Remember that class I told you about last week?
I was going to make the Jacobean Star Quilt originally, but on the day, decided to go with Chris’ Mariners Compass.
Can I just say that if you ever have the chance to attend a class with Chris Jurd, do yourself a favour and GO! Chris is a wonderful instructor and makes learning a new skill a lot of fun and easy.
So anyways, here is my finished Mariners Compass. Once again, I need to apologise for my laziness in getting out my real camera – I’ve just used my phone camera.
I decided to go with a circle (rather than applique it onto a square background) mainly because I couldn’t decide which fabric I wanted to use. I’m trying to be good and not buy any more fabric for my stash (for a little while anyways) and didn’t like anything that I auditioned at home.
The stars and the centre panel are Denyse Schmidt fabrics. Love these colours and designs. The central octagon was needle turn applique. I can’t believe it worked so well and that my stitches aren’t visible.
I bought a bundle of Perle 8 cottons on ebay the other day, so I did a little bit of hand quilting too. I was itching to quilt with the new threads and this was the perfect project.
Now for the all important question, will I do more foundation piecing in future?
For sure! I have come to love this technique and look forward to trying out new foundation pieced blocks.
What is your absolute favourite foundation pieced block?