|The Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria|
|What a beautiful mariner's compass - as only Jinny Beyer could draft!|
I remember buying the fabric, in fact! I still have a small piece SOMEWHERE in my messy stash. I used a pattern from a Quilting Today magazine (now defunct) exactly as it was presented. I hand quilted the little quilt and bring it out every year around October 12th.
I'm of Italian heritage as was Columbus. And one of my sons in law is from Spain and we have to remember that it was Queen Isabella of Spain who financed Columbus' trip so he could "discover" us.
Tomorrow is a holiday here in the States, though some people scorn Columbus. Revisionist history and all that.
I blogged about Columbus Day in 2012 and presented a Mariner's Compass quilt HERE