Summer Sailboat

Summer Sailboat Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Summer Sailboat pattern on Etsy

 

I love sailboats.  I see them as giant winged birds floating in the sea.  Many a year ago I even fancied taking sailing lessons.  I even had my husband teach me how to swim. However, that ended up having quite a different effect.  I became addicted to swimming and spent a lot of time at the pool.  I became a fairly decent swimmer, but the plans for learning how to sail fell by the wayside.

 

 

 

 Summer Swim pattern on Etsy

 

You see, I was going to the pool so much that my old tote bag fell apart completely.  By that time I had learned how to sew however, so I made another swimming tote bag with pockets for everything.

 

 

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San Francisco Bay

 

I still love to watch sailboats go by, their white sails surrounded by blue waters and the blue sky.  My mind drifts into a trance, punctuated by thoughts of adventure.  So, when I got a request to make a sailboat quilt pattern, I just had to accept it.

 

 

Summer Sailboat Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Summer Sailboat pattern on Etsy

 

Here’s my finished sailboat block.  The 12″ Summer Sailboat quilt pattern is now available on my Etsy shop.  Many thanks to those who have purchased it already.

That’s my One Monthly Goal finished, and I will be linking up with Patty at end of the month.  I really like the way this block turned out.  When I showed it to my husband, he initially thought I had painted it.  I love the crisp look that paper piecing provides!  I will be hand quilting puffy clouds on this one.

Happy Sewing,
-Soma

 

Linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page.

 

 

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36 thoughts on “Summer Sailboat

  • Patty June 27, 2017 at 04:43

    Love the sailboat! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  • Karen June 26, 2017 at 23:08

    There is something about a sailboat that definitely says “summer”. Lovely work.

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  • bettyl - NZ June 22, 2017 at 00:20

    Sailboats are a simple object but there’s something so serene about them. Your squares are gorgeous!

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  • Linda June 21, 2017 at 12:34

    Great sailboat block! Thanks for linking up to ‘sew stitch snap SHARE’

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  • Flashinscissors June 21, 2017 at 12:02

    Amazing sailboat block! It really does look like a painting! Well done, it’s lovely.
    Wonderful photo of San Francisco Bay!

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  • Abigail @cut&alter June 16, 2017 at 03:54

    Oh wow what a gorgeous sailboat you have created. At our old house in NZ we looked over Tauranga Harbour and I loved watching the boats on the water …. it seems like another lifetime! Thank you for linking up to TGIFF :)

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  • Heide June 16, 2017 at 03:42

    What a fun summer block. Great looking sail boat!

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  • Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts June 15, 2017 at 21:34

    Beautiful! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday!

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  • Susan June 14, 2017 at 09:19

    This is a lovely sailboat – the shape and the colors are perfect! Thank you so much for sharing it on Midweek Makers!

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  • Sally June 13, 2017 at 17:59

    That sailboat is fantastic! Love the colors.

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  • Lady Fi June 13, 2017 at 05:18

    That sailboat block is so pretty.

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  • Kate June 13, 2017 at 03:37

    It does look like a painting. Gorgeous block!

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  • Patricia June 12, 2017 at 21:28

    Oh so pretty! You are one very talented lady! Your husband is correct – it loks like a painting! Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful work of art!

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  • Janine @ Rainbow Hare June 12, 2017 at 11:49

    Your photo of San Francisco Bay is breathtaking. And your block is beautiful. It really does look like a painting. I love the sense of movement and wind in the sails :)
    Thank you for linking your last post with Wool on Sundays :)

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  • Judy Hansen June 12, 2017 at 07:38

    What a beautiful block – your choices in fabric really makes it look real.

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  • Bonnie in VA June 12, 2017 at 06:36

    Great sailboat block. You did a terrific job picking the fabrics.

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  • Lisa June 12, 2017 at 04:43

    That’s a beautiful block and the fabrics you used make it look like a paiinting.

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  • Angie in SoCal June 11, 2017 at 15:09

    A gorgeous boat and block!

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  • Nancy June 11, 2017 at 03:41

    I, too, thought it was a painting it is gorgeous, I can’t imagine the time it takes to design something like this,

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  • Vera June 10, 2017 at 10:25

    Lovely! I thought it’s painting at first as well :)

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  • Louisa June 9, 2017 at 23:45

    What a beautiful block, I can see why your husband thought you painted it! Your pic of San Francisco Bay brings back fond memories of our travels, we loved the west coast!

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  • Kim Sharman June 9, 2017 at 22:28

    How very clever, Soma; the design, the combination of the different fabrics and the stitching! The quilting of puffy clouds will be the perfect finishing touch. Swimming is a wonderful pastime, isn’t it. As a child I could always be found swimming at the beach or the local swimming pool. The watching of sailboats on the blue, blue ocean is rather entrancing.

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  • Karen June 9, 2017 at 13:15

    Beautiful sailboat. Reminds me of my first sailboat ride last summer. I just might have to get this pattern and make a block to commemorate it.

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  • Dixie June 9, 2017 at 11:27

    A beautiful block with wonderful colours. The clouds you plan to add will add up to a perfect day sailing.
    Lovely!

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  • Roseanne @ Home Sewn By Us June 9, 2017 at 04:50

    Hi Soma,
    I can definitely see why your husband thought you had painted it. I is just lovely, and it does look like a painting to me as well. Beautiful job. ~smile~
    Roseanne

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  • Lena June 9, 2017 at 04:33

    Your sailboat block is lovely, it has the motion and the crispness of the breeze. The subtle palette in the fabrics really makes it very realistic.

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  • Linda M June 9, 2017 at 03:16

    What a beautiful sailboat!

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  • Kat June 9, 2017 at 02:36

    This is a great block! Really pretty!

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  • RobynLouise June 8, 2017 at 23:42

    Lol, I’m thinking all of the above comments!

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  • Mary June 8, 2017 at 21:01

    Oh, Soma. I LOVE this one. What great detail you have added to it and the fabrics are perfect.

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  • Sandra Walker June 8, 2017 at 18:52

    Soma that block is incredible! Love the sky fabric especially, and the detail you’ve included–wow.

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  • Susan June 8, 2017 at 16:04

    Beautiful block and I have added it to my wish list on Craftsy.

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  • Carol June 8, 2017 at 09:45

    This is gorgeous!

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  • Ruth June 8, 2017 at 06:08

    That is a beautiful block! Fabrics are just perfect for it!

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  • Paige @ Quilted Blooms June 8, 2017 at 05:50

    Lovely design, Soma! How did you ever find the perfect fabrics! Well done!

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  • krislovesfabric June 8, 2017 at 04:28

    What a gorgeous block…just perfect for paper piecing! You picked great fabrics for this one! I admire that you were able to get such a blue sky and yet the sea looks to have good contrast with the clever fabric choices :)

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