Monday, March 24, 2014

LE: More Compass Talk


Five compasses and now I'm ready to  move on past Part 1
I don't think I've ever spent so long focusing on the start of a quilt. In fact, I know I haven't! 


I've been thinking about stitchery to emphasis certain design elements of the compass, especially because the red and white is so repetitive. I'm adding extra stitchery around one compass set behind the front beams for some dimension.


And now it's time to get down to some applique, I feel like the exact piecing and fiddly 36 point needle turn points is an intense introduction to this quilt, but now it's out of the way (I still have 36 points to go for my red compass) I am looking forward to some larger applique pieces.


Two quilts, Two cushions and one left over...

6 comments:

  1. Dear Esther, it is so good to read everyone, even you have a similar affair with love Entwined. We all seem to have a hard time with the decision making. One relief..... They all turn out beautifully! I love LE and working on it, even tough it challenges me beyond my comfort zone sometimes. Thanks for this great project.

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  2. Your struggle with the compasses also make me smile... we all experience the same struggle.... :)
    That's why I'm so glad with our little LE-bee. We learn from eachother, gather idea's and fresh enthousiasm.
    Wilma, who wrote a comment above, is also part of our LE-bee.
    We all L*O*V*E your Love-Entwined-quilt, Esther. And we are so grateful for your labour of love!
    God bless you and enjoy working on this adorable antique quilt! As wel all will together!
    Love from the Netherlands, Ria.

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  3. LOL glad to see I was not the only one who made 4 compasses>>>>> Where is the yellow compass I'm sure I saw a lovely yellow one LOL. Cheers Glenda

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  4. LOL glad to see I was not the only one who made 4 compasses>>>>> Where is the yellow compass I'm sure I saw a lovely yellow one LOL. Cheers Glenda

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  5. I made two compasses, the first one too small, the second just right. Then I retired those fabrics so that the compass would stand on its own. Esther, the compass is just a foretaste of the intensity of this project, the larger applique being equally intense. You have no idea what you've wrought. lol Mary in Tennessee

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  6. It would be lovely if you made an entire quilt from the compasses!

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