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Thread: Star-Believing Star Sampler

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    Super Member candi's Avatar
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    I wanted to make a throw quilt for my living room and decided to do a star (mainly) sampler. This is the largest quilt I made so far, measures about 50 by 70. I chose the fabrics and decided to fussy cut around a blossom medallion in the fabric for the center squares in the stars,and chose the blocks I am going to use for the quilt based on that. I also did fussy cuts around the smaller medallions in the fabric for cornerstones. I LOVED piecing this top, it felt like all mine, I had no pattern or sizes other than the block patterns from multiple sources, I did all the calculation for the fabrics and the cutting and I realized that I enjoy that a lot. I also liked doing a sampler quilt without repeating the same block over and over. I was going to send it out to be quilted, but then decided that I want to do it myself so it'll truly be all mine. Moving the bulk was a bit challenging for a beginner, but I did some SID and straight lines . I am very happy with how it tuned out and had Gail-r make a beautiful label for it. I also made coordinating cushions and will use leftover fabrics to make a table topper for my coffee table and coasters. Now I can't wait to get home and throw the quilt on my couch :P

    My favorite block!
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    The back with Gail's label
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    Matching cushions
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    Very pretty. I love the colors . And you should be proud of making it all your own!!

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    Wonderful accomplishment! Congratulations on a lovely ensemble! Blessings.

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    Candi, I love it!! You did an awesome job and your quilting looks really good. I love doing straightline quiltng, I like the neat clean looks of it and usually try to incorporate it somewhere in every quilt I make. Love the diamonds in the borders, looks like you did some cross hatchng on the blocks but I couldn't see it really clear. Looks great, your seam lines look really good, colors beautifully coordinated and you "done did good" girl. I see a future recognized quilt designer in you!! YOU ROCKED IT!!

    Hugs, Gail

    Just for a bit of explaination, I put a piece of batting under the center of the label so it would have a bit of a trapunto look without actually doing any trapunto work.

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    You did a fabulous job with the color combinations and the square designs. You should be very proud. Gail-R did a really great label as well.

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    Thank you, it is always a pleasure to do labels for Candi.

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    Very pretty! Gails label is nice too!

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    I really love this quilt.

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    Oh my, you did a wonderful job. I love the colors and that pattern is great. You did a wonderful job. I love the quilting. Great quilt and thanks for sharing.

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    Very smart looking :!:

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