We have all been busy little ladies this week. Ester Aliu introduced her new BOM - Love Entwined, and
E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E with a heartbeat has been talking of nothing else !
I was going to just collect the patterns and wait until it had finished, but i have never took part in a BOM from the very start so i justified another project and began making templates for the compass block lol.
I went with template plastic as i figured i was far more likely to cut accurate templates once than multiple times using the freezer paper method. That's what works for me.
That took about an hour to mark and cut. Easy.
Then i moved on to colour selection and i highly recommend colouring in the compass to just see how the colours all look together.
The two beige prints are for the background of the quilt.
I then printed out page 7, 4 times.
I cut out the compass segment and labeled it with the corresponding pieces from the pattern.
I did this 4 times with each segment so i had a complete compass when i was finished.
I pinned all my fabric onto the segments so as not to loose a piece or get mixed up as there are alot of different pieces.
I hand pieced each segment, taking a piece from the paper segment and continuing to sew until i had a completed compass segment.
I recommend piecing each segment from one side to the other and then adding the F template last. Otherwise your going to have a Y like seam to deal with.
Nearly completed !
This has been fun so far and i don't like hand piecing, only because its so slow going and Im impatient!
Not looking forward to the compass surround and all those tiny circles.