After a mini sewing marathon yesterday afternoon I managed to finish one main compass block which measures around 23" Total time spent on this, at a guess around ten hours!
Piecing is not my strongest forte but my philosophy with this is "pretty is better than perfect" and believe me this had to be ironed into submission. I still have some issues to resolve but when I look at the antique version what do I see? Distortion and inaccuracies and it endears me more to the quilt and connects me to the quilt maker. That's what puts the soul into the quilt.