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Thread: Do I add another Blue or Stick which white

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    Super Member Butterflyspain's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Mel
    When I grow up, I wanna be able to do a mariner's compass.....

    I think I might outline each block with a blue, but whatever you do, I think it will look extraordinary.
    You will be surprised how great they go together. No classes in your area, cos thats the best way to learn PP.

    Elle

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    Elle: what beautiful blocks, esp the Mariner's Compass. IMHO and believe me very humble, I would leave a white space around the MC block and put a narrow blue border around that now larger block. I would then add the other blocks all around without borders or sashing between them--a mediallion style. Does this make sense? This would emphasize the MC block and leave room for decorative quilting. What ever you choose please post a picture--I'm in love with those blocks in those colors. Thanks for sharing your WIP and good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Elle: what beautiful blocks, esp the Mariner's Compass. IMHO and believe me very humble, I would leave a white space around the MC block and put a narrow blue border around that now larger block. I would then add the other blocks all around without borders or sashing between them--a mediallion style. Does this make sense? This would emphasize the MC block and leave room for decorative quilting. What ever you choose please post a picture--I'm in love with those blocks in those colors. Thanks for sharing your WIP and good luck.
    JanRN, what lovely words you said. these blocks were in a swap I did with other ladies on this board, so they have to take the credit for the blocks. I did the mariners compass and one block.
    I love the idea you have said about the narrow blue border around the compass, but I am going to take Melissa´s suggestion and turn it on point.
    Then keep it on a white background. Then I will place all of that into a square, then the other stars will go all around it. Hope that makes sense, I knew all of you would come up trumps for me a BIG THANK YOU.

    Elle

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    Beautiful! If you are going to have that much white in the middle, I think I'd do a blue frame aroung the center block. It would showcase it better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Beautiful! If you are going to have that much white in the middle, I think I'd do a blue frame aroung the center block. It would showcase it better.
    Yes, thats what i am going to do, Then put it onto a square or oblong dependant what suites best and put another blue border round that before adding all the stars.

    Thanks Elle

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    That is so pretty!!
    I would not strip with blue, but would let the white run together, and then use the blue at the end.
    Just my thought! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    What else are you planning on doing in the center? I used white sahing between all my outside blocks with some blue around the center blocks. Oh heck, here is the link to my quilt so you can see what I am talking about.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/18885.page


    I love your Mariners Compass!! :D
    Thanks for the link Melissa, yours is wonderful, you have given me an idea, just high tailing upstairs to the 3rd floor to see if I can do the Mariners compass on point.

    :D You're Welcome!!! Dont you just love it when that little light bulb goes off? And even better, when the idea works!!! Cant wait to see it Elle!! :D

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    Beautiful. Love your Mariners Compass!!

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    Whatever you do will be goregous! I love your blocks!

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    How did I miss this thread???

    Elle, another beautiful job, as always!
    Hurry and finish! I'm putting that on my list of "snatching" lol

    Mrs Mel....the first thing I EVER PP'd alone was a mariners compass and it came out awesome! Just take your time!

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