Well, my dear husband Jeff decided to make one too! He started his compass the Sunday before our son's wedding. My quilting books helped him draw the design he wanted.
Very carefully, using nails, string and a straight edge, he got the design on his....ceiling!
I forgot to take pictures of the different painting stages, but here is the final Mariner's Compass!
I was amazed and surprised he finished this in three days. It looks great. He still has to finish the outer edge which will be painted the same color red as points.
What ceiling did he put this on you ask? Well.....
....the breezeway...of course!
Jeff and I spend a lot of time on the breezeway Spring through Fall. We love morning coffee at the bistro table while watching the birds in the back yard.
Yep! I love my little corner of the planet too!