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Thread: Help with a border on a Mariners compass

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    Help with a border on a Mariners compass

    I have a challenge, I recieved a block for a round robin exchange and the center block is a round marineers compass. There is fabric with it. Would you just applique this circle to a square of the fabric so it could become a square block for the next person that receives this next month? I am stumped. Any suggestions would help. Thanks

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    What are the "rules" of your round robin? can you do what you want or do you have to piece the next round or appliqué it or ???

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    I am surprised you were sent a round center, that would have not been allowed in any of the round robins I've been part of (22 in the past 15 years) did she write her wishes, how she wants it to continue? I would check with the project moderator and possibly ( depending on what the moderator recommends) contact the center owner & ask ( the journal that goes with it should state the direction she wants rounds to go--- fabric likes, dislikes, end shape-- square, rectangular, ( round???)every rr I've been in has stated from the beginning the size the starting center should be, and the shape... They've always been either square or rectangular, odd shapes have never been allowed.
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    Wish you had posted a photo of the Mariner's compass. I would check first with who ever is in charge. I would think that setting it on point would be a first step. Good Luck.
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    That's a strange one, I would expect it to be squared also. I think you idea to applique it to a square is a good one, maybe add a simple pointy border as your contribution. I think the mariner's compass person should have put it on a square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    I am surprised you were sent a round center, that would have not been allowed in any of the round robins I've been part of (22 in the past 15 years) did she write her wishes, how she wants it to continue? I would check with the project moderator and possibly ( depending on what the moderator recommends) contact the center owner & ask ( the journal that goes with it should state the direction she wants rounds to go--- fabric likes, dislikes, end shape-- square, rectangular, ( round???)every rr I've been in has stated from the beginning the size the starting center should be, and the shape... They've always been either square or rectangular, odd shapes have never been allowed.
    Goodness, I'm grateful I've only been in round robins (admittedly much fewer than you!) that gave the next rounder rather complete control unless there were specific requests.....and sometimes there have been NO journals with any requests! This has allowed me to try lots of different techniques I might not have if given strict limitations.

    If time were an issue, I'd do the applique-on-a-square thing for this one, though I might also add something a little extra in the corners of the base square.
    If there was time I'd probably find a way to piece the circle into a background that was also pieced, just to challenge myself and/or show off a little bit, heehee.

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    I don't think we stipulated not to put in a round block. It was to be at least 12".

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    I was surprised also. We have a small group and I don't think we expected anything like a round block. I think if we have another it will have to be a rule no round blocks, too many folks have trouble sewing on a curve. I searched on pinterest and came up with a solution. I made a pattern I folded the compass block in half two times the took the background fabric and folded it in half two times and layed the compass on the fabric and measured 2" in each side of the compass and then drew a line to make a square block. I then cut out the shape of the compass and measured in 1/2 in and had to pin pin pin the sewed it up so it is now a square block.. I am so sorry I did not take a picture of it. I really don't know what the person had in mind. They included 3 fabrics with the block. I am going to be anxious to find out who put the block in.

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    I have not been successful at posting pictures. I will try and get a picture of it and see if I can post it.

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