I can’t wait to share this with you all!! Last week I was FINALLY able to take a class with Robin Ruth who is the designer of the pieced Mariner’s Compass. Before I go through and share the class photos, let me tell y’all the back story.
On my bucket list is the Mariner’s Compass block. Years ago (and I do mean years) I started trying to find the best technique for me to complete the Mariner’s Compass block. I found pre-printed foundation papers, purchased them, tried a little bit and guess what….I still have the pre-printed foundation pages and I don’t have a Mariner’s Compass.
Fast forward a then opened quilt shop was hosting a class on a 3-D Mariner’s Compass. I signed up. I bought the book. I bought all the fabric. Took the class. Still no Mariner’s Compass.
In 2017 I was attending a quilt event and met Robin with Robin Ruth Designs. She was demonstrating a strip pieced Mariner’s Compass and suddenly the light bulbs went off, the heavens split, and angels sang. What did I do, what every quilter does - I bought all of her rulers and (2) books. Got it home and realized I needed to take her class. Found out she was teaching in Paducah but found out too late as the class was sold out – sigh. Then I got busy running a business, not paying attention to self-improvement opportunities. When the pandemic came, traveling stopped as did quilt shows which resulted in limited opportunities to take classes. I did see that Robin was offering Zoom classes – YAH!!! I missed the cut off for the first one. Finally, last week the planets aligned, and I was able to get in on Robin’s zoom class.
I loved it and learned so much about piecing a Mariner’s compass. Here are some photos.
Now here is the funny part…..I moved since first purchasing all of her tools and books. Guess who now has (2) copies – yep me!
I need to do some more practicing, but I can definitely see some Mariner’s Compass Classes coming in the future!
Here is the link to Robin's page: https://www.robinruthdesign.com/
Coming up this week I will be auditioning fabric for the 60-degree log cabin – stay tuned!!