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Miniature Mariner’s Compass


It is the start of the online bloggers quilt show, so get ready to have some fun!  The Bloggers Quilt Festival is sponsored by Amy’s Creative Side blog with giveaways.  There are eleven categories you can enter.  My first entry is this little Mariner’s Compass quilt completed earlier this season.  The center is a compass star with flying geese surrounding the sashing.


Oh, did I mention that I am insane?  This is paper pieced.  The center compass is about 3 inches square!  Total size is 8-1/2 x 8-1/2.  A true miniature.Miniature2

I quilted it with stitch in in the ditch around all those baby geese and the sashing, and the star.  Then I added tiny feathers to the outer border.


Not an easy task on something so small, but I am very pleased with the result.  I hope you like it too, and will vote for it in the show.

Come over to Amy’s Creative and vote next week.  Click on the icon to go to the Mini category, so you can see my entry.  Voting begins May 23 to all.  If you like my miniature quilt, I would appreciate your vote!


Here is where the pattern was found.  It is on the cover, and I modified the border and changed the colors.


A couple of closeups to show how small these pieces were.



This was fun, and I just might do another one!

 photo LeChalleng

Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home


22 thoughts on “Miniature Mariner’s Compass

  1. Oh, you must be insane! Me, I’m just crazy! Such tiny pieces. But you don’t have as much to store as when one makes a full size quilt!

  2. Fantastic piecing. Great job on this!

  3. Lovely miniature Mariner’s compass!

  4. Tiny piecing makes me so happy. Isn’t it sickly satisfying to do? 🙂

  5. Those are seriously tiny pieces! wow.

  6. Yes they are, Vera! It was fun though!

  7. Incredible piecing – it must take very nimble fingers

  8. It’s so beautiful! What a color! Bravo!

  9. Wow! I can’t believe how tiny that is! That is some very skillful paper piecing there!

  10. I though it looked pretty good before I realised the scale of it! Pretty great skills you’ve got there.

  11. This is SO small! Amazing interpretation of the theme. thanks for sharing on le challenge!

  12. Oh my goodness – how small this is! It looks amazing though.

  13. My eyes bulged when I looked at the ruler and saw how small this was! WOW!!! I would have never been able to create this. Seriously! LOL!! And it came out sooooo good!

  14. I love Carol Doak’s designs especially when it comes to working on this small a scale. This one is a stunner! Thanks for sharing it again!

  15. Yep, you’re crazy, but it looks like you are the best kind of crazy. It turned out very special.

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