Let me start with the entrelac knitting project I previously posted about. I have learned the technique and finished the headband. Next: I need to look for another project to learn the technique using 2 colors. Here is a picture of the finished project. I added a knitted flower to dress it up a bit.
Mariner's Compass Progress: I have been working when I can on the mariner's compass quilt. Three compasses are complete and the fourth one is started. While I work on the compasses I wanted to give a bit more information on my project. I am using the book Mariner's Compass Quilts New Directions by Judy Mathieson as my guide. Judy Mathieson is a well know author and quilter of mariner compass quilts. Her work is stunning.
Although she gives directions on how to design and draft your own compass, I am using one of her sample patterns from this book. Of coarse, I am changing things up a bit but that's what I like to do to make them my own.
The pattern is called Plaid Mariner's Compass with 32 points. Each compass has an 18" diameter with a 20" block. Her sample includes 13 compasses set 'on point' with flowers appliqued in the center of each compass. My quilt will have 12 blocks and I will not set them 'on point' nor will I applique flowers in the center. I am not sure how I will finish the centers of each compass. The center may be solid or she does include an alternate center made up of another smaller compass with 8 points. That's a decision that will be made later.