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Thread: 50 Fab Paper-Pieced Stars

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    PokerDiva--I have been watch this thread on and off and your fabrics have often caught my eye reminding me of a kaleidoscope. Is your border fabric what you used through out the quilt?

    I have been thinking about making this quilt. Does this book give measurements on how much fabric you need if you want to use the same fabric somewhere in each block? If not, how much fabric did you buy?

    carrie

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    Quote Originally Posted by PokerDiva View Post
    Good Grief MonaLisa. I don't like the quilting part either. That is why I am so far behind in it but you can't have spent all that time making those blocks and just give them away. Please tell me NO.
    Sorry my friend. But I can't tell you no. I even have a box of Doak's Mariner's compass stars waiting to be rescued!

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    WOW Poker that is beautiful. I love your color choices. Do you know how you are going to quilt it yet. Like some of the others on here I can never decide how to quilt my quilts. I am still making up my mind whether to quilt this myself or send it to my longarmer. It is awful big and heavy to FMQ. Mostly I have anything bigger than a twin quilted. I still need to make my back. I am working on a pair of PJ's for my grandson. I took him to the LQS and he pulled a bolt of fabric off of the shelf and was yelling I need this, so I had to buy it. It was Yo Gabba Flannel. He is 2 1/2 and so cute.(and spoiled by grandma)

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    Carrie, I am sorry to say that the book does not tell you but I can tell you that I started with 6 yards of my focus fabric. Some stars took more fabric some less. I still had a yard left over when all the blocks were done but I did use it in my border. And I did make 6 extra blocks. I believe the one that had the background fabric all the same needed 6 yards also. It is a guessing game. Hope you decide to make it. In the end you will be glad.

    MonaLisa, I hope you find someone who will love your blocks as they were all beautiful and I would hate to see them stashed away forever.

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    Seeing such pretty stars! Great job ladies!!

    Mona Lisa- yours are great too! Perhaps they can be a quilt for some Sandy folks if you don't want the blocks-?
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Meanmom, grandkids are suppose to be spoiled by us that is just the way it is. My grandkids are all older. Have to wait now for som ggkids to spoil.

    I am sending my to a LAQ. To big for me to do anymore and I don't want to mess it up. I am not that great of a quilter and this took me way to long to screw it up now.

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    I have watched this thread from the beginning - you all have done a spectacular job - thank you for sharing photos as you have progressed through this project.
    Be good to yourself - do one thing each day that makes you smile.

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    PokerDiva, your last three were great. I like the way you did Washington. Final quilt, priceless.

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    I haven't been able to keep up with my own stars but I've stayed on the side watching. All of you have made beautiful stars. Mine are calling me. I still have a star plan! I must say I LOVE PokerDivas! Each week I have been amazed at the different colors she brought out of her focal fabric. I just love it. I have yards of the print and wish her stars were mine!
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    Washington. Don't look too close. I'm running low on some fabrics and I had to piece the pieces. I may do this one over. Washington: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20ZffI6by3A

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    SheriR, Glad to hear from you 'cause I was feeling a little lonely with so many people finished. I went back and looked at Alabama to see what your "scheme" was and really liked your colors. It definitely has been "the year of the stars." Or...a star of a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PokerDiva View Post
    Since I made a boo boo last week and posted W. Virginia and you know I have finished my blocks, I am going to post the rest of the now. So here is Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. And also my blocks put together.
    Florence, that is so pretty. And I am glad you had enough focus fabric for your border. That just sets it all off even more.

    As you know, I am doing mine in QAYG sections. These are more manageable than the whole thing would be. Here are a few pics so far.

    I have 2 more sections to quilt, and then the rest of the assembly. I assembled 4 sections today and it went well.
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    Thanks everyone. Yes I am glad it is done. Sue, I see nothing wrong with your Washington. Looks great to me. Nicky, you are doing a great job on your QAYG. I really need to learn how to do that. Sheri, when you do get back to making your stars. Please post pics. We will all be around and would love to see them.

