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Thread: what are your favorite star blocks?

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    Member kedougou's Avatar
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    what are your favorite star blocks?

    I am starting to design my next quilt. I am thinking about a star sampler quilt. I know their are patterns out there, but I am wanting to improve my drafting skills, so I am starting this one with a blank piece of paper! I decided on a star sampler, set on point. it will have 18 blocks, so I need 18 different stars. Any ideas? what are your favorite star patterns? I am looking for both simple and complex blocks.
    Here is what I have so far...
    sawtooth
    ohio
    lemoyne
    friendship

    What are your must do stars??

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    Annie's Choice, of course!
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    Here are some (with pix) from my idea folder: 9-Patch Star & Dolly Madison Star

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    And here's one from Quiltville... I think this is called "Slanted Star" tho Bonnie calls it "Smokey Mountain Stars". I love it, whatever the name of it is!!!Name:  smokey mt star.jpg
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    great ideas! I'd seen the annie's choice before, but didn't know what it was called. That block looks great in two-tone. I am loving the dolly madison! the slanted star in really fun, but I'm not sure how it would look on point.

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    This is my favorite...so far. Tangled Stars.



    Dream Castle Quilts has great free star block patterns. She did a star BOW for 2010 so there's two pages of them.
    http://www.dreamcastlequilts.com/?tag=free-pattern
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    I like Judy Martins star quilts. She mixes the sizes of her stars. Cookies 'n' Quilts has a great quilt called
    I have a dream, she also has a great one called Star Happy Quilts. These are scrappy quilts and great to use fabrics from your stash. I like her quilts because of the added interest, much better than all the stars being the same size.

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    I did a star sampler once...it turned out to be one of my favorite quilts:
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    Really like your choice of colors used, willfreg.

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