Friday, September 30, 2011

Mariner’s Compass Rose

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This is my quilt for the ALQS6.  While trying to decide what to make for this one, I found the center motif tucked away inside Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia Of Pieced Quilt Patterns I was thumbing through for inspiration.  I found it.
I decided to draft a mariner’s compass to fit so my fabric motif could be used (whole) as the center.  I found purples and black fabric in my stash to use.  To ensure nice points I decided to hand piece this one.  It is 18 in square. 
The center motif area is hand quilted along the black lines.  The compass and background is machine quilted.
From the back you can see the quilting.