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    Mariner's Compass Using Quiltsmart Foundation

    My daughter (azchrisg) and I took some classes last week at Celebrate! Quilts quilt camp here in Flagstaff. One of the classes we took was a Mariner's Compass using Quiltsmart foundation piecing that was taught by Carmen Geddes. The class was a lot of fun and the result were fantastic! (Chris posted a thread here http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ml#post6129413 with a pic of hers) and here is a picture of mine. These are just the center of the quilt tops and will soon have background and borders added to complete the tops.
    These "compasses" measure about 45" in diameter; very dramatic looking!

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    It's gorgeous!!
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    QuiltSmart sure makes it easy to do a complicated/time consuming pattern. I finished a Lone Star using the QuiltSmart foundation in 2 days. Guild members were impressed that my center was absolutely flat and all the intersections match. Do be aware that the iron-on foundation does add quite a bit of weight to the finished project. I would rather have the weight instead of another UFO thrown into the closet.

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    Wow! To be able to take the same class with your daughter. Beautiful quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcwillia View Post
    QuiltSmart sure makes it easy to do a complicated/time consuming pattern. I finished a Lone Star using the QuiltSmart foundation in 2 days. Guild members were impressed that my center was absolutely flat and all the intersections match. Do be aware that the iron-on foundation does add quite a bit of weight to the finished project. I would rather have the weight instead of another UFO thrown into the closet.
    I did buy the foundation for a Lone Star too! And like you said, it adds a little weight, but so worth it to be totally FLAT when you are done! Taking the time to trim the fabrics down to 1/4" seam allowance after stitching helps alleviate some of the bulk/weight that would otherwise build up also. The completed examples that Carmen had in class did not seem any "heavier" than normal for finished quilts.
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    Very nice. I love it.

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    both are beautiful.
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    Gorgeous star.
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    nicely done
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    It is gorgeous and the skill you have in quilting will make it extraordinary.
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    Can I be envious of this Mariners Star? OK thank you, because I am. Both of these are awesome. I definitely need to get this foundation paper. Thanks so much for sharing.
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    They do look fantastic!
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    Marvelous! be sure to share the finished quilt too.

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    Oh WOW! Very pretty!
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    both are very beautfiul

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    great job, beautiful colors
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    Both of you did a wonderful job. Love the colors.

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    Very, very nice. And what inspiration for others.

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    Really beautiful work!!!

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    I've been doing this with Quiltsmart. I'm addicted and will be doing more wall hangings of this Mariner's Compass for Christmas gifts. They are so much fun.

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    Great job, Wendy.
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    Gorgeous star.
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    Really pretty!
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    Sew beautiful.

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    I just love Mariner's Compass! So dramatic! Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing.
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