One of my goals for 2009 is to make a Mariner's Compass quilt. This is a picture of the compass portion. I still have to applique on the center piece, and I am going to make a halo to put around it (I think). I have several ideas of what I want to do with the Compass, and one of those ideas involves adding some New York Beauty blocks in some respect. Anyway, I really enjoyed making this part of it, and am looking forward to making some progress on the rest of it. It will sort of be designed and planned as I go along.
The flakes that you can possibly see are from starch and will be gone when I launder the completed quilt, if not before.
I loved making this, and if I knew just what to do with them, I would really enjoy making more. The fabrics in this one are batiks except for the background, which is a Moda marble.
This will certainly count for a guild challenge, which I talked about in an earlier post. It is a challenge that will continue for a while.
Unrelated to quilting, our weather here has been gorgeous (for February). We have been able to get out and take a walk and will go again after while. We have a sick grandson (Tanner) with us right now. No matter what we do, we can't get a handle on his cough. His mom is headed home from work, and hopefully will have found a magic potion that will bring it under control.