (2) 8-1/2” x 60-1/2” RED DOT strips. Add to each side.

Quilt as desired.

Bind with Blue Water fabric.

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SAILBOAT Block Pattern:

There are 2 ways to make this block... one uses a foundation sheet and the other uses the TRI REC acrylic tools. I'll be doing the latter below. If you would like the paper pieced (foundation) pattern, email me and I'll let you know how to get it. Personally, I think it's easiest to use the TRI REC tools.
1.The sail/sky elongated triangle block is made first. Using the REC part of the TRI REC set, cut a 6-1/2" REC triangle (full size of the template) out of one of your SAIL fabric and the same of the sky. Both fabrics should be right side up so that your sail is facing the right direction.
2. Out of sky blue, cut a rectangle, 1" x 3-1/2". Attach this to the bottom of the sail square.
3. Cut a "mast" out of brown, 3/4" x 7". Attach this to the side of the sail block.
4. Out of sky blue again, cut a rectangle 3-1/4"x7. Attach this to the brown mast.
5. Cut a strip 2" x WOF out of brown for the hull. Lay the TRI tool on top of the strip (the large bottom end of the tool) lining up the long edge of the strip with the bottom edge of the TRI tool. Cut off the right and left angle to form the hull.
6. Cut a 2" x WOF strip of sky blue. Fold it in half and cut two REC triangles (top point of tool lines up with top edge of strip). Add these to each end of the hull to form a rectangle. Attach this to the bottom of the sail square. Your block should measure 6-1/2" x 8-1/2".
For the quilt above, you need to make 20 blocks. Want it longer, just add rows of sailboats and water. Don't forget to buy and cut extra border fabric also.

UPDATE 10-2-13: If anyone makes this, could you send me a picture? I'd love to post it on my blog. Thanks, Deb


Scrapatches said...

This is adorable, Deb. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Lurline said...

Love this pattern! I don't know about tri rec bot will read up on it - foundation piecing sounds good to me though!
Hugs - Lurline

Whosies said...

super cute and thanks for stopping by- love the boats! Great idea for piecing them too.

Preeti Harris said...

This is such a cute pattern. And I love your simple and clear instructions. Thank you for sharing. I am adding this to my to-do list.

Northern Deb said...

Thank you, Preeti. I'm glad to have some feedback on it. Thanks for leaving a comment :)

Wayne Rhodes said...

Great pattern! I did it without using any special tools and changed the size somewhat. Here is a picture from by blog:

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