Hello Everyone,

This weekend I was able to squeeze in a little time to devote to my Mariner's Compass quilt!  I was excited about sitting to work on it and got quite a bit accomplished.

I thought I would show you some close ups of the various elements of the quilt.

This is half of the center of the compass.  One of the things that I like best about Judy Niemeyer's patterns is that she designs them so that ALL your points will float.  In other words, the very tip of the spike does not go to the seam.  Therefore, there is no way you can ever cut off the tip of a spike!  Brilliant!

You can see that again here in the feathered star segment.  The yellow points don't go to the edge the just float.

I love my green sails!  These spike points are set far enough back from the seam to really stand out.  Plus, I am also smitten with the red rope sections.  

I used all batiks from my shop for this quilt.

Here is half of the Mariner's Compass all set and ready to be joined to the other half. 

Unfortunately, I didn't have time to get to this half this weekend.  It is still on my design wall.  I am hoping to plug away at it this week and have the halves joined by the weekend.  We will see...

But I can dream right now!  They really do co-exist nicely don't they?  

Oh, and...

I had draped the half over a chair after I was done doing the photo shoot and the lure of the paper on the back of the quilt top and the fabric was calling one very curious quilt inspector!  He approved and was a little upset when I took it from under him to place it back on the design wall.

Stay tuned!

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Until Next Time...
Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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