Saturday, November 20, 2010
Mariners Compass on APC cover
My name is Robyn.
Apparently, on this blog, there has been some recent interest in my Mariners Compass Quilt which was on the cover of Australian Patchwork and Quilting Magazine in December 2008. After publication of the magazine, I was surprised at the numerous emails I received from Australia, New Zealand and other countries requesting information about the pattern, but Kim had not published it.
I made this quilt in a class with Kim using reproduction fabrics for the first time, forcing me out of my comfort zone. As is typical of Kim's quilts, this pattern was quite a challenge.
The quilt top is entirely hand pieced and the hexagonal medallions and scallops were mostly fussy-cut. They were then sewn over cardboard and appliquéd onto the background fabric.
The most challenging parts of the quilt were the large borders, where all the flowers were reverse appliquéd. I really enjoyed this technique as it was something quite new for me.
The quilt was commercially quilted by my friend, Kay Fernihough at Quilts on Q.
Every so often when making a quilt, I don't want it to be finished as I am enjoying the journey so much and this was one of those quilts.