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Thread: I'm looking for the red star quilt where the blocks form a large star (ohio??)

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    I'm looking for the red star quilt where the blocks form a large star (ohio??)

    I'm looking for that really nice red quilt that the blocks are I believe ohio stars and the shading of the blocks makes a large ohio star as the overall pattern (the darker blocks from the star and the ligher star blocks forms the background)? It looks like the Nottingham Star here (http://www.thequiltmerchant.com/shop...0190005582.htm

    but I believe the blocks were ohio stars instead and she used all shades of red only and her background blocks were stars as well. It was posted on this website and I've seen it within the past 3 to 6 months. Can anyone find this? I'm really inpired by this quilt and hope to do one in blue or maybe pinks. Thanks.

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    i looked in the QB quilt albums and don't see it there. perhaps someone else will remember it
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    I wonder if the person took it off the internet. I have done multiple searches and can't find it anywhere. I usually copy and save images of quilts I really like but I can't find it on my own computer either. Bummer.

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    Is this the one?

    Name:  Big Star Little Star or marooned on a star.jpe
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    Yes, yes, yes--that is it!!! Isn't it mesmerizing??

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    Hey A,

    One rule:

    All the star points and centers in all the blocks are medium tones.
    All the back grounds are either dark or light.

    I fell short of this rule a little but not enough to matter. That is what I like about quilting!
    peace
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    Oh this is wonderful!! 8 pointed stars are my favorite blocks, this gives one a double dose!

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    Thank you for the tips on color use and placement. That can make a big difference. Did you use light pinks as your light or is it cream or white? I'd love to see a few closeups if you have any. I'm thinking of maybe using purple batik because I have quite a few of those but some have a reddish tint (plum) and some are more purple-blue (violet) and I don't know if they would look good together?? It is hard to find enough batiks to cover the light and medium spectrum (dark is never a problem it seems).

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    That is so awesome! I love the effect!
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    what is the name of the pattern?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsister63 View Post
    what is the name of the pattern?
    If you put your cursor over the pic it says: Big Star Little Star or marooned on a star

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelinaMaria View Post
    Thank you for the tips on color use and placement. That can make a big difference. Did you use light pinks as your light or is it cream or white? I'd love to see a few closeups if you have any. I'm thinking of maybe using purple batik because I have quite a few of those but some have a reddish tint (plum) and some are more purple-blue (violet) and I don't know if they would look good together?? It is hard to find enough batiks to cover the light and medium spectrum (dark is never a problem it seems).
    The lights in the big block are all pale pinks and creams. The other colors range from rusty reds, maroons, and purples.
    peace

    I searched back for my original post and here is the info on the quilt if anyone wants to look up the article.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t146726.html

    This therory can be used on many blocks.
    peace

    One other thing I did was not to reuse any fabric. Every block is different.
    Last edited by ube quilting; 06-16-2013 at 04:10 AM.
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    Here is the location of a downloadable pdf and the original article:

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=ut...%20block&type=

    Just for some more info so there is no confusion The name on the picture is my name for my quilt. The name of the technique is Big Block Little Block. Just so it is clear to everyone.
    peace
    Last edited by ube quilting; 06-16-2013 at 04:25 AM.
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    I am not able to download the PDF file from this site. Too bad! I collect "free" quilt patterns and it would be a great addition to my collection.
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    ube--I was thinking about how to do the seams since you have the same block side by side on all sides. The logical choice would be to press towards the background fabric in each of the 3 rows and the seams would nest nicely together. However, the seams will be going the same direction with the other blocks as well so when joining the rows the seams won't nest. I notice in your original post you mention your seams going all directions. I can see why.

    I've just experimented a little on my last quilt with pressing seams open and that worked pretty well. I just kept the pins in and sewed over the seams very slowly and carefully. Maybe that is the solution. The other way would be to make half the blocks pressing one direction and press the other half of the blocks the other direction. This would limit how much you could move around the blocks when you are doing a final placement though.

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    If I were making this again I would certainly press the seams open. Will make it much easier to connect the blocks.
    peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsister63 View Post
    I am not able to download the PDF file from this site. Too bad! I collect "free" quilt patterns and it would be a great addition to my collection.
    I couldn't get it to download either but I did find this if you want to do your own search.
    Quilters Newsletter Magazine, March 2005. The article shows you how to grid out your own pattern on graph paper and she showed three or four different blocks, all made into a BBLB pattern. It all depends on your color placement.
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    UBE: Lovely, lovely quilt and thank you for all your suggestions.

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    I think this quit is just gorgeous.
    Got fabric?

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    Oh - I really like this one too! It's gorgeous!

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    Thank you for bringing this thread back! I must have missed that quilt the first round and that is a shame. It is beautiful and I am thankful for being able to see it.
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    Oh I LOVE THIS!!!! Ohio star is one of those blocks that somehow "speak" to me! That, and Churn Dash... don't know why...
    I'm book marking this one!!!! What a beauty...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Hey A,

    One rule:

    All the star points and centers in all the blocks are medium tones.
    All the back grounds are either dark or light.

    I fell short of this rule a little but not enough to matter. That is what I like about quilting!
    peace
    This explains it perfectly!

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