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Thread: Need help with corner decision...anyone?

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    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
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    I can't decide whether to just continue using the 1" squares or use maybe the dark blue as cornerstone blocks or maybe it needs something else...any ideas ? The small squares are just laid out..they look like I sewed them on crooked don't they? LOL!

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    Oh my, this is going to be a gorgeous quilt.... I like your idea of using the dark blue corner stones....

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    Sandpat that is beautiful. I like the squares in the edge it brings all the colors out in the quilt and keeps the focus on the mariners compass. Very nice job.

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    Beautiful!

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    do you have enough of the right fabrics left to make one more inner circle? if you did, and divided it into quarters (plus seam allowances), you could put one on each corner of the quilt. it would keep the compass theme intact, be an unexpected bonus in the border and ... the best part ... rounded corners are soooooo much easier to bind. :P

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    This is beautiful! I wanted to comment on the outer edges.. they look like (mosaic) tile!

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    Wow! I love your outer edges! They really frame those gorgeous blocks. What a quilt. That's a show-stopper! My favorite colors too! I think anything you add to to the corners will really take it over the top! It would look good with just a frame of your colorful squares too. I can't wait to see this one quilted. So pretty!

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    Your quilt is gorgeous! I like Patrice's idea for the corners, but I can't think that anything you do would not be perfect. Can't wait to see th finished product.

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    Awesome Quilt! I love the blues and your compass blocks are amazing! I agree that the patchwork looks mosaic and really compliments the design! :D :D :D

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    Awesome quilt :thumbup: It will beautiful anyway you choose to finish it.

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    Sandpat that is an amazing quilt! I love what you're doing for the borders. It is exactly what that quilt calls for.

    I think Patrice is on to something here. My very first thought when I saw your question and looked at the quilt was that it would be so spectacular if you could somehow bring the flavor of the compass into the corners, even if only the center of them, or a smaller version. (but then I noticed how large they are in contrast to the border and thought "no" that wouldn't do. :lol: ) But using even a part of the block would be gorgeous.

    I also agree with Chele. That really is a show-stopper. :)

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    Thats a beautiful quilt, you did an excellent job on the mariners square :lol: :lol:

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    That's gonna be a beautiful quilt what ever you choose to do. Just my personal opinion but your 1'" squares do create a lovely mosaic effect and without interuption at the corners will flow beautifully around the quilt. I personally wouldn't interupt the design at the corners, but either way it's gonna be lovely :thumbup:

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    What a beautiful quilt..that is one quilt i would like to make one day and i love the colors and the mosaic border is just perfect as it sets off all the colors in your quilt...i think i agree that it would look good with the mosaic border all the way around. :thumbup:

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    All I can say is WOW!!! DOUBLE WOW!!!! This is gorgeous! What beautiful points on the compass (something for me to aspire to!)

    I love the mosaic border and I agree that the 1/4 compass in the corners would put this one over the top. If I may, I'd suggest that if you do use the 1/4 compass corners, make the mosaic border wide enough to accommodate it.

    The colors are fantastic too!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Gorgeous!! :shock:
    I love the little squares for the border.

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    :oops: Oh, thank you all for the compliments. I had thought that I might try to "shrink" the compass, divide it into 1/4's and use that. I had not thought of doing it with rounded corners though...hmmmm..what a great idea. I think I'll use the dark blue for the binding and am planning to do some trapunto work in the blue squares..maybe feather wreaths or even a mariners compass.

    Thanks for all the thoughts..I think I will try to do a small compass ( maybe I'll try to learn to paper piece to do that) and audition all of your ideas. I always have to lay them out to look and think about for a while before actually doing anything. I've only been quilting for a little over a year...so I'm kind of slow in making decisions.

    Thanks again for all the compliments.

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    It is drop dead gorgeous already. No matter what you decide, it is a stunning quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    do you have enough of the right fabrics left to make one more inner circle? if you did, and divided it into quarters (plus seam allowances), you could put one on each corner of the quilt. it would keep the compass theme intact, be an unexpected bonus in the border and ... the best part ... rounded corners are soooooo much easier to bind. :P
    That is EXACTLY what I was thinking!

    2 votes for the quarter compass as cornerstones!

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    you could use 1/4 of that beautiful mariners compass that is in the center part of the quilt......I've done that and it really sets it off.

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    Since this kindof an older post, I'd be interested to see what you finally decided to do. I'd love to see the finished project. Your first picture is so pretty.

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    I stand in aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    Wow! Beautiful work....colors.....pattern! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShellyQ
    That's gonna be a beautiful quilt what ever you choose to do. Just my personal opinion but your 1'" squares do create a lovely mosaic effect and without interuption at the corners will flow beautifully around the quilt. I personally wouldn't interupt the design at the corners, but either way it's gonna be lovely :thumbup:
    I agree with Shelly.. It does create a beautiful mosaic effect..

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    I know ya'll won't believe that I still haven't finished this quilt, but...have been really sidetracked. Anyway..I have finished sewing together all the small squares (I think) for the outer border..so far over 1900 by hand.

    I have finished the 1st step of the machine trapunto by stitching mariner's compasses in the dark blue squares also before I added the outer border.

    At this point after laying the quilt out and looking at different options I am leaning towards continuing the mosaic look all the way around the quilt. Maybe during the "lull" between the holidays I'll get the border attached, the sandwich done and can start on the quilting. Thanks for your interest..I'll post a pic when done...it may be a LONG time from now though!!

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