My Wind Rose

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Wind rose

My medallion is almost complete. Its laid out in pieces just so I could finally see my work. Its a little haphazard right now but so far so good. The background fabric is my favorite muslin, I used white as a highlighter behind the red and blue points on the outside circle. It was also used as points for the inside circle. The white will be more clear once it is all sewn together.

The block will be set on point in the quilt with the blue needle in the center row pointing north. To square the block there will be stretched flying geese to form the triangles for all 4 sides. This too will be more clear once its sewn together. When I reach this point in any quilt I start getting excited , I took this photo a couple hours ago and I am still grinning ear to ear. I’ve made other compasses but in my opinion, this is the most wonderful wind rose I have created. I can only hope I did it justice. Colors, why  I chose them. If you look at the actual map i pulled it from, you will see I tried to duplicate the colors. With a little less gray. The colors to me seem to create  dimension to the medallion.

Courtesy of Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511

You can click on this link, Yale University and see this map and others. It will also allow you to zoom. You have to let me know if you view the map, does my Wind Rose resemble Jorge Aguair map, his is the 3rd one down?

paper pieced pattern: flying geese pattern: quilt patterns: circling geese pattern: no curved piecing circling geese: www.fortheloveofgeese.com: red and white medallion quilt: Grafton,Il:Jorge Aguiar 1492 map
Jorge Aguiar 1492 explorers map. This is where it all started for me,rd rd one down.
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19 thoughts on “My Wind Rose”

  1. This is marvelous! My Dad is the only other person I have heard use the term Wind Rose! I made a Wind Rose barn quilt for him a couple years ago, as I do not have the skills to complete such a masterpiece as this that you are making with fabric!!!

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  2. What an impressive block! I can see where you got the idea from, and also where you are going with it. So wonderful! No wonder you are getting from ear to ear. Thank you for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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