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Mariner's Compass Quilts

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Photo of "Morning Has Broken Like the First Day," a Mariner's Compass design. Photo of "Gloucester Compass," a Mariner's compass design.
Morning Has Broken
Like the First Day
Gloucester Compass
Mariner's Compasses have been one of the most popular quilt designs for many decades. I also find it is a very versatile block that can be drafted in many different sizes and styles. I particularly like to fussy-cut the center pieces so the center of the compass has a kaleidoscopic design. I really enjoy drafting, so when I teach my mariner's compass classes, I make my students draft their own compass, make templates, and then piece them. No paper piecing for my students!
Photo of "Signature Quilt," a Mariner's Compass design. Photo of "Ocean Song," a Mariner's Compass design.
Signature Quilt Ocean Song
Photo of "Wacky Compasses," a Mariner's Compass design.
Wacky Compasses
Fussy-Cut Mariner's Compass
Photo of Fussy-Cut Mariner's Compass #1.
Compass 1 Compass 2 Compass 3