I did this quilt quite some time ago for a little boy that I love dearly. I had the idea to do the sail boats because his Mom loves them. I had no idea what I was doing but I gave it a try anyway. I found the cutest fabric that I used for the strips in the middle and the backing. The sails are a navy check. I was very happy with the way it turned out because it was my first try. I am sure that I made a lot of mistakes while making it and have since then done a lot more paper piecing, it is addicting like they say. I tied this quilt because that is what the Mom liked and I had not yet attempted any machine quilting, not even stitching in the ditch. I can do some machine quilting now and I am slowly learning to free motion quilt, although I must say I don't think it is that easy to regulate your stitches. I just need to practice more, as they say,"Practice makes perfect".