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    Lone Star Quilt

    My mother & I were talking and Looking at patterns and she asked about the Lone Star Pattern. So we went there...only to find all 8 pointed Lone Stars, But she said the the original Lone Star is only a 5 Pointed Star. I have been looking the internet for a quilt pattern for this star and haven't found any. So I'm asking if any of you have seen this pattern or have done a 5 pointed Lone Star Quilt? I have been reading this QB for about a yr. now, and we have alot of QuiltSmart People here. Seems if there is a question asked, someone knows the answer or where to get it. Thanks in advance..

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    Sorry, but I have only seen and helped my mom make the 8 point star. I've seen everything from 4 colors up to 8 colors. Could this be what she is talking about? I'm going to follow this thread to see if anyone comes up with one.
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    I don't think I've ever seen a 5 point Lone Star. You might find something if you search under Texas Star? You could draft one yourself and then you'll have an original. Maybe someone else has seen one and can give you a site. Maybe one of the ladies with EQ7 will help out.

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    I did an "image google search" for 5 pointed star quilts and really the only one that closely resembles is this picture. http://johnflynnquilts.blogspot.ca/2...sun-quilt.html

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    Looking for Lone Star Quilt

    Hi, I went looking through my collections of patterns and found this. Not sure if it is what you are looking for or even close but it does have 5 points.

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    Do we still have quilting police. Yes we do.

    A star can have as many points as you desire. It can be symmetrical or not. It can be pieced, PP, foundation pieced, appliqued, or even embroidered.

    Your imagination is what counts. Decide on: number of points and symmetrical or not. If you want it symmetrical you might want to do the free download for circular/round graph paper. That way you can see where to put the points. If you want it assymetrical the just use plain paper, and maybe a ruler, and sketch it out. Then draw it out and play with it on paper.

    If this is confusing PM me next week when I can think more clearly and gert to my various resources.

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    I like this one - not seen one patterned this way before!

    Quote Originally Posted by EvelynJ View Post
    Hi, I went looking through my collections of patterns and found this. Not sure if it is what you are looking for or even close but it does have 5 points.

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    A circle is 360 degrees. Divide by the number of points you want and draft any star you want. 360/5=72. I use roll ends from the newspaper printing process and draft large-scale pieces. It's a lot of fun. Butt two rulers together to get long lines.

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    I made a Lone Star with only 5 points.Love it would like to see one with 8.

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    It is made the same as the 8 point you just use a 60 degree diamond template instead of the 45 degree.

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    The Lonestar that was made by DGF has 8 points and this was back in the early half of the last century around 1950.
    I never saw a five point either.
    Girl, raised in the South "nough said ree-nee

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymay View Post
    I made a Lone Star with only 5 points.Love it would like to see one with 8.
    My avitar is a Lone Star. I am making Lone Star's for all my children. The one pictured is for my youngest son. It has 1,500+ diamonds in it. But I love making them. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by NIICHMOM View Post
    My mother & I were talking and Looking at patterns and she asked about the Lone Star Pattern. So we went there...only to find all 8 pointed Lone Stars, But she said the the original Lone Star is only a 5 Pointed Star. I have been looking the internet for a quilt pattern for this star and haven't found any. So I'm asking if any of you have seen this pattern or have done a 5 pointed Lone Star Quilt? I have been reading this QB for about a yr. now, and we have alot of QuiltSmart People here. Seems if there is a question asked, someone knows the answer or where to get it. Thanks in advance..
    Like someone else said, the angle of each diamond is 72" I'm attaching a jpeg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumrunner1966 View Post
    It is made the same as the 8 point you just use a 60 degree diamond template instead of the 45 degree.

    i did this without doing any math and ended up with a six pointed star. it was a challenge to get it all sqare when i was done.

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    A 60 degree diamond makes a 6 pointed star.
    A 72 degree diamond makes a 5 pointed star.
    A 45 degree diamond makes an 8 pointed star.

    see catmcclure's diagram above.
    Last edited by ruthbernstein; 03-29-2012 at 02:20 PM. Reason: I used wrong words

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIICHMOM View Post
    My mother & I were talking and Looking at patterns and she asked about the Lone Star Pattern. So we went there...only to find all 8 pointed Lone Stars, But she said the the original Lone Star is only a 5 Pointed Star. I have been looking the internet for a quilt pattern for this star and haven't found any. So I'm asking if any of you have seen this pattern or have done a 5 pointed Lone Star Quilt? I have been reading this QB for about a yr. now, and we have alot of QuiltSmart People here. Seems if there is a question asked, someone knows the answer or where to get it. Thanks in advance..
    Looking again today and I see this reference to the 5 pointed star as the Lone Star re Texas, maybe this is the source of your Mom's recollection? http://westcolumbiachamber.com/lonestarflag.aspx

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    My question about a lone star or Texas star is: Can you make one using jelly roll strips sewn together and then cut at 45 degree angle? Would it work for 60 and 72? In my head this seems like it would work but then again...

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    John Flynn's version is now the only one I have seen.

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    Please remember that almost any traditional quilt or block has several names and many names have several quilts/blocks. This is a folk art. Variations are to be expected and celebrated. Of course whatever your mother grew up with is "right" to her. In Barbara Brackman's encyclopedia of pieced quilt patterns, I found a 5 pointed star with some resemblance to what I call a Lone Star or Star of Bethlehem.

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    I have been looking for a 5 pointed one also. Looking forward to seeing all the replies.
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    Is it possible we're talking about two different things? When someone says "lone star quilt", one star springs to mind, but when someone says "lone star state", a different star pops up in my head.

    I just did about 10 minutes of online research. Most quilt historians agree that a Lone Star quilt has an 8 pointed star, although some say historians say they can have 6, 10, or 12 points. They are also known by other names such as: Mathematical Star, Star of Bethlehem, Star of the East, and Morning Star.

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    Im starting the 8 pointed Lone Star using the Quilt Smart method. It uses rectangles and is fail proof!

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    I am new to the board and would like to make this comment. I belive part of the issue Ix the term "lone" star. In Texas the Lone Star is the 5 pointed star so Texans are always looking for this pattern. This is the issue. A 5 pointed star cannot be treated from a diamond so only a pattern with a small star were each point can be created in one cut will work. This means it cannot be a single or Lone star in the middle of a quilt. This the term "LONE" or single star in the center of the quilt. A quilt created by the diamond shape will create the 4, 6, 8, points star. I did figure a way around this but it causes a little fabric loss. If any one is interested in this please feel free to ask. Thanks for listening.

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    Native Americans have been known for Lone Star quilts long before all of us were here on earth! Maybe even before Texas?? I see lots of houses around here with the 5 pointed stars above their doors and Ive seen them in stores sold as Texas Stars. I like both versions. I think there are Texas Stars and Lone Stars as well as Texas Lone Stars!

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