I DID IT!
This is my fourth attempt ever at a mariner's compass. About a decade ago, I tried three times to make a perfect compass for a Hawaiian quilt I was making. The points on the first one didn't match up at all. The second compass was better, but still not as good as I thought it should be and could be. The third one had better points, but the block was paunchy in the middle. VERY paunchy. Like it was pregnant! (Some of my co-workers suggested I make a pillow with it instead of cutting it up for the scrap basket.) I love mariner compasses, but I was intimidated. It has taken me this long to work up the courage to try again.
Some of the points on my new pink compass are nearly perfect, and the block is flat and not pudgy in the middle! Happy dance!!!
No, this block absolutely is NOT a new notch in my WIP belt; I'm going to incorporate it into one of my existing WIPs. It's not going to the scrap pile!!!
For ten years, I have imagined how beautiful a quilt made entirely of mariner's compasses might be. I'm one step closer now to making that dream come true. I'm so excited and empowered!
Now I get to try again, with rainbow colors, for my Hawaiian Punch! Practice, practice, practice. If I keep working on it, maybe I can produce a perfect compass one day!
Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict here and Crazy Mom Quilts here.