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Mariner’s Star

Hi Quilting Friends,

Sharon here. I’m excited to share the most recent addition to our catalog of quilt pattern designs, so with no further ado, here’s a look at the”Mariner’s Star” place mats and table runner:

I was inspired to create this new design when I purchased this gorgeous “Spot On” fabric by Northcott Fabrics last fall. The color is “Peacock”:

Northcott Spot On Big Polka Dots Peacock

I chose five coordinating solids from Northcott’s “Canvas” line, along with some “Stonehenge” blender, and I used them to foundation piece my seven identical “Mariner’s Star” blocks:

Mariner's Star by Ms P Designs USA
Teal and Green Mariner’s Star

Don’t be intimidated by this pretty Mariner’s Star block! Unlike the traditional Mariner’s Compass block, the Mariner’s Star is foundation pieced, with no curves or Y-seams.

I surrounded the pieced blocks with narrow solid frames and a pieced border. The polka dot fabric adds width to the place mats and unifies the blocks on the table runner.

Mariner's Star Runner by Ms P Designs USA

I really love this design, so I decided to make a set of six place mats in this colorway:

If you’d like to create your own beautiful “Mariner’s Star” place mats and/or table runner, the pattern is available to purchase here:

  • Place mat finished size = 14″ x 20″
  • Table runner finished size =18.5″ x 52″
  • Includes piecing diagram for Mariner’s Star
  • Includes instructions (with photos) for making the projects
  • Only $10 USD

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy quilting,


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