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Friday, May 18, 2012

Unfinished mariners compass

Just a quick update of what I've been working on for the past week. This is an oval mariners compass from Judy mathesin's book where you of freezer paper piecing as opposed to the paper piecing. I had my mom help me with it because it takes a little getting used to but once you get the hang of it you will never paper piece again - no pulling out that paper from the back that has been sewn on! They do take some time but I really like the mariners compass blocks, they are worth the time. If I make a lot more I may take the time to do some photos and a little tutorial.

My problem is the middle - after I put it on and it was on the design wall I think the rays are to bright. My mother told me I should use the same fabric as the outer rays and being a rebel, I used something else and of course mother was right :-)

So I am ripping out the middle after I hand sew the outer ring on and making another inner star.

When I'm done I will post the before and after so you can see the difference that the middle change makes.

At the rate I'm going it will be another week. (sigh)

Today is a bright sunny day so it ain't happen'in today though :-) I'm off to the waterfront!

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