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Thread: Dancing with a star - a star-making-tut

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    Dancing with a star - a star-making-tut

    Hello, everybody

    I wanna show you how i make "a star". I hope, i find the right words for it, because i've learned english 20 years ago and never needed since then. Do you want to follow me to the skys?

    First: Take a look to your stash. You need yellow and orange for the star, and blue and purple for the "sky". And we need grid (correct word???) with 60-triangels on it.

    Look at here:
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    Wow great start. Keep it coming....

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    Okay, lets start

    The first step is: We make (surprise surprise!) excentric log-cabins with yellow and blue strips. The yellows are the smaller strips, the blues are wider. We need six LGs, i made six equal pieces, but you can also make three pieces "so" and three "so" or you make six different LGs, maybe a rainbow or so...
    Important is: The light side has small stripes, the dark side has wide stripes. Make it with measures from 3-4 inches (but all equal!)
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    Keep it coming, May in Jersey

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    Okay! Next step: Cutting the "grid" (and i do not know yet the right word ), we need six triangels. You can make it bigger or smaller than mine, it will be your own star. One edge lack of the triangles. These "middle-hole" prevents, that six seams meet on one point and make a "bubble". We close the hole later with a little trick.
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    And now its time for a first "layout": Play with your log-cabins on the grid. The yellow side to the middle or to the border? The LGs near the center or near the border? Its your decision, its your own star!
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    I like the second one. So i can make the first (inner) "rays" of the star. First the orange part, then the yellow (i hope, you can see it on the photo). The fabric must cover the grid.
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    Now we need a little bit dark sky, so that your star can twinkle! And, because our star is very tiny, we need more rays for it!

    The yellow triangles are not sewing yet, we close the open seam to the dark blue later, okay?

    Occasionally i make a layout to see, what the next step could be...
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    Now we make the outer rays "brighter" with an orange strip and close the sky with a darkblue triangle. In the first Photo you can see this...

    And a layout again...
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    Ouh! It looks like... a star!

    That's the moment for sewing togehter the singele rays. Pay attention to the open seams between outer ray and blue fabric.

    Ready? Okay! Then we close the inner hole now!

    I take a little scrap dark blue, a little scrap of the grid...

    Cut your grid in to a little regular star, sew it on the right side of fabric, cut it out, cut the edges and make a little cut in the middle of the grid (only the grid, not the fabric)! And then turn over through the cut in the grid... (can you understand my terrible english? )
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