My center compass medallion is pinned onto the background fabric. I offset it slightly for interest.
It needs to be surrounded by wedge shapes, which will resemble a crown. I'm pulling out all the tools for this job!
I'd like to take a detour about spray starch. I didn't have any in the house. I thought it saw a way to make it so I did a search and sure enough, there's a simple recipe for it. 1 TBSP cornstarch to 1 cup water. Add a sprig of lavendar or rosemary if desired. (I added a sprig of dried rosemary.) Put in spray bottle. Swirl to mix before spraying.
It worked way better than I expected! Check out the crisp lines!
Using my wooden pointer to keep my fingertips burn free, the wedges took shape rather quickly.
Here they all are, ready for placement and sewing down around the compass.
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