Although I spent 2 weeks last January on a sailboat, I do not consider myself a sailor! Almost every afternoon, our Captain and his wife would quiz us about the parts of the sailboat. We learned what the pulpit is, what the head is used for and what to do when someone yells “Grab the painter!” So, I was pleasantly surprised when I actually remembered the parts of the sailboat as I stitched the first block of Sue Garman’s “Ladies of the Sea”. For those of you who are not familiar with the basic parts of a sailboat, this should help!The sailboat on the first block is Canada’s own “Bluenose”, surrounded by a wreath of maple leaves. (Makes me proud to be a Canadian!) Although I prefer the starch and freezer paper method, I decided to do needleturn for the leaves.
Once the wreath was finished, I added the crown.
Now, on to the parts of the sailboat…the masts and boom are really skinny!
So, here is the mast, mainsail, the boom and the jib…
…and all the rest of the parts! I have only marked the rope lines with a Frixion marker. I am not sure if I will use 1 or two strands of embroidery floss to stitch them. I will figure that out tomorrow!
Til next time…
12 thoughts on “I am no sailor!”
Love the Canadian Maple leaves :0) they are beautifully stitched. Those masts are skinny but not as skinny as they are on the dime – lol!
crazy small pieces
You are right!Crazy small pieces!
I love seeing the work you do -its fabulous, thank you for sharing. I am about ready to start on this same block, but I’m not sure I like my background fabric yet. On the leaves did you use batik and cotton?
You do beautiful appliqué! Your block is looking wonderful.
Your work really inspires me–such wonderful work.
Thanks for the lovely comment!
Looking very good – my old-sailor husband is very impressed!!
Oh, thank you! And thank your husband for me!
Wow – that ship is shaping up beautifully. And I love the crown too – so impressively done. I so look forward to your posts.
Your appliqué leaves are just wonderful! Every Canadian quilter should have at least one quilt with a maple leaf somewhere on it :o)
Thank you for the lovely comment. Are you also Canadian?