Block 46 - ShipsI've been having fun with these "realistic" blocks the last few weeks so I think I'll continue for a while until I get tired of them! This is a fun one that I'm sure was originally more popular on the coasts than here in the Midwest, but hey! We get cable here! To make this Modern, I did part flip and sew and part precision piecing. I also messed with color placement which always adds a bit of fun to a normally static block.
- From the orange, cut 1 - 2 1/2" x 7" strip AND 4 - 3" squares.
- From the gray, cut 2 - 2" x 5" strips AND 1 - 2" x 3 1/2" strip AND 2 - 3" squares.
- From the blue, cut 4 - 3" squares.
|Here's my three fabrics. I like the gray and blue together. It kind of looks like one of those days when the storm and blue skies are battling it out to see who wins!|
|And here are the cut fabrics. You can kind of see where we're going with them laid out like this.|
|Once they are sewn, flip the blue back and press.|
|Cut the part on the back off leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.|
|Trim to 2" square making the units as wonky or as perfect as you choose.|
|Here are mine.|
|Next, for the botom part of the ship, sew the two gray triangles to each side of the 7" strip. Make sure to sew both ends so the triangles flip in opposite directions or else it won't look like a ship when done.|
|Trim the bottom to 2" in any wonky way you choose.|