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Thread: sewing cabinet for a mariners compass

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    Senior Member Sandi19's Avatar
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    Here is the mariners compass I made for my husband after he completed my sewing cabinet. I'm not happy with it...too many mistakes and uneven borders. I told him to use it as a blanket on our sailboat and I'll make him a better one from batiks. I learned a lot about paper piecing and also learned I'm not going to do my own design again!
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    Beautiful!

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    Well to be honest I can't see a thing wrong with it!!! I think you did an awesome job on it....
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    Beautful!

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    You are too hard on yourself. I love it and can't see anything wrong with it. Not that there's anything wrong with making him another...

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    I'm sorry you aren't happy with your quilt, because I think it's stunning. Your use of color is just amazing!I can't help but think that you'll be much happier with it once you have it quilted.

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    Why dont you let the gift recipient decide? It is a shame to give someone something this nice and then tell them you don't want them to use it in the house! Surely it would get ruined on the boat?

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    Awesome

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    It will be fine on the sailboat. We have two sleeping berths that are clean and cozy. I'm backing it with novelty sailboat fabric.
    I made it because he's wanted one for years. I'll improve on the next one.

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    Your quilt is beautiful, I can't see anything wrong with it. I think we're all kind of critical of our own work because we want it to be perfect for whoever is receiving it. Where can I find that pattern? I'd like to do it for my dad.

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    Don't be your own quilt police! It is gorgeous and I know what alot of work you put into it.

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    The pattern is from Carol Doak's Mariner's Compass Stars. I used pattern #8 called Denmark. I blew up one of the copies to do the big block and then made the other blocks the normal size. Then I messed around with it on the design wall until I had some pleasing combinations. I have 5 books on compasses and liked hers the best because I didn't have to do curved seams. It also comes with a DVD for your computer. Next time I'll try a variety of blocks to make a scrappy looking group of compasses from batiks.
    My husband is so excited about sailing and this has a lot of meaning for him.

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    It is lovely. Good color scheme.

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    Beautiful work, you did a wonderful job on this, I love it!!

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    It is just lovely!

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    Looks lovely to me.

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    it looks great to me!

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    That is sure pretty.

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    It looks wonderful!! If I could do one that welll, I'd be jumping for joy!

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    Truly awesome job!!

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    I think you came up with a very dramatic layout for the MC blocks, and the maroon and black makes a great border. It definitely attracts your attention (in a very good way).

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    I don't see any mistakes. It's beautiful!

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    Don't be so hard on yourself, I think it's lovely! :D

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    It looks wonderful!

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    If you call that a mistake, I want to sew like you....:)))) Looks great!!!

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