Hello Sizzix friends! I'm dropping by today to share with you part 1 (of 2) to make this fun little Sailboat quilt. Last year I came across a boat quilt block like this and immediately set out to make one, (you can see my finished version here) I shared my progress on my blog and Instagram using the hashtag #NaturallyNauticalQuiltAlong and soon people joined in and started making one too! It was quite popular! So this time I decided to shrink the block down and use my Sizzix Plus machine to whiz out a few mini blocks to turn into a wall hanging using a traditional red and white colour theme.
21" x 18"
1m Kona Snow (off-white fabric)
1/2m Kona Rich Red (red fabric)
23" x 20" Cotton Batting
#660020 Big Shot Plus Machine
#659983 Half Square Triangles, 1-1/2in Finished Square
#658327 Strips, 1-1/2in Wide
#655267 Cutting Pads, Extended
1. To make up the 6 blocks, cut the following:
(36) red HST's
(36) white HST's
(1) red 1-1/2" strips. Sub-cut into (6) 2-1/2" rectangles
(3) white 1-1/2" strips. Sub-cut into (12) 2-1/2" rectangles and (6) 4-1/2"rectangles.
2. Sew all the HST's together, (red and white triangles). Chain piece and press seam to dark side.
3. To make up the blocks; sew two HST units side by side. Repeat with two additional HST units and press seams open. Using the image above, sew the two rows together, following the placement of the triangles carefully. Press seams flat.
4. Lay out your pieces as above. Sew the white rectangles to the HST unit. Sew two HST pieces to the red rectangle (follow placement of triangles). Sew the rows together and add the bottom white rectangle to finish the block.
Your block should measure 4-1/2" square.
5. Make 6 blocks total.
Next week we'll make our alternate blocks and add the borders and binding to finish! Enjoy!