A really easy and common four patch block, so that you will never forget your holidays! It goes around by so many names, sailboat or boat, etc. but the pattern is almost always the same.

via East Dakota Quilter

Cutting instructions

Simple and straightforward half square triangles. a really easy block and perfect for beginners. I prefer to make a test block before cutting pieces for the whole quilt. It makes me more confident to continue and make the whole thing. In this particular block you could use scraps mainly for the sails of the ship, or just go with matching fabrics.

And always remember FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included.

Finished Block Size Cut 2 squares from dark and white fabric Cut 1 strip from light and white fabric Cut 2 rectangles from white fabric Cut 2 squares from white fabric
 4” 1 7/8” 1.5” x 4.5” 1.5” x 2.5” 1.5”
8” 2 7/8” 2.5” x 8.5” 2.5” x 4.5” 2.5”
12” 3 7/8” 3.5” x 12.5” 3.5” x 6.5” 3.5”
16” 4 7/8” 4.5” x 16.5” 4.5” x 8.5” 4.5”

Quilts made from this block

If you have made a quilt using this block, you could write about it in the comments section, and so we could add it here!

Lovely Little Handmades Quilt while you’re ahead Messy Jesse

Names of the block

The Mayflower, Tad Lincoln’s sailboat, Little ship of dreams

#REFERENCE: Maggie Malone “5500 Quilt Blocks Designs”



Block variations

This blocks’ variations are many but they are not exactly the same as the current tutorial, so you could make them using the same instructions. So more tutorials to come with the rest of the variations!

There are more variations of the block but they do not fit exactly to the current tutorial.

There are more variations of the block but they do not fit exactly to the current tutorial.




Video tutorial of the block

I hope you will enjoy this video tutorial on how to make the SHIP quilt block and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more fun quilt blocks!

Do you have a tutorial for this block?

You can share it on the comments and we will add it HERE!

OUR TRUE MISSION: We are trying to collect as many tutorials as we can for this block. Different people may have different ideas-techniques on how to make it. Sharing your knowledge with other quilters or with potential quilters, helps us be better, and spreads our love of quilting to more people. So, if you have a written tutorial for this block on your blog, please share it here and we will add it in this section, along with a link to your blog/web site.

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