Which Way Do I Go to Tie the Knot?
I’ve been contemplating my single ring entry since I found the contest online. When this challenge presented it’s self I was just getting back from a fantastic week long quilting retreat by Judy Niemeyer in Kalispell, MT. I actually had been working on her Mariner’s Compass quilt and loved the rope that encircles the main compass area. I spoke with a friend and the idea was born–combine the compass with the rope in the DWR!
Being from an island I love the Mariner’s Compass pattern! To make this I used one of Judy’s regular paper pieced patterns and drew the “rope” angles on then sewed away… it took two attempts (color and angles!) to get it “right”! Once pieced it was a snap to put together using her Creative Grid templates. I made that sweet little compass (from Judy’s Mariner’s Star pattern) and fussy cut using the template.
From the bright (hopeful?) blue to the orange of the rope, the circular pattern–like the globe–I was hoping to give this single ring the look and feel of the ocean. Of course, having never been married I really must ask, which way do I go to tie the knot?