I had this gorgeous orange batik (it's in the biggest spikes below) that I loved and wanted to showcase in a quilt. I'd been wanting to make a mariners compass, but didn't want to use the traditional setting so I designed the center of the quilt. Then, I played in Electric Quilter until I came up with a border design that I liked to go with it (all the spikes). I've been working on this quilt for almost four years and I remember doing this while my younger son was napping!
Some lovely texture as I quilted.
I love feathers. I just can't get enough of them.
The gorgeous Mariner's compass center. I love the way it sparkles. The blue quilting thread looks simply electric!
The full quilt. I designed the borders knowing I wanted to do a curvy binding. I'm very happy with the way it turned out!
3rd Place - Home Machine Quilter's Showcase 2016