- Gather the 2-7/8" squares cut from sail and sky fabrics. Draw a diagonal line on the reverse side of the two lightest squares. Pair a sky square with a sails square. Use the easy sandwich method to turn the pair into two half square triangle units. Repeat to make two more.
When complete, each unit should measure 2-1/2" x 2-1/2". (If units are too small, try cutting your squares larger than necessary for the next block, and them trim finished units back to the exact size; see instructions.)
- Referring to the diagram, sew the four sail units into two rows as shown, middle left. Press seam allowances in adjoining rows in opposite directions and then join the rows. Press.
- Sew a 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" sky rectangle to each side of the sails unit as shown. Press seam allowances towards the sky.
- Gather the 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" boat bar and the (2) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" sky squares. Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner on each square. Use the quick flying geese method to sew a square to each end of the bar (this is a slightly different technique than you used to make half square triangle units).
- Sew the 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" water bar to the bottom of the boat unit. Press seam allowances towards the water.
- Press the Sailboat quilt block; it should measure 8-1/2" x 8-1/2".
- Make additional blocks as needed. See page 3 for a list of patches needed to make the quilt on page 1.