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Cover Reach for the Stars

In Mariner's Compass Quilts, Reach for the Stars by Brenda Henning find:

  • 28 full-size patterns, 7 projects, 4 compass halos
  • detailed step-by-step instructions
  • Companion CD to Print paper patterns used in the book with bonus blocks & points

Mariner's Compass Quilts
Reach for the Stars
Second Edition Book with CD

Author: Brenda Henning
Pages: 95
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Bear Paw Productions
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4M1860CD
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 9780977362738
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Included Companion CD offers:

  • 48 full-size compass patterns
  • 10 compass halos
  • 10 small compass patterns
  • 7 spectacular projects from the book.

Book: Brenda's detailed instructions teach you to be a Mariner's Compass expert!

  • 28 full-size compass patterns
  • 4 compass halos
  • 4 small compass patterns
  • 7 spectacular projects
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions

Reach for the Stars
Mariner's Compass Quilts
Book Back Cover Information

Most of the quilts include a triangle accent border that use a triangle foundation grids from the Triangulations CD (purchase separately). This software must be purchased separately. Alternate cutting instructions have been provided for quilters who choose traditional triangle construction methods.

Author Brenda HenningAbout the Author

Brenda Henning has become known for her graphic pieced quilts as well as her colorful stained glass designs. Her clear and concise instructions make even the most challenging designs "do-able" for the average quilter.

Brenda is a highly interactive instructor that travels throughout the country teaching for various guilds and conferences.

Brenda lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband, Richard, and their three children, Beth, Christi and Joshua. Two Rottweilers, Jake and Kaia share copious quantities of black dog hair with every quilt that leaves the premises.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Fabric Selection 5
Fabric Preparation 6
Fabric Cutting 7
Foundation Preparation 8
Foundation Paper Piecing 9
Stitch - Press - Trim 10
Curved Piecing 13
Appliqué 14
Seam Ripping 14
"Booger-Free" Paper Removal 15
Pressing Notes 17
Triangulations Basics 18
Compass Blocks and Halos  
One Star Compasses 21
Two Star Compasses 27
Three Star Compasses 37
Snowflakes 47
Halos 53
Small Compasses 58
Projects 68
Spice Islands Compass 70
Points North 74
Homeward Bound 78
Bahama Breeze 82
Supernovae 86
Treasure Island 90
Let It Snow 93
Sources 96

Instruction Page
Instruction Page

Instruction Page Quilt Top Assembly
Quilt Top Assembly

Treasure Island
Treasure Island



Bahama BreezePoints North
Bahama Breeze & Points North

Homeward BoundBahama Breeze

Homeward Bound and Let It Snow

Spice Islands CompassTemplate Example

Spice Islands Compass and Template Example

Block Examples

Compass Block Example

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