Looking through some fellow EQ users’ blogs, I came across a beautiful Mariner’s Compass quilt design in EQ6 by Bobbinhead. She’s experimented with several design but began working on a wall hanging and it’s turning out nicely!
Now she’s down to the center piece and wasn’t sure how she was going to approach it but had a few good ideas. We wanted to pass on some suggestions as well! The center can be pieced or appliquéd as Bobbinhead has mentioned. We recommend an appliqué approach by using a top stitch.
If you want to avoid having to deal with a circular center, you can also do a Mariner’s Compass star that simplifies into a 4-Patch where the spikes go all the way to the center (which would also help you when piecing).
Congrats on starting with such a complex quilt, Bobbinhead! If you too want to make a Mariner’s Compass quilt, start by experimenting in EQ6 with the Auto Borders and a 1×1 Horizontal or On-Point quilt. If you need extra help, try doing Lesson 2 in the EQ6 User Manual (it covers how to make a medallion quilt and add borders).