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Thread: Mariner's compass quilt

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    Mariner's compass quilt

    I just finished the last panel for a mariner's compass quilt that I was commisoned to make for a friend. I was scared to death - didn't know if I could possibly do it - I have never paper-pieced until this quilt - keep in mind I have only been quilting for about 2 yrs. Please be kind.
    With that said- I am super happy how its turning out - I haven't sewn the segments together - tomorrow I am picking out the background fabric. Anybody have ideas about the background fabric - I am thinking the dark blue but I am open to suggestion.

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    Otis, it is fantastic! Audition some different colors for your background...maybe black would make it pop!!
    Please show again, after you decide!

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    Marvelous. (Yours is much better than my first, which a dying friend requested.)

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    I think a dark blue would go better with it, since you already have blue in it.

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    It looks great! I like the idea of navy blue.
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    It's beautiful! I haven't learned curved piecing yet because I'm a scaredy cat. Yours might just look fabulous on white!
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    You did a great job and especially since you are only quilting for a couple years.

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    WOW-it is going to be absolutely gorgeous!!!! Keep up the good work.

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    congrats on a great quilt almost done! i'd use the dark blue.
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    You did a great job. Yes, I think dark blue would be a perfect background.

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    I think it is going to be great.
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    I would use the same white that you have in the middle. I think you have plenty of dark and mediums , but only a bit of light value.

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    I like the idea of black for the background. Maybe some flying geese in the compass colors in-between two black borders.
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    This is fantastic!!!! Awesome work and no easy task for your very 1st PP, heck no easy task period. MC is one of my most favorite blocks. It is a challenging blocik to do and you did it proud. As others have suggested, audition some backgrounds. I would not use a color you currently have in the compass unless it is the very light you have on the inner ring of the compass. A very dark navy would really make the compass pop but so would a very light value as welll and if you matched that light it would give it the appearance of floating on the BG. I am sure whatever you decide will be spectacular.

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    Beautiful!!!

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    Oooh, Oooh, Oooooh! !!!

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    Wow, great job. I've been a bit afraid to try pp. Maybe I'll have courage to do it now. Thanks for the inspiration.
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    Gorgeous ++++++ !!!!!!
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    just stunning! what does the person who commissioned the work want for the background? I would ask them! BUT< I go for the dark blue, something mottled with black maybe!

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    Great job--dark blue would look nice.

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    great job.

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    Amazing quilt!

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    you did a beautiful job - I love it - maybe a black or dark blue would make it really stand out

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    Whatever you choose it is a great job, please post a finished picture.
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