The example below was made using this method. Note the there is no stitching through the freezer paper sections. Tic-marks indicate where the seams should match to the next section (see upper right on the right-hand figure, where two section have been sewn together).
|Very small Mariner's Compass||Sections that make up the compass|
|Compass foundation section folded back and
ready to sew the last piece on.
|Sewing next to the folded foundation|
|Sometimes you have to use a bright light|
behind the piece to see the shadow clearly.
|Back of work: Clip seam to allow change in direction|
|Front of work: Seams were clipped to allow seams at tips of |
points to be ironed away from the point.
|Assembled compass, ready for trimming.|
It is a bit off topic, but this particular wall quilt also got a lot of free-form quilting. The design was sketched full size on tracing paper and then transferred to the top using the method described in Cardiac DNA. The quilting stops are the inner border and the compass points, making for a lot of ends to bury, but I think it was worth it.
|Full size sketch of flowing sections for quilting.||New Directions II: Finished compass (24 X 24 in) |
with a lot of quilting http://doyoueq.com/quilt_gallery/new-directions-ii/.