I found this beautiful Azalea fabric in NY while visiting my mother. It has my favorite color of Azaleas in it. I wanted to do a paper pieced project and decided to try a Mariner's Compass.
Once I found the 2 companion fabrics, I couldn't decide which color to make my compasses, so I made a couple of sample half compasses and asked my 14-year old son which color he preferred. He told me to combine the colors in the compasses. So that's what I decided to do and this is the result.
Once I made the compasses I sketched out the diamond and octagon borders. This is a 3 wall hanging set that I use in my living room
in the spring.
The compasses are machined pieced then appliqued down on the background.and the quilts are hand quilted.
Made in 2006