Friday, March 4, 2016

Mariner's Compass

After three and a half months of wintering in Texas I am back home and enjoying time in my sewing room. I put the inner border on Mariner's Compass .

then I had to trim those applique setting triangles. It is always a scary process to trim down applique blocks but those triangles were a bit of a challenge. I had to take two off and try again, I am lucky it is hanging straight after messing with those long bias edges.

The next four borders are very scrappy. First will be a scallop border and then a border of paper pieced hexagon flowers appliquéd in 7 inch pieced squares. Time to start digging in fabric.

Happy Stitching,




  1. Cheri your applique triangles look incredible! What an exciting quilt! I can't wait to see what your next borders look like :0)

  2. The white background setting triangles make such a change to your quilt. What fun to see your progress. I look forward to your next step.

  3. When I looked at your first photo of the mariners compass I was impressed by all those lovely appliqued circles and then the next photo was just wow! It's a beautiful pattern and your work is fantastic. Glad you got those pesky bias edges whipped into shape. I'm anxious to see the next additions. Welcome home.

  4. The Mariner's Compass is a beautiful piece. The circles are just perfect. I made a couple Mariner's Compass wall hangings when I first started quilting. None so fancy as yours.

  5. Ooh. Can't wait to see it in person.