Fairy Tale Sailboats






Hello all you Moda Bake Shoppers! Penny here from sewtakeahike.

Today, I have a real treat for you all, the Fairy Tale Sailboats quilt!

When I designed this quilt, I wanted to incorporate a few different techniques, so to make the quilt, you will be using template piecing, paper piecing, and raw edge applique. I decided on raw edge applique to give the sails a worn look once the quilt was washed (like the sails have been out at sea in the wind and elements).



One of my other goals was to use all of the fabrics from the line. I mostly succeeded, with the exception of being able to use 3 or 4 of them.

AND, this quilt will leave you with scraps, one of my favorite parts! The only fabrics that you won't have many scraps from is the backing/border fabric, and the binding fabric.










1 fq bundle of fairy tale friends (I used the print 21608 16 from the bundle for the paper pieced squares between the boats)

1/2 yard binding fabric (I used 21605 21)

2 1/2 yards of border and backing fabric (I used 21605 24)

3 yards of background fabric (I used 21098 78)

60X60" batting

Template for sails (Right and Left), background (Right and Left) ... included in "Printer Friendly Version" at the bottom of the post.

16 each paper piecing templates for each mast and boat.


*NOTES*
  • All templates need to be enlarged 200%.
  • As you are cutting fabrics from the background templates, paper pieced mast and boat sections, make sure and add 1/4" seam allowance around each edge (except the boat template. only add 1/4" seam allowance to the longest top edge).
  • The template for the paper pieced mast and boat have already been reversed for you.
  • The sails do not need to have a 1/4" seam allowance added.




1. CUT YOUR FABRIC:
  • Using the background fabric, cut 16 pieces from Right background template and 16 pieces from Left background template, making sure to include a 1/4" seam allowance around each edge.
  • Using your choice of prints from the fat quarter bundle, cut 16 right and left sail templates.
  • Using the border fabric, cut 6 strips, 3 1/2" wide.
  • Using the binding fabric, cut 6 strips, 2 1/2" wide.

2. PAPER PIECE THE BOAT AND MAST SECTIONS:
  • Using the scraps of background fabric from cutting in step 1, 16 different prints from the fat quarter bundle, and the fabric for the square in the middle of the boats, paper piece 16 boat sections, making sure to leave a 1/4" seam allowance around the longest top edge only.
  • Using your chosen mast fabrics, paper piece 16 mast sections. The shorter end of the mast is the background fabric and the longer end is the mast fabric. Make sure to leave a 1/4" seam allowance around the edges.



(boats, backgrounds, sails, and masts all in a pretty pile!)


3. SEW THE SECTIONS TOGETHER:

With right sides together, sew a mast section to one of the Left background pieces. Press seam toward the mast.



With right sides together, sew a Left background piece to this section. Press the seam toward the mast.






With right sides together, sew the mast/background section to a boat section. Press the seam towards the boat.






Using a set of sails and one block, place the sails where you would like them and use a few dots of glue to tack them down.


Using a 1/4" seam, sew the sails to the block.


Trim the block to 12 1/4", making sure to use the corner of the triangle below the boat as your guide to trim by. (i.e. use the triangle corner to square up the rest of the block, making sure not to trim any of the triangle fabric away so that your square points will all line up when sewing your blocks together.)

*NOTE* I thought this block was going to end up at 12 1/2" square, however, I couldn't get a single one of them to be a perfect 12 1/2", so I adjusted it to 12 1/4" instead. If you can get your blocks to be a perfect 12 1/2", then by all means use a 12 1/2" block instead!



4. ARRANGE AND SEW THE QUILT TOP:

Arrange your blocks to your liking sew them together into groups of 4.




Sew the 4 blocks together and sew the border strips around the outside. (I included the selvedge in the border strips when it was interesting to me.)



5. ASSEMBLE YOUR QUILT
  • Piece the back together using the rest of the backing/border fabric and whichever remaining fq fabrics you'd like.
  • Make a quilt sandwich and quilt your quilt. (For my quilt, I free motion quilted vertical stripes down the sails, waves in the boat sections, clouds and seagulls in the seam area where the groups of 4 boats were sewn together, and waves in the border section.)
  • Bind your quilt.



1 Fairy Tale Sailboats quilt, 55X55.





I hope you enjoy making one for yourself!

Penny Layman
{sewtakeahike}

52 comments:

Jenny said...

oh Penny, it's just gorgeous! thanks for sharing this project!

Kristy said...

What a great scrappy quilt!

