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Thread: Pattern for 'Under The Texas Star' anyone?

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    Unhappy Pattern for 'Under The Texas Star' anyone?

    I saved the picture of the Under The Texas Star quilt on my 'puter but do not have the pattern. Anyone know if it is a free pattern? I've done some googling but cannot find it, thinking it maybe was on here.

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    can you post the picture here? Usually if we can see a picture , its easier. Did you google images? You might find the site where you saw the quilt. It might have pattern info. I would love to see the picture!
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    Here is a picture of 'Under The Texas Star' This should be easy to make just by looking at it. 4 inch or 6 inch squares?
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    try looking under 'friendship star". If you look at it like a puzzle, you can see its just half sq triangles and solid blocks. I will keep looking for a pattern for this variation. Its pretty!
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    here is the basic block.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/F/FriendshipStarBlock.html

    The one you want , the stars are intertwined. I can sketch it out, but I am not sure I can explain it! I will keep looking...
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    I agree with soccertxi...it just looks like friendship stars that merge together. Just chart it out on grid paper. It looks pretty easy. I like the pattern!
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    I can chart this out for you later, but I have to start the laundry or we will be snowed under! If you want to get started, just count how many half sq triangles there are , how many red blocks, how many black blocks how many white background blocks. It looks like she did just random red/black hst. you could plan them out if you like, but I like this scrappy look.

    (I didn't notice the tan in there too!)
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    Graph paper can be your friend ... look at the picture and draw on the HSTs in the appropriate blocks.
    And then get out your colouring pencils or crayons or highlighters to note the colours.

    Two things very valuable in a quilters basic supplies ... graph paper and coloured pencils/pens!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Graph paper can be your friend ... look at the picture and draw on the HSTs in the appropriate blocks.
    And then get out your colouring pencils or crayons or highlighters to note the colours.

    Two things very valuable in a quilters basic supplies ... graph paper and coloured pencils/pens!
    I hate to go on vacation without them! I'm like a little child. I even made a set for traveling! I used graph paper pads instead of regular paper. Here is the link:

    http://terryatkinson.typepad.com/atk...rt-binder.html

    I think the colored pencils she shows are great for traveling too. You just screw them up like a mechanical pencil. No breaking. I'm SUCH a little kid at heart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barblr View Post
    Here is a picture of 'Under The Texas Star' This should be easy to make just by looking at it. 4 inch or 6 inch squares?
    I plan on making this for one of my gr-grandsons who is 3, I have several different western fabrics to choose from. I'm wondering if a 4' block will be too small for the prints that are a little larger. Would a 6" block work? Maybe 5" would be just right.
    Thanks for all the ideas and help.

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    I think either size would look great! Do you have enough for the 6 inch? Three yr olds NEVER get smaller! They get bigger! Don't forget to post pictures..we want to see!
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    Great message, '3 year olds never get smaller', going to check on amount of fabric, I'm sure I have enough for 6".

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    If you are going to cut you plain squares at 6inch they will finish in quilt at 5.5inch. With 11 blocks across and down, your inside quilt will measure 62.5x62.5 without borders. For your half square triangles, you would have to cut your squares at 6 3/8" then cut in half. This is according to my eq program. If you have the easy angle ruler, then you would just cut your squares for the half square triangles at 6inch. here is the site for the easy angle
    http://www.simplicity.com/p-1467-eas...tool-6-12.aspx#

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    Love the Friendship Star pattern. I never go anywhere without a small sketch pad to draw out ideas. And when I'm home transfer them to grid paper and color in. Then I place them in plastic folder that fits in a binder. Have enough ideas to keep me sewing for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soccertxi View Post
    I hate to go on vacation without them! I'm like a little child. I even made a set for traveling! I used graph paper pads instead of regular paper. Here is the link:

    http://terryatkinson.typepad.com/atk...rt-binder.html

    I think the colored pencils she shows are great for traveling too. You just screw them up like a mechanical pencil. No breaking. I'm SUCH a little kid at heart!
    Thanks for the link and the idea on the twistables! Would be oh so fun!
    I keep a set of washable coloured markers in my sewing room. Best thing to use when doing PPing, to mark the different fabrics on each section. Quick too! And being that they are bright, usually easier to identify what fabric to add .... and not put the wrong one on and have to take it back off!!
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