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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  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!

    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.

  2. This is an amazing design and color combination. Wow! Just stunning and such an accomplishment. It is hard to help with your decision without seeing your blocks.

    1. The outside blocks will be either a full maltese cross or a half cross. The next blocks to go on will of course be more flying geese, wavy geese.

  3. Oh my! This is so stunning! I love everything about it!! Great job and I look forward to seeing the finished quilt!

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