Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mariner's Compass

After all my years of quilting, my sweet husband asked for a quilt for his office--WOW! I did make him a quilt right after learning to quilt and he loves it...but it stays here-not in public. I felt honored that he wanted to hang one in his office. I shouldn't be surprised because he is super still was fun to be asked.

So after some collaborating, this is what we decided on. He is a career Coastie (Coast Guard) and lives his life by this motto, 'Honor, Respect, Devotion to duty'. He has been my compass through every storm and so this was a joy to make.
The compass is an original hand drafted design. The corners are machine quilted drawings of an anchor to represent his enlisted years and an eagle to represent his officer years. All the lettering is hand appliqued.

It really turned out beautifully and was a learning experience for me in regards to the compass. I love you, Jim.


Jean Baardsen said...

This is beautiful! What size is it?

kathy said...

This is a very cool...and what a wonderful tribute and gift for your husband.

Pepper Cory said...

Great job, Robin. Isn't it nice when they appreciate us? Don't be surprised if other Coasties start to order them....