The Mayflower – a free paper piecing quilt block pattern

left & right facing Mayflower shipsAs every school-age American child knows, the Mayflower was the grand 17th century merchant sailing ship who brought the Pilgrims from England to the New World. This paper pieced version is especially good for gifts for boys, both young and old, depending on the chosen fabrics.  Enlarged to 24 inches, Mayflower makes a spectacular central medallion for a wall-hanging for a den, or a bed quilt for the boy who dreams of maritime adventures!

Download the free PDF 12-inch Mayflower pattern, provided in both left- and right-facing versions.

Mayflower medallion quilt

Mayflower medallion quilt, with Thanksgiving Star cornerstone blocks