Mariner's Compass Quilts, Setting a New Course by Judy Mathieson presents an amazing new method, freezer-paper foundations. Dazzling and accurate results every time. Includes 13 full size patterns.

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Mariner's Compass Quilts

 

Mariner's Compass Quilts
Setting a New Course

Author: Judy Mathieson
Pages: 96
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4M1815
Weight: 1.1 lb
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Mariner's Compass Quilts Setting a New Course
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Find your way to perfect Mariner's Compass Designs!

  • America's expert on the Mariner's Compass presents and amazing new method, freezer-paper foundations!
  • Dazzling and accurate results every time
  • 2 complete projects or create your own variations
  • 13 full-size patterns, no need to enlarge!
  • Enhance your compass designs with all-new circling geese, outer ring of points, and expanding checkerboard backgrounds

Table of Contents

Foreword
6
Fleur-de-Lis and Calligraphy Letter Appliqués
74
Introduction
8
Twilight Star
76
Chapter One: Planning Your Quilt
11
18-Point Cartwheel Costa Rica with Middle and Center Stars
80
Chapter Two: Drafting the Patterns
23
Cartwheel Costa Rica 2
82
Chapter Three: Selecting Fabric
42
16-Point Oval Star with 32-Point Option
84
Chapter Four: Construction
49
64-Point Star
85
Chapter Five: The Patterns  Background Quarter Blocks
87
8-Point Rising Star
60
Chapter Six: The Projects 
Basic Mariner's Compass
62
Kyoto Stars
89
16-Point Split Star
65
Pulsar
92
Circling Geese and Outer Ring of Points
67
Bibliography
95
Expanding Checkerboard
70
About the Author
95
16-Point Stars with Rays of Varying Lengths
71
Index
96

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Mariner's Compass Quilts, New Directions

by Judy Mathieson

96 pages
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: C&T Publishing

 

 

Mariner's Compass Quilts, New Directions
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In her second book on Mariner's Compass quilts, Judy shares even more stunning examples and projects based on this very popular quilt pattern. The images are inspired by sixteenth century cartographer's colorful compass roses designed for early sailing charts. Judy gives 11 full-size patterns for traditional 16 or 32-point compasses as well as designs based on the sparkling six-spoked wheels of Costa Rican cars and dramatic off-center compasses.

Mariner's Compass and other circular quilts have intrigued Judy Mathieson since 1980. Judy became interested in quiltmaking in 1973 while completing a BS degree in Home Economics (Textiles and Clothing) at California State University, Northridge. She teaches regularly in Los Angeles quilt shops while also lecturing and conducting workshops in other parts of the United States, in addition to Canada, Japan, Australia, Scotland, and England. Her work has won numerous prizes at the Houston Quilt Festival, Quilt National, Visions, NQA, and many other shows. Born in northern California, Judy has lived in the Los Angeles area with her husband Jack (who drew much of the original artwork for this book) for over 30 years. They have two sons. Her previous book, Mariner's Compass: An American Quilt Classic, was published in 1987 by C&T Publishing.

" When I think of Mariner's Compass Quilts, I think of Judy Mathieson-- the two just go together. Judy probably knows more about Mariner's Compass than any other living quilter You'll love working with her clear, concise instructions and inspired designs. Enjoy!" --- Marsha McClosky-- quiltmaker, teacher, author

"What a fine sequel to Judy's first Mariner's Compass book! The drafting and design sections are stimulating, comprehensive, and easily understood. The addition of foundation piecing makes this intricate pattern more accessible and more precise than ever before."---Jane Hall--co-author of Precision Pieced Quilts Using the Foundation Method.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments
4
Chapter Five: 
Foreword
5
Patterns
58
Introduction
6
1. Double Rainbow Star
59
Chapter One:  2. Mariner's Compass
62
Planning Your Quilt
8
3. Plaid Mariner's Compass
65
Chapter Two:  4. Split Star
68
Drafting the Patterns
22
5. New York Beauty Block
72
Supplies and Tools; Drafting Exercises—Circular, Oval, and Off-Center Stars   6. Fleur-de-lis Patterns
74
Chapter Three:  7. Sunflowers
77
Fabric Selection
32
8. Cartwheel Costa Rica
80
Chapter Four:  9. Starfire
83
Construction
40
10. Twilight Star
88
Traditional Template Piecing; Freezer Paper Templates; Paper Foundation; Combination Methods; Finishing the Round Center; Pressing and Blocking; Attaching Stars to the Background; Quilting; Labels  11. Off-Center Star
93
12. Oval Star With Round Center
94
13. Oval Star With Oval Center
94
14. Background Quarter Blocks
95
Bibliography
96