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Thread: Help choosing a Star Block

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    Help choosing a Star Block

    I will be making 2 QoV, 1 will be going to my Uncle who served in Vietnam and the other will be going to my son who served in Afghanistan and still has plenty of time to serve to possibly be sent there again or elsewhere.

    My theme for the quilts are going to be Stars and Stripes, all the blocks will be either a stripe block or a star block, my question is what is one of the easier star blocks to build? I've looked at quite a few but they all seem to be blending in together at this point.

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    Check quilterscache.com they have plenty of stars to choose from and I think it says if they are easy or not.
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    Lucky Stars, by Atkinson Designs is a great star pattern. The background extends beyond the star points so there is very little matching. Here is one of mine...there are several in my photo gallery on my profile.

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    I've used this star pattern also. Really a blessing because you don't have to worry about cutting off the points like happens if you use a "flying geese" type star points.

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    Simple Star
    http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SimpleStarQuilt.html

    Friend ship star (no flying geese)
    friend ship star quilter's cache
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWz1XEYG2Ag

    Ohio star
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovDmViVuJxQ
    http://www.quilterscache.com/O/OhioStarBlock.html

    Viginia star or 8 pointed star
    http://www.quilterscache.com/E/Eight...tar4Block.html

    the friend ship star is by far the easiest and I think very pretty and fitting for a patriotic quilt.
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    Years ago, I made an Independence Quilt from quilterscache.com - it has stars, plus other blocks. It makes a great QoV!
    http://www.quilterscache.com/I/Indep...uiltBlock.html

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    This is a great pattern. No point worries. http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com...-tutorial.html

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    I liked the star, and in fact the whole layout of the "Just one Star" project that Moda did. Scroll down for the star block instructions. They went together really nice.

    http://www.unitednotions.com/LA_just_one_star.pdf
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    I love the lucky star pattern shown above. it is easy and has directions for 4 sizes

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    I'm in the "planning stages" of a QoV for my DGS and came across this one on Pinterest. (no pattern - just photo) It looks easy enough. You could use the Simple Star from quilters cache and strip piecing.
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