I have completed the compass for the first phase of Esther Aliu's 1790 Coverlet Bom.
The size is 7 1/2 inches.
I used the paper piecing method. Certainly did a lot of ripping to get the points. The center white is the last spike. One needs to stop sewing at the line and use a y-seam or sew it by hand. I opted to sew it by hand and it looks pretty good.
On the pattern it has 4 small colors of fabrics for the center. I opted to use one fabric and fussy cut a rose using silk thread to applique down.
There are 32 very small circles sewn on the outside of the compass. Many people are having problems making them. And what a wealth of information on so many tutorials making and improvising!!!! From beads to machine embroidery, Oh My!!! I found this template of the right size on www.presentationmagazine.com/tag/circles . Printed them off on card stock and cut them out. Baste on the outside with the circle card stock in center, pull the threads to make a round circle. Then set them in a dish with starch till wet and iron. Let dry for 20 minutes, take tweezers and pull out the card stock. Below is what you have to sew all the way around. Because of the excess fabric on the back you do no need to add a dab of cotton to puff up the inside.