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    Hi All

    I have been watching on and off all the stars come together,, They all look great, and how different they look in different colours. One day I would like to get the book and try it. Hope to see all the finished quilts.

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    I have enjoyed watching everyones stars as they have been done. I just love how changing the color combos makes them look so unique. I have my top together just need to add borders. So glad this thread was started. I really enjoyed making all the stars. I hope to get the Quilts for Rosie book next and start them. Can't wait to see the finished quilts. Also, thanks for all the kind comments on my stars.
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    It has been eye popping candy looking at the plethora of gorgeous blocks and quilts here ladies! Seeing the end results has re-energized me to try and get my toosh in gear and finish mine...got left behind on about #10 or 11, but still have the fabrics set aside...yum, yum, yum!!!
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    Ronda, I had to go back to Alabama and see what your star colors were. Your beach theme is a lot of fun.

    Nicky, Your quilting looks so good. I'm very impressed with your FMQ. I took a class but need to do some practicing. One thing bothers me though. Our stars have so many pieces and such subtle color changes, it seems like some of it is lost in the quilting. ???? and I just noticed that purple one (bottom right of the first picture). Wow, that is great.

    I was just rereading what I wrote and it sounds like I was criticizing your quilting, which is totally not the case It was more of a philosophical comment about quilting in general. If we can be philosophical about quilting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whitepine View Post
    Ronda, I had to go back to Alabama and see what your star colors were. Your beach theme is a lot of fun.

    Nicky, Your quilting looks so good. I'm very impressed with your FMQ. I took a class but need to do some practicing. One thing bothers me though. Our stars have so many pieces and such subtle color changes, it seems like some of it is lost in the quilting. ???? and I just noticed that purple one (bottom right of the first picture). Wow, that is great.

    I was just rereading what I wrote and it sounds like I was criticizing your quilting, which is totally not the case It was more of a philosophical comment about quilting in general. If we can be philosophical about quilting.
    Sue, no offense taken at all!!! The purple one you had not seen since it is Wyoming, and I had not posted it individually. I suppose I should continue to post them individually to the end.

    It is true that the quilting kinda gets lost, in fact sometimes it feels like driving in a snowstorm as I am doing them. But, the quilt has to be quilted to keep the layers together and to keep the batting from shifting, so there is no way around it.

    On this one, I am doing the 7 large sections, with a big overall pattern on each section. My usual way of quilting is to "quilt each block to death" which I love to do, but it would be a waste on these, plus the seam intersections are murder. With large designs overall I can usually maneuver around the thick spots, notably the centers.

    Granted the quilting on this quilt is far from perfect, but it's mine, it's free and once it is all together and washed and poofy it will be Fabulous! Here is the section I quilted last night:
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts View Post
    It has been eye popping candy looking at the plethora of gorgeous blocks and quilts here ladies! Seeing the end results has re-energized me to try and get my toosh in gear and finish mine...got left behind on about #10 or 11, but still have the fabrics set aside...yum, yum, yum!!!
    I think we're in the same star boat! I'll find mine if you find yours!!
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    Sue. both your stars are great. Really love the Nebraska.

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    My stars have been put aside again. I was hoping to have the back done so I can get it to my longarmer and get it back to show off for Christmas. A co-worker is in need of a kidney transplant. I am finishing up a UFO to raffle off for a fundraiser at work. We are hoping they will let us open it up to the entire school district. There are weird rules on what we can do like this with the school district employee list.
    I am hoping to finish it in the next week or so. It just needs a couple of borders and layering and quilting. I will probably just stipple it. It has been sitting untouched since my quilt retreat last year. It is pinwheels.

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    Good luck with your frundraiser and to your friend. My DD is also on the kidney transplant list and has been for awhile.

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    Wow poker that is beautiful. How wide a sashing did you use
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    Thank you. I cut them at 1" finishing a 1/2". Just wide enough for the seam allowances to nestle. Worked out well.


    Quote Originally Posted by wvhill22 View Post
    Wow poker that is beautiful. How wide a sashing did you use

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