Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Friendship Stars

  1. #1
    Junior Member Lioness3xs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    176
    Blog Entries
    13
    I've been pondering and pondering and thought I'd ask you what your opinion is.

    Friendship Stars

    Do they all need to rotate the same direction in a medallion setting? Or can each round deside to twinkle in a different direction?

    I working on the Seeing Star scrappy quilt and wanting to do each round with Friendship stars going in different directions. When I brought this up at guild the other night I had some poo-poo comments and told this would mess up the design of the quilt.

    My idea was there would be no distinct direction in the stars and they would appear to twinkle instead of follow the leader. I also thought this would be a good break out from the so-called traditional ideas.

    What's your opinion?

  2. #2
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,257
    Not sure what you are asking. Are we missing a picture?

  3. #3
    Junior Member Lioness3xs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    176
    Blog Entries
    13
    lol i knew someone would beat me to the update stage. I must've hit send before i meant too. lol

  4. #4
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,257
    I'm having trouble visualizing this. How about doing the graph paper and colored pencil thing and see what it looks like.

  5. #5
    Super Member JudyG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Wickenburg AZ
    Posts
    2,805
    Blog Entries
    20
    I think it would be great to have them going different directions.

  6. #6
    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    4,349
    Blog Entries
    1
    Kind of hard to visualize, but I'm wondering if there are some undercover quilt police in your guild.... I think if you want to make them go in different directions, you can, because it's YOUR quilt. :)

    Do you have EQ or any other software that can help you visualize what it would look like?

  7. #7
    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    4,349
    Blog Entries
    1
    Okay, I was bored and couldn't resist. I know this is probably nowhere near what you were thinking of...

    The first one is with all the stars going one direction. The second is with the stars going in the same direction, but alternating directions from one round to the next. The third flips every other star, so they're in opposite directions.

    Does this help?
    Attached Images Attached Images      

  8. #8
    Senior Member EmiliasNana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    820
    I'm with Lioness...........I like them "twinkling" in different directions. It seems to give the quilt more interest so that your eye travels from one to another. Definitely like #3, or another similar version. It is your quilt however, so do what pleases you. The quilt police don't have to see it every day, you do. : )

  9. #9
    Super Member BKrenning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Festus, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    1,552
    I prefer the 3rd one myself. The first 2 give the illusion that the quilt isn't square but if you were doing a scrappy version on a light background; I don't think they would do the lop-sided trick on my eyes.

  10. #10
    Power Poster Tweety2911's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    14,735
    Blog Entries
    2
    3rd one for sure! Gives it some pizzaz:-)

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.