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    Senior Member Sandi19's Avatar
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    My husband worked on this for weeks. He made it from cherry, my favorite wood.
    The handles are actually straight, but the angle of the picture makes them look crooked. He does beautiful work. The machine does go down into the frame and he made a top to cover it since this is in our guest room.
    As payment for this, I'm making him a big mariner's compass quilt. He's wanted one for years and I was afraid to attempt the paper piecing. I found that it's not that difficult, just very time consuming.
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    GORGEOUS!!

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    It's beautiful and well thought out.

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    I love it! His work is very nice. And enjoy making his Mariner quilt.
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    That's lovely..he's done a wonderful job

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    It's beautiful and well planned.

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    Lucky duck! :hunf: :-)

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    He does beautiful work. Congrats!!!

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    He did an awesome job of your sewing center everything looks so neat and organised hope that some of these ideas will inspire my DH for a winter project next yoar.I did a mariners compass using freezer paper have you thought of that technique?

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    You dh did a fantastic job on the sewing desk. How lucky you are!

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    He does great work. Do you mind making him 2 of those Mariner's Compass quilts so he can start one for me? LOL :mrgreen: Enjoy your beautiful gift.

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    Definitely worthy of a Mariner's Compass. He did an excellent job!

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    This is very beautiful workmanship and small payment to make (laughter). I will look forward to seeing your Mariner's compass. I keep thinking I would like to make one of these so please share your experience as well (smile). Thank you for sharing.

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    Its so pretty, lucky you!

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    Your hubby has certainly earned his Mariner's Compass - beautiful work space.

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    That is fantastic! Can you imagine what you'd have to pay for something like that if your DH didn't make it for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandi19
    My husband worked on this for weeks. He made it from cherry, my favorite wood.
    The handles are actually straight, but the angle of the picture makes them look crooked. He does beautiful work. The machine does go down into the frame and he made a top to cover it since this is in our guest room.
    As payment for this, I'm making him a big mariner's compass quilt. He's wanted one for years and I was afraid to attempt the paper piecing. I found that it's not that difficult, just very time consuming.
    Very nice craftsmanship on the desk, as I'm sure it will be on the quilt too. What colors are you using?

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    Wonderful sewing center. Lucky you!!

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    He's a keeper! Great work!

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    What a wonderful DH. It's a beautiful piece of furniture. Be sure to post your payment, we can't wait to see it.

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    Ok, here is the start of the mariners compass....with a few mistakes that I will not point out to my husband. He's slightly color blind and so appreciative of anything I do...so he's going to love it. I think I'm putting this on a yellow background and then doing some interesting borders with partial compass blocks on each corner.
    This is just thrown up on my design wall while I think thru rest of the quilt.

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    That is BEAUTIFUL!!! Your hubby is very talented. He should make those and sell them. :thumbup:

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    wow he did do a great job i would love one like that

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    Sandi, a beautiful cabinet, and the blocks look real nice.

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    Very nice!

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