Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mariner's Compass

I just finished sewing the next border on the Mariner's Compass quilt. This border was made with hexagon flowers appliquéd in scrappy square in a square blocks. The quilt is a BOM from I do not have the fabric stash for a scrappy quilt like this and Homestead Hearth is sending the prettiest fabrics.

For this border they sent a huge variety of 6 inch squares and fat 16ths and it was up to me to fussy cut the hexagon flowers, and choose the centers and corners on the square in the square blocks and use them where I want in the border.

I like this type of BOM that leaves fabric placement up to me.

I also did a little fun sewing on a group quilt that will go in a charity auction later this year.

We started with gold kite shapes and then there is basically no wrong fabric you can add to these foundation strip pieced blocks.

When the triangles are put together you get four pointed stars surrounded by spiderwebs.

Roseville Album is getting closer and closer.

I have finished the last of the corner blocks

and now I am about to start the last long border.

The shapes on this border seem large so hopefully they will not take long to applique. That polka dot squirrel just makes me smile.

We have had a lot of rainy weather lately which has kept me indoors sewing and getting lots done on my different projects.

Happy Stitching,






  1. I wish you would send some of your rainy days to me! Love the Mariners compass, those circles in the centre look stunning. Great idea for the charity quilt, good for using up scraps too. I'm just so impressed with your applique, beautiful work.

  2. Your Mariner's Compass quilt is beautiful. You've recieved some great fabrics and really took advantage of the designs to fussy cut intricate looking flowers. Roseville is
    Going to be spectacular. I do remember those long borders stitching up pretty fast in comparison to some of those other blocks. Are you stopping there or adding the last border? Glad you've used the rain to your sewing advantage.

  3. Wow that quilt is growing beautifully! Yes the fabrics are lovely. Your Rosevile Album is wonderful - I like the tail on the polka dot squirrel :0) your applique is wonderful!

  4. Wow! So much lovliness in this post. The MC BOM is so pretty! You are doing a nice job of choosing which fabrics to use where.
    The Roseville applique blocks are stunning and your border is stupendous. I like the dots and stripes on the squirrels. So fun!

  5. Looking amazing. Can't wait for the next post.