Sail Boat Block {Tutorial}

I’ve been working on a secret squirrel project, which means that I can’t show more than a sneaky little peek. It’s a fun project for a little boy and I will share it very soon, but until then, I thought I’d share a quick little tutorial on how to make this sail boat block.




These measurements will make a 12” (finished) Sail Boat Block.


White Solid Fabric
(4) 3 ½” squares
(3) 3 7/8” squares - cross cut diagonally to make (6) HST’s
 
Yellow Print Fabric
(2) 3 7/8” squares - cross cut diagonally to make (4) HST’s
 
Orange Print Fabric
(2) 3 ½” squares
(1) 3 7/8” square - cross cut diagonally to make (2) HST’s
 
Turquoise Print Fabric
(4) 3 ½” squares
 

Sail Boat Block
I find the easiest way to put this block together, is to lay out all of the pieces on a mat beside my sewing machine.

Firstly, chain piece all of the HSTs (half square triangles). Trim and press the seams open.
Lay out the pieces back in the correct order.
Sew the pieces into rows. Press.
Sew the rows together to create the block. Press.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Need to make a baby boy quilt? Make 9 of these blocks and sew them in a 3 x 3 configuration - a fun little quilt for a baby boy.


8 comments

Sue Niven said...

So cool! I love it! Thanks!

Lianne said...

Looks good Anorina, i need to make quick baby quilt, sex unknown, colours yellow black and white. Any suggestions?

Lianne said...

Looks good Anorina, i need to make quick baby quilt, sex unknown, colours yellow black and white. Any suggestions?

Christine S said...

Thanks!

gibbygoo56 said...

Too cute! I adore it!

tntmace said...

What a great idea! thank you for sharing it!

susan J smith said...

love the sailboat pattern-- is there a printable version ?

Peacemeal said...

I made this sailboat quilt last week (Dec. 2021!) for our local children's hospital. added some blank squares where I put a whale, a dolphin....will probably make this again as it was so easy and fun! Wonderful!!!! Thank you so much.