This week, I wanted to try something different. I love the mariner's compass, and have paper pieced a few, so wondered what it would look like in FMQ. I agonised a bit over whether to have all the quilting in one or more colours and whether or not to paint the compass. In the end, I went for 'less is more' and added a little colour in the compass using Isacord in turquoise, yellow and red.
As usual, my accuracy has let me down. I drew the cable badly - in particular, the top part sinks in the middle and the chalk markings were not as crisp as they could have been, making my quilting a bit uneven.
On the upside, I felt confident enough to FMQ a wavy design between the arms of the compass and a different wave design around the compass. I was really happy with my little pebbles.
If only I could discipline myself into ensuring that my drawn design is perfect before I start to quilt, the result will be much better. I think my problem is that I am always hurrying...note to self..STOP IT!