Tall Ships Sail into the Block Lotto in June

Posted by on June 1, 2013 in housekeeping | 2 comments

 Sophie-5Our June lotto block is this 6 by 9-inch (finished size) variation of a traditional ship block.  It is proportionally narrower and taller than the traditional versions, so I’m calling it Tall Ship. This block is from my fleet of Tall Ship blocks.

Download the print-friendly directions for making the block here:

Tall Ship Quilt Block

This block contains eight triangle squares (aka half-square triangles or HSTs).  The directions include an eight-at-once technique for making them from two large squares, but you may make your flying geese units using your preferred method.

For more information about ways to make triangle squares:

Tips for Making Half Square Triangles

Fabric Guidelines

Each Tall Ship block is made  from 2 fabrics:

BLUE–may be a solid or tone-on-tone (TOT) print. For the purposes of this block, your blue TOT fabric may contain small amounts of white, black and/or metallic.   If you make multiple blocks, you may use the same blue fabric in two of them, with different fabric placement: one blue ship on a white background, one white ship on a blue background.

WHITE–may be a solid white or a white-on-white (WOW) print. If you make multiple blocks, you may use the same white fabric in all of them.

Entering Multiple Blocks

The maximum number of blocks you can enter for chances in the drawing is the usual nine.

Tags & Categories

This month, use the tag Tall Ship

As usual, please choose the category blocks for posts containing photos of your blocks, sent and received for messages about blocks mailed and received and show and tell for photos of your projects made using this block.

Weekend Update topic for June

This month, the designated topic for the Weekend Update is anything UN-QUILTY.  June is the month of weddings, graduations, and the beginning of school vacations.  Farmers’ markets, gardening and lots of outdoor activities are in full swing … for many, finding the time and/or inclination to quilt is a challenge.  The designated weekend to share something UN-quilty will be June 14-17, but feel free to share posts about your un-quilty activity all month long.

The Virtual Quilt

The blocks in this month’s Virtual Quilt were made by sneak peekers, Angie, Debbie, Helen, Kathleen, Margaret, Nan and me.

Angie-Ship1 Nann-Ship5 Angie-Ship2 Debbie-Ship1 Sophie-8
Sophie-9 Helen-Ship1 kathleen-ship2 Nann-Ship3 Nann-Ship1
Sophie-1 Sophie-2 Debbie-Ship2 Nann-Ship4 Nann-Ship9
Helen-Ship2 Nann-Ship7 Nann-Ship2 Margaret-Ship1 kathleen-ship1
Sophie-7 Nann-Ship6 Sophie-3 Sophie-6 Nann-Ship8




  1. This is a great idea. I can’t decide which I like best, blue ships or white ones!

  2. I cant seem to open the link to the directions for the block..

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