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!

Sail Boat prep

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!

Sail Boat

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.

Sail Boat 2

“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!

Block Fabrics:
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.


  1. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl

    Beautiful block! I love the nightsky fabric – it really looks like a ship sailing in calm waters in the night. I find it hard to believe that nautical isn’t your thing – your channeling must be working very, very well! 

  2. Claudia

    Wow! This is just phantastic. A sailing beauty and it has turned out extremely well. Well done and congratulations on a perfect piece of work. I also would love the paper piecing pattern.

    1. Daisy

      Hi Claudia!  I’d love to get in touch with you about testing this pattern, but I’m not able to email you.  If you happen to check back here, please go ahead and email me through my contact form.  Thanks!  And thank you for your interest! 

  3. wendy

    the fabric for the sails is perfect!  Well done on your first PP pattern, I would have no idea where to start to design one

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  6. Patricia

    OH! MY! So detailed!

    I am in the process of making a new quilt for our bed…I chose palm trees (we live on Galveston Island, TX) but this would be perfect for the center…MyLovingSpouse Loves ships that have sails! Please direct me to where (when you are ready!!!) I can buy this pattern! So very NICE ! ! !

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