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Thread: mariner's compass center done--need ideas for rest!

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    Senior Member Marcia_PA's Avatar
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    I paper pieced this mariner's compass center and added the border. I want to finish this as a king size quilt, but DO NOT want to paper piece alot more compasses :roll: I want the center to be on point, and I will add setting triangles to finish the center as a square. Right now, this is almost 26 inches square.

    I plan to make quilt blocks (of an unknown design right now--maybe log cabin or delectable mountains?) for most of the quilt. I might add some partial compasses or smaller compasses around the sides in the final border.

    Any suggestions for some design in the setting triangles? (I don't want to paper piece partial compasses, although I might if I can't think of something else.) Or any suggestions for what quilt blocks should make up the bulk of the quilt?

    Thanks for your thoughts!

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    Oh my that's gorgeous

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    That is gorgeous! Love the colors.

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    So if it's 26" square, on point the square will end up around 37", more if you float it.

    What is the diameter of the compass? 12"?

    That will leave a border/design/whatever of around 30+/- inches around to get to king size.

    I'm not going to be much help, because I'd put more complete MC's in in the setting triangles so it would really make a statement. Actually, I'd probably applique a bunch of smaller ones in each section. It looks like you pieced (?) yours to the background.

    It sounds like you have PP fatigue so that's not an option for you.

    I just think that beautiful, lonely MC is going to get lost in the center of a 95" square quilt (or whatever measurements you're working towards).

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    You could duplicate the compass in the quilting of those setting triangles. I saw a quilt posted here awhile back where that was done, except with sunflowers. It looked really nice.

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    Wow very nice job.

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    add half compass's on each side I love that look and have done it.

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    The corners of your setting look like Disappearing four Patch corners. Could you make some D4Ps to surround the MP? Then some 1/4 MPs in the corners of the border to tie altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
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    It sounds like you have PP fatigue so that's not an option for you.

    I just think that beautiful, lonely MC is going to get lost in the center of a 95" square quilt (or whatever measurements you're working towards).
    Thanks for commenting. I was afraid of that! I know more partial compasses in the triangles would look the best, but I like how you put it --pp fatigue :shock: The center circle is 16 inches and the width across the piece is about 36 inches.

    Still hoping for some other ideas, but will keep the half compass idea as my fall-back plan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    The corners of your setting look like Disappearing four Patch corners. Could you make some D4Ps to surround the MP? Then some 1/4 MPs in the corners of the border to tie altogether.
    I'll look up the block. Thanks for replying.

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    Beautiful! I'm sure you'll come up with some fantastic ideas for the rest of the quilt. I usually look through books and magazines, look on the internet, eventually get some ideas that way.

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    I was going to suggest the same as MTS. Would look great if you carried half blocks into the setting triangles.

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    that is simply beautiful

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    absolutely stunning.

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    Very pretty. I love the colors.

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    That is absolutely gorgeous...fabuluous colors...great job!!

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    wow...I really like the colors you chose for this pattern :lol:

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    I would work on the other blocks for a bit to give yourself a break, and then complete the setting triangles.

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    Wow! That's beautiful! It will certainly be a wonderful quilt when you finish.

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