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« on: November 22, 2008 10:34:01 AM »

The quilt owned by the Shelburne Museum was really what got me started quilting.  I wanted to make one!  The sixty-four point compass, and nothing else would really do.  But since it's not really a beginner's pattern, I decided to try some other things first.

Thirty years later, I had a roadblock quilt.  It was a Star of Bethlehem variant that I'd screwed up in every possible way-- the piecing, the quilting, EVERYTHING.  But I wasn't going to start another quilt until it was done.  So finally, I just sat down, and fought that puppy to a fairly satisfactory finish.  And then, it was time.  Time to make that big Mariner's Compass quilt.

Judy Mathiesson, bless her, had just published a draft for a 64-pointer.  I grabbed that, used her freezer paper technique, and three months later, this is what resulted! 

It now belongs to my uncle, who gave my son the money for his first year of college.  Parting with it wasn't easy, but it was the right thing to do, and its new owner appreciates it-- his mother collected quilts.  And I've got this one now.

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008 11:34:27 AM »


<awestruck look on my face>

just wow.

i cannot fathom the time and patience you put into those.

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008 11:43:06 AM »

This may be the most beautiful quilt I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing.

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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008 11:55:28 AM »

OMG  Shocked My jaw just literally dropped. That is wow...just wow. You did an AWESOME job. I'm almost speechless. That is just amazing.

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008 12:36:21 PM »

Wow!  They are absoutely beautiful!  I guess I had better keep practicing!   Wink

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008 12:45:21 PM »

Gorgeous work! Good to see another Maritimer crafter in here! Grin

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2008 12:50:38 PM »

that is amazing.  you must have the patience of a saint.

I admire your ability to part with something that you had poured so much time and effort into
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2008 01:32:13 PM »

Wow!  That is beautiful!  Where did you find the pattern?

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2008 01:44:02 PM »

Very nicely done!! Impressive!

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2008 02:03:06 PM »

 Wow, its really nice.  All those little pointy bits weren't individually sewn together were they?...
Its an impressive design and beautifully done, but if all those pieces were individually sewn, then I'm just speechless!  Shocked
And even if they weren't, you did a great job! Smiley
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