Shawn said...

Love your quilt Penny, thanks so much!!

Katie B. said...

This is lovely! Fun quilt!

Suzanne said...

Penny! It's you! I like that you combine several techniques in the construction plus it's fun to see your ticker tape quilt under that gingham tray.

Paige said...

I really love this! I've never paper pieced or done any applique so I may have to wait on it but I pinned it on Pinterest for when I'm ready!

Elsa said...

oh my gosh, Penny has out done herself! this is the cutest quilt I've seen in a long time!

vanos said...

THAT IS ADORABLE!

Cardygirl said...

Just gorgeous and fun!

Quiltjane said...

Wow. Such a fabulous fresh design. Thanks for the great tutorial

The Tulip Patch said...

Very very cute...it's almost like a hidden design because the sailboats togther look like a star.

Patti said...

I love this! EXACTLY what I was looking for to add to a quilt I am making. Thanks for this.

Kerry said...

Row row row your boat! Fabulous!

Michelle in NH said...

A fabulous quilt for the sailor in the family!

Kigwit said...

Adorable. I'd like to make this for my little guys.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Oh, this is SO cute!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Penny, this is possibly the best Moda Bakeshop quilt ever!!!

Joanna said...

Wow. I've never seen such a creative quilt. It's going on my "to-do" list.

Helen Bazinet said...

What a neat and different design, may use it someday.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

SUGAR RAY LEONARD Penny, possibly the best MBS EVER - how did you manage to combine a really wonderful project with your very own style coming through so clearly - this is really really wonderful and you are soooooooo talented. BLOWN AWAY

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Oh AND, it's really cool that you made a scrappy quilt with a line of fabric - how clever is that???

Bry said...

This is amazingly cute!!! Love it penny! Your paper piecing never ceases to amaze!

Vicki said...

A great tutorial and a gorgeous quilt!

J said...

Love how this quilt combines techniques: piecing (both template and paper) and raw-edge applique-how creative! Love it!

jabeybaby said...

This is so cute!

'Manda said...

Adorable!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a great use of this beautiful fabric (which I want to own)!

herlittlefeet said...

I LOVE IT!!! Jayne

WandaFish said...

Absolutely stunning, Penny! Thanks so much for a fabulous project and great, clear tutorial.

Arlene said...

Hmmm, this would be such a great quilt for a new grandson! Hmmmm!

Annelies said...

oh my goodness...one of my favorites of all time. Great job. I am off to my sewing room tomorrow to pull fabrics (G)!!! Thanks for sharing your talents.

Jovita said...

Penny, I LOVE it! You did a fantastic job creating a fun original quilt - I especially like that the boats are asymmetrical.

jednoiglec said...

I love this quilt from the very first moment. It's perfect - in design, in fabric selection and the idea behind it (boats build another print) is genius!

Sherry said...

This is super cute! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Anna said...

so beautiful, penny is a genious!

tara said...

I just made a kit for this using Oliver and S City Weekend. It's going to be great!

shelia said...

FAB!!!

La MaƱosa said...

Aww, I love this sweet quilt so much! Thanks for a great project!

shirley said...

lindo proyecto .gracias y bendiciones

schmidt1016 said...

This is so adorable! It makes me wish I had a little one to make it for. Thanks so much.

Leslie S. in MN
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Jeannette said...

Such a cute project, and I am glad it is a modabake shope too! Great job and thanks for sharing!

mathea said...

Your quilt is fab! I only wish I had a little boy to make it for :-)

amandajean said...

it's FABULOUS, Penny! i love how you incorporated so many different piecing techniques into one quilt. nice job, once again!

Sinta Renee said...

I love sail boat quilts... and this is the best one I have ever seen! I just love it and am so excited to print this puppy out!!! Now, to gather up the fabrics! thanks so much!

amy smart said...

This is fabulous, Penny!!

Aggiequilter said...

I don't usually like sailboat quilts but this is the CUTEST design I've ever seen! I would make THIS one! Thanks for sharing with us.

sewtakeahike said...

thank you sooooo much for all your lovely comments and encouragement! You guys are the best!

Dayna said...

Penny, this is absolutely fabulous!

Tante Gul said...

I love it so much! Can't wait to make it myself :)

quirky granola girl said...

what fun fabrics to play with for this quilt. i just love it.

Jamie Lee said...

That is a very original design. I love it!

Marilyn said...

I know this was posted in 2011 and I am having trouble finding Fairy Tale fat quarters. Any suggestions? Thanks