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close up, "Mariners in a Pickle" quilt by Esther at Threads on the Floor. Mariner's compass star and pickle dish blocks. The pattern was in Fons and Porter magazine, September/October 2008.

close up, "Mariners in a Pickle" quilt by Esther at Threads on the Floor. Mariner's compass star and pickle dish blocks. The pattern was in Fons and Porter magazine, September/October

Captain's Wheel, Quiltworx.com

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Threads on the floor: Mariners in a Pickle

"Mariners in a Pickle" quilt by Esther at Threads on the Floor. Mariner's compass star and pickle dish blocks. The pattern was in Fons and Porter magazine, September/October

Mariner's Compass Quilt Pattern

Finding the family Mariner Compass Quilt – Part I : Tanya’s Divine Design Quilts

Mary used her stash of Kaffe Fassett fabrics for her stunning Clamshell Pickle quilt. There are close-up photos on the blog.

Mary used her stash of Kaffe Fassett fabrics for her stunning Clamshell Pickle quilt. Love the exquisite piecing skill and use of color combo!

For Elon

For Elon quilt by Robin Ruth designs,Mariners compass blocks. I'm so excited to have just got her Special Rulers and books to make this and others out of Strips of fabric- no paper piecing

Mariner's Compass Quilt detail, 1825-1850. Pennsylvania. Classic Quilts from the American Museum in Britain.

Classic Quilts from the American Museum in Britain. The sawtooth with the applique makes a nice border to the compass this would be a great frame for the mariners compass of a robin quilt.

close up, Rising Sun motif, ca 1840.  Newark Museum.  Photo by Barbara D. Schaffer

close up, Rising Sun motif, ca Newark Museum. Photo by Barbara D. Schaffer -- I like these quilt colors

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