This makes a 10" block and is paper pieced !

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Click here for templates A

Click here for templates B

A Fat Quarter of each Fabric should be ample!

The first thing that I would recommend that you do, is go to the Practice Paper Piecing Page.  When you feel comfy with paper piecing, come on back and try a Captain of His Ship Block! You will need to print out 2 copies of the template A page, and 1 of B per block you want to make on very lightweight paper. You also need 1 yellow and 1 black 2-7/8" x 5-3/4" strip.

Speed piece the corner half squares, by stacking the blk. and yel. 2-7/8" x 5-3/4" strips right sides together with all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip mark the 2-7/8" square line and the diagonals as shown at left. Sew a scant 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square line. Cut apart on the marked diagonals and on the square line. This will give you 4 half squares. Press seam allowances to dark side. Trim these back to measure 2-1/2" if needed. 

Complete paper piecing. Sew 2 of these half squares to ends of 2  paper pieced side units. Sew other 2 side units to sides of ship. Add top and bottom units to finish the block!

Here are nine Captain of His Ship blocks, with triple borders and cornerstones!

Happy Quilting Folks!

Marcia :o)

Here's Gayle's!

To the Patterns  or The Quilter's Cache

 Oct 2 2004 Marcia Hohn

Original  Block