I have been ready to make a baby blanket, even though no babies are coming my way (so sad, really).  I don't really purchase "baby" fabric, just color families.  

Monday, a pattern jumped right out at me.  I love it when that happens, don't you?  The Sailboat Block, on the SheCanSew Blog, is perfect!   I printed the pattern, and started sorting through my stash, although my stash really looks like piles.  Why is that?  Why can I not organize?  

And here is my test block--

My design bar is happy again!

We have some Denyse Schmidt fabrics paired with a Kate Spain wave print, which worked out perfectly!  The pattern could use some tweaking, at least to me.  The sails called for 3 7/8 inch squares for the HST's, and on my second try I just went with 4 inch.  They trimmed up much better.  Also, the pattern stated that the block would be a 12" block; however, 12" is a finished and sewn block, not unfinished size, which could be confusing for a new quilter.  And this block is easy enough for a new quilter!

I have a fabric in mind for the sashing if it is not too neutral.  Will check it out before I write it up!!  

For now, linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday, at Blossom Heart Quilts., and Show and Tell Tuesday at i have to say   Stop by and say hello!

Have a great week,


  1. This block is SO cute! Love the fabric choices. That wave fabric is killer! :) it's going to be an adorable baby quilt.

  2. I love the wavy fabric for the ocean!

  3. So cute and the wavy fabric print at the bottom is just perfection! :)

  4. Darling little boat block! Love it!

  5. It is a really cute block! Great fabrics!!


  6. That wave print is the perfect fabric!


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