It’s been a while since I made a quilt and I didn’t even fully make this one. This is a collaborative effort with my Threadheads Round Robin Friendship Group through the Amador Valley Quilters. Our group is a non-traditional round robin group, meaning that the quilt does not travel through the group in any particular order and there are no rules set about what each person adds to the project. One of the great things about this group is that it really enables us to be creative and we end up with a wonderful quilt that none of us would have come up with on our own.
For this quilt, I put a single, round pieced Mariner’s Compass without a center into the group. The next person to work on it set the mariner’s compass into a square on point and added the center. From there on, each person to work on it added more piecing to the quilt until I took it back. The Kaffe Fasset and batik fabrics we all used really make the quilt sparkle.
When I got the quilt top back, I added the left and right borders, quilted it and bound it. I really like the bubble quilting I did on this with variegated thread. I’ve never tried that before and it was a great way to fill up the space. The finished quilt is 38.5″ x 48.5″.