Traditional Tuesday - Block 46

Block 46 - Ships
I think this is as traditional as it gets! Blue and white - simple, graphic, beautiful!

From the blue, cut 2 - 2 3/8" squares* AND 1 - 2" x 6 1/2" strip.
From the white, cut 2 - 2 3/8" squares* AND 2 - 2" x 5" strips AND 1 - 2" x 3 1/2" strip AND 2 - 2" squares.
*I cut mine 2 1/2" and cut them down after sewing to ensure they are perfect. Do what makes you happy.
Here's all the cut pieces sort of laid out. I pressed the 2 blue squares and the 2 small white squares in half on the diagonal.

Make 4 half-square triangle units from the 2 3/8" blue and white squares. I use the pressed line as a guide. Sew 1/4" on each side.

Because I chain-pieced these, I then sewed the 2" square to one end of the blue strip ON the diagonal line right after the half-square triangle pieces.
Cut the half-square units apart on the pressed line and press open to the dark. Trim to 2" if necessary.
Complete the bottom of the strip by pressing to the white and cutting out the back two triangle pieces. leaving 1/4" seam allowance.
Lay out your units like they will look when sewn.
Sew the half-square triangle units into a four-patch.
Press the center seam open.
Sew the short white strip to the top of the four-patch.
Add the long white strips to the sides. Press to the white after each seam is sewn. Sew the bottom of the boat on to complete the 6 1/2" block.


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