How to Make a Mariner’s Compass Quilt Block

Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting | 1000 Series | Episode 1007

The Spice Island Compass that we’ll be making in these episodes is made from Mariner’s Compass quilt blocks, and that’s a block that most every quilter aspires to making. Click here to download a diagram that you can color to help you select the right color combination for your compass.

In this show, we’ll be showing you how to experiment with ways to make the Mariner’s Compass quilt block. We will do this by showing different color placements for a compass design, how to paper piece mariner’s compass sections, and how to connect those sections to make a perfect circle. For more information about this episode, including a supply list, visit

Then head over and watch part 2 to complete the design and talk more about the Mariner’s Compass quilt pattern.


Spice Islands Compass, Part 1 – Episode 1007

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  1. I’m so excited!

    Linda Devlin, 1 year ago Reply

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