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18 February 2012

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?

15 comments:

  1. I can't really say it's my absolute favorite because I haven't seen that much, but I love this one : http://piecebynumber.com/StargazerCrystal-PieceByNumber.pdf

    I made it and it's absolutely stunning !!

    Your's is really really beautiful too !!

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  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!!

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  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!

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  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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