This is the second peek at what I have planned for my Sewvivor sew-along project. As I mentioned in my first post about this project, “nautical” isn’t really my thing. But, I’ve been channeling someone else as I work, and I’m going to be very excited to give this gift when it’s complete!
I started by creating a paper piecing template for my Sails in Illustrator. The template still needs some work before it’s ready to share or sell, but I’d love to hear from you if you think it’s something that you’d like to make!
The inspiration for the is block is from a photo of the ship that my father in law sailed when he was a young Sea Scout. On our last trip to Norway, we attended the Harbor Day celebration in Oslo and got to see the newly restored Mohawk II in all its glory; it was such a treat to get to see my extremely excited father-in-law take my husband below deck to see where he bunked as a teenager.
“Sails” is my first attempt at creating an original paper piecing template – I have a few spots that I want to work on, but I’m pretty proud. And now, I’ve got to get back to my machine. I’m so grateful my Stashbee Hive 3 beemate, Francine, has been so sweet about my late July block!
Background: Nightsky in Indigo by Rashida Coleman Hale
Ocean: Line Scratch in Blue by Carolyn Friedlander
Boat: Foliage in Fern by Carolyn Friedlander
Sails: Low volume scraps (but mostly Carolyn Friedlander)
Since the template and the project are very much in-progress, I’ll be linking up with Freshly Pieced on Wednesday with the other works-in-progress for the week.