October 29, 2020

Compass Quilt 1875

Compass Quilt 1875

This is a very colorful Compass quilt featuring red, blue and yellow and is 71 inches by 72 inches. Compass quilts, also called Mariners Compass quilts, feature a design based upon, you guessed it, the mariners compass. Most have a star like pattern centered around a circle. This particular quilt has another star shape at the center of the compass.

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This quilt was made in 1875 and featured in Quilt magazine as well. As you can also see, the maker utilized two shades of blue in the quilt. It has 4 to 5 stitches per inch and is 100% cotton.

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This quilt sold for just under $1195. It being feature in the magazine as well as at the Houston Quilt Market may have helped increase demand.