Quilting the 3-D Mariner’s Compass

I have been working on completing this 3-D Mariner’s Compass.  

I quilted some feathers around the border.  I didn’t like all the white so I decided to get creative.  Also, the above picture was taken while the quilting was drying after I blocked it.  It is great how blocking a quilt can make is lay so much flatter.

Detail of the border quitling design.  I am planning on using Irena Bluhm’s coloring technique so that is why the thread is colored.

Beginning stage of coloring the feathers

The coloring is progressing.

Little over 1/2 coloring is completed.  One person from my mini group did not think the mariner’s compass and quilting matched.  What do you think?  Trying to decide if I should submit this quilt to a few differnt quilt shows.

10 Responses to “Quilting the 3-D Mariner’s Compass”

  1. WilmaNC says:

    Found your site looking for suggestions on quilting a mariners compass block. I LOVE yours!! The colors are beautiful. I hope you entered the quilt in some shows.

  2. Julie Neu says:

    I think that it matches just fine! It’s lovely!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am glad that you got a chance to see what the final color wheel looked it. I am really pleased by how it turned out and I really enjoyed your class!

  3. MaryAnne says:

    With color pencils. See a more detailed answer in my blog post for today (July 19, 2010).

  4. MaryAnne says:

    The coloring is done with color pencils and then made permanent with a mixture disclosed in Irena Bluhm’s book – Quilts of a Differnt Color.

  5. MaryAnne says:

    Thanks – the wallhanging is about 28″ square.

  6. Susan says:

    I think it looks GREAT !!!!!! How do you do the color? Looks like George is keeping you busy with all the quilting.

  7. Emily says:

    The quilting is AMAZING! I think the feathers look nice with the Mariner’s Compass.

  8. Rodney Ricks says:

    I think it’s beautiful and am sure others will love it too.

  9. Deanna says:

    How do you do that coloring. It gives it a whole different look. SUBMIT!

  10. Debbie says:

    Your quilting is fantastic, Mary Anne! And, the coloring is a good idea. I think it pays to try to enter into some shows. What is the size of the quilt? I need perspective, LOL!

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