Here is the anchor design. (Click on each picture, to see it enlarged.)
Here is a Mariners Star:
And here is a clipper ship. Jim made this stencil for me, off of a line drawing that was supposed to be for machine quilting.
So I have 3 of 42 blocks done... :o) I will be alternating the anchor and the star, with a few of the ships thrown in for good measure. (6 ships total.) And then there is a nice waves stencil for the outside border.
I wish the stitching stood out a little better. But I don't think that dark thread would stand out any better, on these print fabrics... So I will probably stick with the natural thread. I thought I may try one block tomorrow with a navy thread, just to see... (I also have a dark red thread...?) I hate second-guessing myself! :o)