QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Daredevils Block #8: Ruth's Compass

Daredevils Block #8: Ruth's Compass
Scroll down to see the pattern for a 15" finished block.

Ruth's Compass by Denniele Bohannon
She appliqued corner circles after setting the blocks.

The basic pattern is Star of the West, published in the early 20th century in the magazine Hearth & Home but the pattern is older and has many published names.


1859, Jenny M Foote Wakeman, Taylor County Museum in 

Iowa, Iowa Project and the Quilt Index
Here's one dated 1859. Quiltmakers in the past usually pieced the block.
It's daredevil enough just like this
but I added the quarter circles in the corners.

And took out one curved piece. If you have a circle template you could put that piece back in.
Like Becky Brown did.

And Dorry Emmer did.


Daredevils pattern for a 15" block.
Cut paper templates. Add seams to the fabric.


Create a word file or a new empty JPG file that is 8-1/2" x 11".
Click on the image above.
Right click on it and save it to your file.
Print that file out 8-1/2" x 11". The small square should measure 1"
Adjust the printed page size if necessary.




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