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    looking for name of this pattern...

    I can not seem to find this pattern anywhere. It looks like a french braid with triangles and a square.
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    I don't know the name of this pattern, but it is really cool!

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    I don't know the name. It is beautiful and I love all the beautiful colors.
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    Love it and will follow to see if any one identifies it for you.
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    I don't know either. Big help huh... But it's very unique. Colors just pop on that white.
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    i found this which might help
    http://www.purlbee.com/mini-quilt-striped-star
    the pattern is on pages 22-38.
    Last edited by nativetexan; 04-03-2012 at 07:29 AM.

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    I love it! I don't know the name either, but someone on etsy was selling the blocks and the listing was called 72 French Braids (confusing because it looks like only 36 are shown in the picture). A picture of one of the blocks is shown in the listing too, and she says it's a 6" block, but you could make it larger too. Other layouts are equally interesting. http://www.etsy.com/listing/73748082...-fabric-blocks

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    it sure is beautiful!
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    I don't know the name, but am so glad you posted it! I've never seen a braid done that way, but it looks like it would be fun to try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    i found this which might help
    http://www.purlbee.com/mini-quilt-striped-star
    the pattern is on pages 22-38.

    Thank you!

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    What a beautiful pattern.
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    I have seen several versions of the striped star center, but not this color explosion. I suspect the quilter who made this invented this variant. Clever quilter!! Thank you for sharing it. In hard times, good quilters everywhere have done string pieced, scrappy variantions. Scrappy innovation is a large part of our otherwise very traditional art form. Thanks for sharing this.

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    I love this quilt ! I suggest you piece a braid row together for about 12" or so. You'll see how easy this block can be by starting with a square and adding a triangle each side after your braid section is pieced. I did check out quiltingfamily etsy from dunster's link, she did have one block pictured that you can click on and see a single block construction. I did print off the pics of the other block layouts that quiltingfamily had pictured. Thanks for posting !

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    Looks like there is a single block to this pattern ( well a block and it's mirror image)
    Here's a block that I tried to isolate. If you know how to construct a braid, you should be able to figure it out, but you will need to experiment with the size of the strips. I would start with a white square, then add the braid strips. I think the strip length would be the length of one side of the square plus the width of the strip you are using. trim the sides of the braid, then add the triangles to the sides.
    Proportionally, it looks like the square is less than half the size of the finished block, and the strips finish at half the white square width. I think I would go for a 10" block, starting with a 4.5" square (finishes at 4) then 2.5" wide strips, which finish at 2" each.
    A smaller version would be a 2.5" starting square and 1.5" braid strips yielding a 5" finished square...
    I'm going to try and post a picture. First time on new board...
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    It is a lovely pattern!

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    call me crazy here but could you just do a log cabin and then cut the side diagonals off? maybe doing a braid is just as easy w/ not as much waste though.
    mea

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    Oh my, what a lovely scrappy! It has been saved and I hope I can do it justice later this summer.

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    Never saw it before, but it's wonderful!

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    oh that is so pretty . . . . another to consider for my to-do list .. . . . lots of scraps to use up
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    Beautiful scrappy I love scrap quilts

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    I don't the name of this pattern, but it is really beautiful. I would love to me one for a baby shower gift in June. I will continue to watch this post for the name.

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    Thanks to Nativetexan and Dunster for all the info.... another for my list of wannados. :-)

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    I love it, its really pretty, It might be something I might like to make some day.

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    I would call it Exploding Star.

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    I am going to watch this one - I love the look - I hope someone comes up with the pattern.

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