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Thread: 2014--50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars BOW

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    2014--50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars BOW

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    The first week in January we will be starting a block of the week using Carol Doak’s book “50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars”. Our goal is one block per week. We will start with Alabama and end in December with Wyoming.

    If you have this book, please join us. If you’ve already started, but got side-tracked, please jump in where you are and share your blocks.

    This is a place to ask questions, share tips to make the blocks easier, and share pictures of your completed blocks and quilts. There will be no patterns or tutorials given and there is no sign-up required. Participants must purchase their own copy of the book. Participants are not permitted to share copies of the book's contents.

    Do as few or as many as you like.
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    I stared with the last group got about 15 done can I join in???? Maybe I can keep up since I have a head start Ha Ha

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    Checking out the book to see if I can committ to this first...love stars and paper piecing so I may be joining all of you in this
    ​Christine

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbee3 View Post
    I stared with the last group got about 15 done can I join in???? Maybe I can keep up since I have a head start Ha Ha
    Me too. I will try!!!
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    Count me in Carriem, have already made the first block. Will be making my blocks 10 inches, just for something different. Also this will give me more options when putting it together.
    Karen

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    Count me in too Carrie, I hope to be able to quilt again in January I made a few blocks already, about 5 or 6, I'm not sure. They're fun to make but lots of work!
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    Anael so good to hear that you are going to join us. Hope you are feeling a little better.
    Karen

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    Mirabelle, this one has been on my list for quite a while now. So I hope I don't fall off the wagon
    Surgery will be coming Tuesday, have to be there 9.30 am my time. Let's hope all goes well and I hope to be home on Friday!
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    Carrie, for the Foundation Factory 50 Stars, do you know if that's based on Foundation Factory or can you use it as stand alone?
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    Hi Everybody I would like to know if this a good book for a beginner. I have never done any paper piecing. Thanks Becky

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    What a super idea, I have the book, bought it a few months ago and actually made 3 North Carolina star blocks for my partner in the quilting bee swap. I want to jump in, great way to keep me in line, I need pushing often and this way I can make one of each star, I look through the book often and have never been able to decide which one I love the best! Thank you, when do we start???

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    Thank you, Carrie, for leading this project. I have about 15 done and love these blocks. Now where did I put them?????
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    I have the book, foundation disk, fabric, and ready to go, Carrie! (Or is the foundation disk Dear Jane? I can get confused easy.

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    BeckyPotter, you might want to practice before you start with the Carol Doak Stars. They're not that hard but very time consuming and lots of tiny pieces. There are great tuts on the internet, just google paperpiecing and you'll find a lot of them.

    QNS, there's no foundation disk with the 50 Stars book. There's a Yahoo group and when you sign up you can download the pdf files of all 50 blocks so you won't have to scan them yourself.
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    I have the book, got some of Carol's paper. Need to load the dics in the book and see what it is. I am looking forward to working on this project.

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Hello!

    Looks like we are going to have a great group starting/continuing in January. First I want to let everyone know, Quilt Pro has the Foundation Factory 50-Stars on sale for 50% off (shows in "cart") if you are thinking about making your blocks a different size than the 12" it is a great tool. http://www.quiltpro.com/page/Foundat...0_Fab_Mainpage

    Now I will try to answer questions:

    newbee3--yes, you are more than welcome to join...glad to have you.

    Anael--you can use the foundation factory as a stand alone program

    BeckyPotter--if you do some practice blocks, then I think you would be able to handle these. Here is a link to a simple starting block: http://quilterscache.com/StartQuilti...tingthree.html

    Retired Fire Chief--we will start with the first block (Alabama) and share pictures the first week of January.

    Jan--hope you find your blocks and are sure to show us!

    QNS--foundation factory (download or cd) is for the 50 stars; DJ has the EQ disk

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    Thanks for the heads up about the 50% off sale, I just bought it. Will be printing them out so I can get started the first of the year.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    This sounds like a great "New Years Resolution". I think I will get the book and join in! Thanks for such a great idea!

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    Thanks Carrie but what I mean is, if I buy one of the Carol Doak cd's, do I still need Foundation Factory as well?
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    oh Man this is tempting! Have the book and templates! Just not enough time!

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    Which of Carol Doak's Cds are you looking at? I am pretty sure Foundation Factory is just a general term for different stand alone programs on the quilt-pro website.

    There are 3 Foundation Factory programs on quilt-pro that are Carol Doak's:

    Carol Doak Designer Edition
    50 Fabulous Stars
    40 Bright and Bold

    All are "Foundation Factory"; each is a stand alone program.

    Hope I am understanding and it makes sense to you.

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    I was looking at the 40 Bright and Bold Blocks. Maybe I'll purchase it while on sale

    Oh well, that one is NOT for sale.....
    Last edited by Anael; 11-29-2013 at 12:16 PM.
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    I am going to look for my book and hope to join in too.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    Aneal--it is on sale too (I bought it and the 50 stars both late last night)...they don't show the sale price until after you enter your name and shipping info (before payment).

    Welcome gramquilter2

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    Oh I will happily join in!! I've had the book for a year or more and a brand new pack of her paper. I am currently in another paper pieced BOM (using Batiks) but one a month is too slow moving for me!! I'd be thrilled to work on these 50 blocks with everyone. I will have to decide what fabrics I want to use for mine. Decisions, decisions....
    Last edited by nygal; 11-29-2013 at 02:09 PM.
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