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Mariner's Compass

This 12-inch block pattern is taken from Quilter's Newsletter Magazine's 50 Best Blocks 2002, a collection of favorite classic patchwork quilt blocks.


Add a 1/4" seam allowance to patch templates. The rotary diagram already includes a seam allowance. Piece four quarter-block units, then assemble a complete block as shown in the Block Piecing diagram.

Practice drafting 8-pointed star blocks as described in Stars from Scratch by Hand, with help from Jinny Beyer. This article appears in the March 2004 issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.

View and Print Patch Templates.