Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Mariner's Compass

Here is my almost finished 3D Mariner's Compass.  I just need to add the binding and figure out what to put in the center.  I am not really liking the fabric choice I made for the top four points.  Mixed with the other fabrics I feel it is too light and all in my face.  I suppose that is what I get for picking fabrics from my stash late at night without good lighting.  I tried to add a big purple circle in the center, I even had it appliqued on and quilted down, but I didn't like it. So I picked it off.  Now I am not sure what to put in the center.  Maybe a smaller circle in white?

I really like the small cross hatch quilting.  It took me awhile, but I love it.
I ended up sewing down all the points too, so it really isn't 3D anymore, but I didn't like the way they flared out.

I love the back.

I only had a fat quarter of the purple I used in the points and I want that for the binding as well, so I will have to head to the fabric store to see if I can find more.



  1. would you consider a small pieced star in the center? If you google Judy Mathieson images, there are some examples.

  2. Love the blue swirly fabric,, and the quilting. Well done!