Mariners Compass {with DS fabrics}

Remember that class I told you about last week?

The class with Chris Jurd where we learn to make one of her quilts? For a memory refresh, GO HERE.

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.


Mariner Compass - Chris Jurd Class

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.


Mariner Compass - Chris Jurd Class


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?


  1. I can't really say it's my absolute favorite because I haven't seen that much, but I love this one :

    I made it and it's absolutely stunning !!

    Your's is really really beautiful too !!

  2. It looks beautiful - you've done a great job my dear.
    Love the fact you left it circular and the quilting suits it so well.
    Hope to see you again soon for something more complicated!

  3. It's gorgeous. I love Carol Doaks work and some of the more modern found in the Flickr groups. Fatquarterly had some really nice patterns this issue.

  4. Really nice job. A Mariners Compass quilt is on my to do someday list.

  5. I love this!! Beautiful job! That pink is just fab!!

  6. Anorina - Your block is lovely and your hand quilting is spectacular!! Paper-piecing is definately my very most favorite way to quilt!! I try to paper-piece everything I can!! Kris

  7. Your compass is beautiful! Great fabric choices and I love the hand quilting! I think everyhing by Chris Jurd is my favourite pattern, lol, I'm a huge fan of hers!!

  8. wow wow wow this is just completely amazing! I just love it to pieces!! Love the colors, fabric you used, the perfect piecing and all! One of the prettiest things I've seen in a while!

  9. Oh great job! Love it. I have not done very much with paper piecing but this is something I'd love to try. Your quilting is the perfect finishing touch!


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