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    Smile Early Christmas present

    I got my early Christmas present from my hubby today in the mail and since weather was cold but sunny, he put it up on the house for me. It is made out of metal and is a Mariner's compass...a favorite and famous quilt block. Many barns in the east and midwest have a quilt symbol painted on their barn for good luck and I thought it would be neat to have one on our house.
    We had planned to make one out of wood this winter and paint it and then I found this place that makes them out of metal and it was painted blue and matched the house perfect so I showed him and he told me to order it. He said it is his gift, too as now he won't have to make one out of wood. Plus wood might warp and this one won't. Doesn't it look cool!!!
    Fortunately, we don't have snow yet like we usually do so he could climb up on the roof and put it up. Just in case anyone wonders where I got this, here is the place. I do not know this person and get no benefit but if you do inquire about one, let him know I recommended him just to show him how we quilters are all connected. :-) ~Sandy
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    I love it ! Wonderful gift from hubby.
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    That is gorgeous. When they're on a map they're call the Compass Rose.

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    these are terrific. i'm sure he will be expanding his business! trouble is... i can't decide which one to get
    yours looks great... what a thoughtful hubby.
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    It is gorgeous!!! Only place I can think of that would support 1 is on my brother trucker's big barn. Will check out website. Thanks for sharing....
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    That is beautiful! Bet you will have a lot of neighbors puzzled by what it is, but loving it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    That is gorgeous. When they're on a map they're call the Compass Rose.
    Hi Tesspug, I did not know that fact so glad to know more about that design. Thanks! ~S
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljptexas View Post
    It is gorgeous!!! Only place I can think of that would support 1 is on my brother trucker's big barn. Will check out website. Thanks for sharing....
    It really is not heavy. The metal is thin...not thin enough to be flimsy but thin enough to not let it flop when you hold it. I would say about the thickness of 20 sheets of regular copy paper. I think the guy does make bigger ones but this was all we could afford. Plus it was just the right size for the house. :-)
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    It is really pretty and looks great hanging up there.
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    Thanks for sharing the link. Do you think the metal will rust on the house?
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    Wow! I really like this! I am going to check out the site. We have been wanting to put something on the back of our garage that surrounds our patio. A quilt block in wrought iron is very appropriate. Thanks for the link.

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    Very cool! Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccthomas View Post
    Thanks for sharing the link. Do you think the metal will rust on the house?
    It should not rust. It comes painted ( 4 color choices -black, green, red, blue) and it is anodized...which I think means the paint is baked on - on both sides so should be no rust.
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    would you share the site where you ordered it? I too had planned on painting one but it judt hasn't happened yet!
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    I just love that, i always thought they were painted on, i have seen a few in my travels, now i need to buy a house with a barn.
    Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrink42020 View Post
    would you share the site where you ordered it? I too had planned on painting one but it just hasn't happened yet!
    classicmetalcompany.com He will also take suggestions for new designs, too. I suggested Night and Day by Eleanor Burns. That is the original design that I wanted on my house and had planned to paint because it only would take two colors as does the Mariner's Compass. Then I found this link and went with MC instead. If he does do N&D later perhaps I can order the smaller version and put it in a differnt place on our house. I admire the painted ones but I am trying to get my lifestyle down to less maintenance and where we live, between winter and summer, it is hard on paint. :-)
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    You are very Lucky gal! I think that is very beautiful! Enjoy, enjoy!

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