F604 Mariner's Compass with Sunburst Center Fragment
26 x 26 inches
Believed to be from New York
The Mariner's Compass quilt pattern is one that is prized for the amazing craftsmanship as well as graphic impact....naturally colors are of the utmost importance. :-) Circular pieces are the hardest cut pieces to execute in a quilt, followed by fine points. This fabulous fragment has both of these characteristics. Comprised of solid green, taupe, cheddar and off-white, this graphic mariners compass fragment is a size that is easy to display. Completely hand pieced and hand quilted. The binding is made from an 1840s over-dyed green calico containing the same green as in the compass. The center has 4 appliqued hearts signifying a wedding present. Hearts are also appliqued in the corners and the edges of this special little quilt. There is echo quilting as aell as outline quilting. The backing is linen, typical of this c.1850 quilt. Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your approval in your home.