Friday, June 24, 2016

Little Mariner's Compass

Last winter I taught a 3 day quilting conference at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. There were 25 quilters sewing all day and sometimes late into the night. Denise Dews is one of our return quilters. She has come every year for the past 5 years along with her mother for a weekend mother/daughter getaway. Last winter one of the projects I presented was this Mariner's Compass. The compass is paper pieced with the simple Square on Square border pieced in the traditional way.

Here is the quilt I made using the same pattern but very different colors. It is easy to see how different color palettes can completely change the appearance of a quilt. What colors would you choose?