My dad just told me, somewhat sheepishly, that he's bought himself another sailboat. This one is his biggest yet, and has a tiny cabin/bunk, which is why he wanted it. (He says he's going to spend his summer either doing the Erie Canal, or the Great Circle. I say both, knowing him.) His birthday is in March, and I'd like to make him a quilt for his boat.
So now I'm looking for a sailboat block. I'm finding lots, but the problem is I can't tell what would be doable for me, the beginner, and what's over my head. I'd like one boat, two sails (I've seen pirate ship-type blocks), no paper piecing (which seems to be most of what I'm finding). Directions on how to make the block are a must-I have no idea how to figure it out by looking at it. A block pattern, a whole quilt pattern or a book would all be fine.
Anybody got any ideas?