March's block was actually 6 blocks... with a lot of HSTs.
And here they are finished. I'm not 100% sold. They seem a little clunky compared to other parts of the quilt. I've been looking for a more refined boat pattern that I can make in the same size to swap them out. Please let me know if you've seen something suitable!
April's block came along with me on our Maritime Modern Quilt Guild Retreat. It was fitting given our seaside location at White Point Beach Resort. Good thing I also packed my trusty Add A Quarter Inch ruler (Dena is rolling her eyes) and my seam roller!
Sambro Island Lighthouse. It's the oldest standing and operating lighthouse in the Americas and happens to be just down the shore from the fishing village where my grandmother grew up.
Quarter Inch of Quirk website. I loved the repetition of the boat from March's block. The wee size makes it more attractive to me.
I had to bring quite a pile of rainbow scraps to Sew In to work on this one!
And now you can see why I couldn't resist. Little does that tiny vessel know what lurks beneath those dark waters...
June's block is the Moon block. I wasn't sold on the block as shown in the original pattern, but they narrowed the strips and made it more rounded. Much more appealing! It was very chain-piecable (yeah... likely not a word)!
I didn't intend to match my block to my Olfa Splash rotary cutter. Happy accident!
Kristy of Quiet Play. I think I might be addicted to her patterns... more on that another day! I started this one off by chain piecing some of the sections. With paper piecing patterns (say that five times fast!) with repetitive sections, chain piecing is a great way to save time and fabric.
As you can see above, I've also gotten into colouring my patterns before sewing. It really cuts down on mix-ups when I'm sewing fast or tired (okay... that's all the time!)
Here's the Mariner's Compass to date. I need just the right piece of red to pair with that C+S plus print. Thank goodness for my red-addicted pal, Dena @ No Frickin' Blog Yet!
I'm linking up today with Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts. and MidWeek Makers @ QuiltFabrication. Pop on over and see what some other quilters are up to this week!