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Old 09-04-2008, 12:31 PM
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I make my own Christmas cards. For the last several years, I have done "quilted" cards, all with stars...Le Moyne Star, Laced Star, and Hexed Star. I'm hoping someone might have a suggestion for this year cuz I've hit the wall on new ideas. :shock: It should be fairly simple, not too many pieces, manageable to create in miniature, yet definitely look like a star to non-quilters (Friendship Star doesn't meet that last criteria). Thanks so much for any help. :D
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:18 PM
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How about a simple country star (rather primitive looking) using scraps of denim, denim pockets, using reverse applique by cutting out a star from denim and placing Christmas fabric under the cutout. "Wishing you an old fashioned country Christmas" Maybe any of these ideas will spark your creativity.

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Old 09-04-2008, 01:47 PM
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Thanks, Nel. I think denim is too heavy for the cardstock, but I'll take a look at some of the applique patterns out there and see if any of those might work.
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No'easter... I don't have any ideas, but you gave me some!!! Thanks!!!
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:03 PM
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LOL! Happy to help out. :D
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:10 PM
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For something really primitive, Quiltville's Maverick Stars:
http://quiltville.com/maverickstars.shtml
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:11 PM
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How about this one from quilter's cache?

This makes a 9" block ! It is called the Belted Star. It maybe more work than you want to do, but I think it is neat.

Also check out Wandering Star.
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:49 PM
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That Belted Star is great for a quilt, but I think I'd be in for trouble trying to reduce it to card size (3-4 inches). The Wandering Star is too much like Friendship Star and the Maverick Star has too many pieces. I think maybe I'll just go through Quilter's Cache page by page and check out everything with "star" in the name. :shock: I have several quilt block encyclopedias from the library and still haven't been able to find the perfect one.
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Why not the ohio star.......I like that one
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5-Pointed Star in One Snip ... Christmas Star Quilted Tablerunner Patten-Quilting
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