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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Mariner's Compass Quilt - This Month's UFO

Now when I say UFO I really mean not started yet!  A couple of years ago (or maybe more) I bought The Folded 3-D Mariner's Compass set at the Quilt and Craft Fair here in Adelaide and haven't used it yet.  My brother is turning 60 in November (we share the same birth date but we're not twins, he's 8 years older than me!) and has always had an affinity with the sea so I thought I would make him a quilt using these blocks.


I have some fabric I've put together over the last few months but not sure if it will be enough! As I hadn't used the tool before, rather than use up my precious chosen fabrics I thought I'd better make a block with other fabric to try it out and I'm very glad I did. I do think the instructions could be worded better, particularly relating to fabric cutting instructions but the instructions for the method were great.

It came together very quickly and easily and my only issue was that I had planned on the dark purple fabric being at the back and the other darker patterned fabric at the front.  As it is now the purple kind of takes over rather than being a highlight as I had in mind. I have now written on my pattern to make things a bit clearer!

As it was dark by the time I finished, some of the fabric is a bit reflective in the flash photo but you get the idea at least!


I might use this block in a cushion or something!

Now I need to plan the quilt and see if I have anywhere near enough fabric for what I have in mind. If not I think I could make blocks in a couple of colour options and alternate them, we'll see.

Out with the graph paper and pencil I think!

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