One of the many things I like about Ruby Short McKim's patterns is that she designed quilts that could be used for boys' rooms. The American Ships pattern is a great example of a quilt that I know my son would have liked when he was young. I have a quilt top that strays from the original pattern but when I browse through the internet, I see many quilters arranged the blocks in a variety of ways. This was the original pattern:
The quilter who made my top, decided to just showcase the blocks with out the Clipper ship in the middle:
An old photo of my quilt, with my late dog, Ted.
This would still make a wonderful quilt for a boy and with the resurgence of interest in sailing (pirate movies and the Jake cartoon), there might be some young boys who would appreciate a quilt like this. The pattern is available at McKim Studios here.
The lady who embroidered the blocks was elderly and disabled and I have to admire that she finished all the blocks, here are some close-ups from my top:
The weather is about to get better here in Pennsylvania and we are expecting higher temps. I hope we all experience smooth sailing into a delightful Spring! Have a great day!