Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mariner's Compass Back

Here is the back in its original state.  But I can't leave it like this, because it's larger than the top, and some of the outer borders would wind up lost.

Soooo...  I sliced it in half both horizontally and vertically, and sewed it back together again with the borders in the center.

Now to pin it together with top and batting!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mariner's Compass? or French Berét?

Taken just to entertain the grandchildren... 
... because this compass or star somehow wound up pointed in the middle.

A bit later, after trotting upstairs to warm my coffee, and coming back down to finish the stars, one was missing.  I hunted all around and under my sewing table... went back upstairs to see if I'd left it up there... and then spotted myself in a mirror.

Yeah, it was still on my head.  :-D

(Luckily, no one had come to the door in that span of time.)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mariner's Compasses, One Split

I made two Mariner's Compasses... split one, and sewed it onto the top and bottom of the compass that will lie in the middle of the mattress.  The bottom compass half will hang at the foot of the bed; the top compass half will cover the pillows.

Pillow tucked under top compass half, just to see what it will look like.