It's that I'm cheap and lazy.
And often think of a faster way that needs less fabric or steps.
This morning I was looking at the compass circle and realized that the ring was about an inch wide.
I went to the bin of bias cut strips (yes, I have one, don't judge) and found these left over green strips from when I was making the stems on the Heart's Desire applique that's on my header.
I'll stitch the ends down when I'm sewing the circle onto the background.
After the next round of instructions, I'll decide if I want to add the center circle and the bitty dots.