We recently hung this Mariner’s Compass in my husband’s study. I made the quilt with him in mind. The fabric was bought on a trip to Bermuda, maybe spring of 2005. I always wanted him to hang it somewhere, but not until the new apartment did that wish get fulfilled. I was able to take a class with with Judy Matheison, the master of the mariner’s compass block, in November 2005.
The quilting follows along the lines of the compass. In the border, I used a stencil with an egg and dart pattern – maybe not this exact one and a frond in the corners of the block. This is early in my machine quilting days but it certainly was enough to make it work, and holds the quilt together nicely. I loved the fabric on the back and in fact, and had a friend get some in San Francisco on one of her trips.
The label was done for show, probably Rising Star in the fall of 2006. I can’t quite figure out the title, as I would have thought it might have to do with latitude and longitude but it doesn’t. I looked up the entry in the show, and that had nothing to indicate what it meant. [Addendum: I figured it out – To get to Bermuda from Boston it is 770 Miles SE]
I do love the quilt and am pleased to show you an old but favorite block/quilt.
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