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Thread: Mariner's Compass Ideas

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    My husband has been asking me to make him a Mariner's
    compass wall hanging... I am a novice/intermediate quilter. any suggestions for patterns or books that I should use?

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    I am curious about this one - hope someone knows...

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    I have amariners quilt I'm working on The Book is at Home I'll be home on Sunday I will tell you the book my pattern is in.

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    The book "Mariners compass quilts" by Judy Mathieson is wonderful!!
    I took the pattern to Staples and had them enlarge it to fit the dimensions of a double bed...so the possibilities are endless. She also has directions in there on how to create your OWN mariners compass designs.
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    Good luck!

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    Here is a good block to try out. It was a BOM here on the board. For many it was a first attempt at PP too :D:D:D

    Tim (15 Jul 2007) Tim's Compass Star
    Discussion: http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/1437.page
    Pictures: http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/1438.page

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    I bought this pattern, but have not tried it yet.

    http://www.meadowlilybridge.com/catalog.php?item=22

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    the book "Mariner's Compass An American Quilt Classic" by Judy Mathieson is a great book. It is a paper back by C & T Publishing 1987.
    It has lots of patterns for different compasses and also directions on how to design your own.
    I made a lot of compasses years ago but have yet to put them in a quilt. DH brings it to my attention every now and then. I even have the border pieces cut and some sewed together. I just lost my interest in finishing it. Won't sell it 'cause someday it just might be interesting again!
    kathyd

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatherB Quilting
    The book "Mariners compass quilts" by Judy Mathieson is wonderful!!
    I took the pattern to Staples and had them enlarge it to fit the dimensions of a double bed...so the possibilities are endless. She also has directions in there on how to create your OWN mariners compass designs.
    :)
    Good luck!
    Great minds think alike!!!

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    I bought the booklet on a 3 D mariners compass from the site www. phillipsfiberarts.com and it is really easy to make. I had it put together in an evening and so it all goes to gether quickly. After you make one, you can make a nice big quilt for a bed. I made a wall hanging with mine. It makes about a 19" circle I think and it has instructions for making it a square and that will make it a 20" x 20" block. Make about 4 or 6 and you will have a nice quilt for a bed. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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