Combine the elegance of the classic Mariner's Compass block with the up-to-the-minute technique of fussy cutting for dramatic results! Transform those fabulous fabrics into mesmerizing home décor, wallhangings, and quilts. Instructions for Mariner's Compass blocks in 12", 34" and 30" sizes are included. Step-by-step assembly photos clearly illustrate the sewing process. This is piecing at its best, with no paper foundation to remove. Fabric selection guidance is provided with plenty of samples to show you the best fabrics to choose. Learn how to set the circular compasses into the background fabric for the finishing touch. Ann Lainhart describes herself as a contemporary traditionalist who loves giving traditional blocks a modern twist with her fabric selection and techniques. A quilter since 1978, pattern designer, teacher, and award-winner, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her instructions. Ann lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts.