Friday, March 13, 2009

Remember this from a couple of posts back? I did say I would have to redraft the large compass because it wasn't accurate enough and no I don't have EQ 6. I prefer to try and draw it. After a lot of frustration and quite a while later, I discovered that my protractor was not accurate. Yup, I blame the tools. I had a print out of a circle with angles which helped me to proceed. The next step is to try out the piecing to see if it works and will sit flat. I'm foundation piecing these divided diamonds in strips, I know, I know, now you're probably thinking I'm a bit mad to bother! The large compass will be about 21 1/2"

So far so good, here's a partial block with a couple of sections that shows how I'm going to fit the puzzle together. The green, yellow and background have freezer paper on the back to stabilise and help me pin and piece accurately. I've already done the center which will finish at 8" and that is foundation pieced on stitch 'n tear with the center appliqued on. It's a looong process.Have you seen the rainbow quiz doing the rounds on blogs at the moment? Well I did it cause I'm a sucker! Click here if you want to do it. I will say that it says I am patient and I will keep trying to understand something until I've mastered it. Hey I knew that, just look at the compass!

16 comments:

Bloom said...

Hi Janet! Your mariner's compass is astonishing! And very beautiful. I tried you rainbow quiz - seems I'm a sucker too! And blow me down, I got exactly the same result as you. Perhaps that expains my Dear Jane lunacy! Have a lovely weekend.

Fiesta said...

stunning!

Quilt Hollow said...

Wowzers! This is gorgeous! The colors just drew me in!

joshua said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Sarah

http://www.lyricsdigs.com

Kathie said...

oh my gosh it is just amazing, yes I will be following this one from the sidelines
not sure I could ever make this quilt
Kathie

Lurline said...

Ditto, Kathie! Oh, my gosh - do you ever push yourself to the limit! While the passion is in your heart - go for it, we will support you!!!
Hugs - Lurline♥

pamina said...

It's a long process but the result will be awesome !

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Your quilt is beautiful! It does look like a long process, but well worth it!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! That block is gorgeous! kelley from kentucky

Janet said...

Your compass blocks will be beautiful! I love the color combination. Are you going to make 10 blocks like in the original?

Kaaren said...

Wow, I am in complete awe! I wouldn't even know where to begin and I admire your tenacity...not to mention your abilities.

Marvellous work to be treasured for lifetimes to come.

Chookyblue...... said...

I will be following......I want to do one but don't even know where to start.......

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh my gosh - yours is beautiful! I jsut love it!

ranette said...

Wow......that's all I can say...I'm blown away. You must have super dooper sewing/math skills. I'll be watching this one come together. I love it.

Sarah said...

Janet your quilt is going to be beautiful, keep us posted.

Sarah

Karen said...

I had to come read about your compass piecing. You do it oh so well!