Half Way

#paper pieced quilt #flying geese quilt #compass quilt #wind rose quiltMy wind rose is almost complete, 2 borders and a sashing is all that remains. I’m really glad I stayed true to the original and added a white border to the points. The rest of the blocks for the quilt are done I just have to sew them all together and add them to the quilt. The outside border blocks, well I am up in the air about them.  They are pieced and sewn in halves, I just cant decide if I want full blocks or half blocks.   I’m really glad I decided to trim the compass with the curved flying geese, I love the way it frames the compass.

When I began drawing this I started thinking about different ways to quilt it. In the beginning I thought I would quilt straight lines to resemble a Portolan Chart. Now I am not so sure.

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16 thoughts on “Half Way”

    1. Thank you. The design actually came from a Portolan Chart done in 1492 by a Portuguese explorer. I share a link in another post to The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University which is where I obtained the digital image for my pattern. You can view the map on their site or I have also included a photo of the map in the same post.


  1. Generally speaking I am not fond of medallion quilts, but I am in awe of this one. The inspiration is amazing, and your piecing is incredible. I look forward to seeing the quilting of this, my head is swimming with images of gorgeousness!


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