|PFD Check! Boating Safety is Sexy!|
Being an Aquarius and having spent most of my summers at Girl Scout resident camp (canoe regatta weeks, lifeguard and former summer camp Waterfront Director) I opted to give the Sailboat block a modern makeover. Now I will confess that our waterfront was located on a fairly small lake, so most of our boating instruction focused on canoes, kayaks, row boats, paddle boats and training for the annual canoe regatta. But the camp did own two small Sunfish sailboats that I would occasionally take out on some of the more windy days. Having little training in the art of sailing, I was always sure to bring my trusty canoe paddle, just in case the wind did not want to cooperate!
For my modern makeover, I used EQ7 to design several versions of a small sailboat, complete with a flag and wake of water waves. Each block has 18 pieces of fabric--some of which are pretty tiny! Thank goodness for foundation piecing!!
|EQ7 Sailboat translated into Foundation Pieced Sailboat|
This block was then set into a 4 patch layout, rotating each square 90 degrees, creating a wonky star center and starry points in each corner.
|Sailing Around the World, Finishes 12"x12"|