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    I'm setting my blue and white star blocks on point, have it all planned out, but have hit a brick wall.

    The half triangles that fill in the gap to the border, I really want to do some kind of blue and white pattern, but don't want to detract from the stars. Solid blocks just look too chunky.

    Any ideas on how to do the triangles?

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    Can you break the large triangles into 3 smaller ones, do 2 white and one blue, or vice versa?? haven't seen the blocks, so hard to say.

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    This is what I have so far.....

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    The colours are not great, I took photos of each block and then imported it into EQ, so they're a little dull.

    And the spot fabric I have is not quite that intense, I couldn't get that to scan very accurately either, far too many dots in there! lol

    But you kind of get the idea.

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    I think it looks beautiful as is. :D

    What is the name of the bottom right block? I really like how the two colors play off each other in it.

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    I am assuming it is the white blocks you are talking about. How about a white on white block or a light light blue wave block or a combo of the 2.

    BTW it looks great even if you use the soild white block like we see it.

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    That is really looking good. It's fun seeing the block I made in your quilt. I have one of your blocks. :D

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    The solid white actually has a light pattern of off white through it, so it's not plain. The more I look at it, the more I think you might be right. Breaking the white up might make it too fussy.

    Bellaboo, I'm not sure what the name of that one is, sorry, it's not my one.

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    I wouldn't mess with perfection! It's wonderful just the way it's laid out. The light cream butter yellow (that's how it shows on my screen) is perfect with the shades of blue! Perfect!!!

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    Looks beautiful the way it is!!

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    I don't see a problem it looks great to me :!:

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    Instead of plain white, how about a small friendship star,either pieced or embroidered in blue on the white blocks?

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    That was my original thought... a small paper pieced star in the blue and white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I think it looks beautiful as is. :D

    What is the name of the bottom right block? I really like how the two colors play off each other in it.

    That's my block you're talking about :)

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    Isn't it cool! :-)

    :thumbup:

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    Oh, don't change anything. I love it this way.

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    I think I'm going to stick with the plain white.

    Remember that the blocks all have white in them, but it doesn't show well because they're scanned photos, so I think it will tie it all together and not detract from the stars.

    The dotty fabric will go nicely to break up the sashing, and add a bit of colour, and the little triangles aren't over powering.



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    Gee, I like it as it is... that's beautiful

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    Is there a name for the block? A book or pattern I could buy?

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    dear i think you have a masterpiece the way it is i would proudly put it on one of my beds

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    It is hard to comment on design without seeing the fabric. However my gut is telling me that you should reconsider your setting triangles. I know what you mean by looks "chunky" but these are the ugly ducklings that turn into swans with quilting. I think more than one color will compete with the stars which are the focus of this quilt. A blue triangle with white quilted feathers may be the icing on the cake. I have only recently come to realize that the plain looking chunky parts are the background for quilt work.

    Rita

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    I just saw the picture of the quilt and I can only say--WOW --it's gorgous--leave it alone--a masterpiece--stop--your'e done.

    Rita

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    I agree...do it just as is...in fact...I may "copy" you for mine. I love the big open chunks for quilting later.

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    You could sew strips of the fabrics you used together and cut setting triangles from them.

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    Uhm, what is wrong with it? I see the setting triangles with the white squares as part of the inside border. Any more "activity" might detract from the center blocks.

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