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    I love the vibrant colors in the block, it will make a beautiful quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillaine
    Photoshop, ladies... Here's what it's going to look like:
    Good idea, I didn't think of that. What do you think? Too busy? How about with sashing in between?

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    I thought it was 'flying swallows' , but app. not
    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/qb/mc...504/index.html

    I think yours is more beautifull

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kherrin
    Did any one ever say what the pattern is?
    It's Carol Doak's Alaska block from her 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric lover
    I thought it was 'flying swallows' , but app. not
    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/qb/mc...504/index.html

    I think yours is more beautifull
    Very similar though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    I wish there was a way to see what 12+ blocks of the same would look like together. I did a block yesterday that I'd like to make more of. But, the colors are a bit bold. I'd hate to make them all and then decide it was too much. kwim?
    Put your block on your scanner/copier (as long as you have a flat bed scanner) and make some copies. Then lay them out the way you want and you'll see how they look together. Fast, easy and seamless! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    OK, I chopped of all your points because it wasn't a straight on picture. It wasn't personal.:wink:

    Hmmm, so, en masse, that's a lot of that background fabric. Isn't that weird how that works, because the block doesn't seem overpowered by it.

    But you had a sense. :thumbup: :thumbup:

    A couple of thoughts (which you didn't ask for)...

    These are part of Carol Doak's 50 FabStars, right? Great book. If you noticed, some of blocks have a slash of fabric in the corners (diagononally). I don't have the book in front of me, or the software loaded to check.

    But, maybe, if you did that, perhaps with the white, you could diffuse the blue fabric a bit. It really only needs to be about 1/2" wide. But then you'd have to match it up when you sew the blocks/rows together.

    I'd try cutting up some thin strips and lay it out on your color copies.

    How's it look?
    It does have a lot of the blue/flower fabric that way, doesn't it? I'm trying to figure out where my original blocks are. lol

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    That is really beautiful. I think it will be very beautiful all sewn together. GO FOR IT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Print out color copies of that picture.

    I would print out smaller versions - like 4 to a page, cut them out and play with with them. That way you can see what secondary patterns might emerge.
    I like this idea. You could also try the blocks with sashing to see which you like best.

    BTW, it will be a gorgeous quilt no matter what you decide. Fabulous job on the piecing and color selection.

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    Wow, that is pretty. I don't think it's too bold. Can't wait to see pics when your finished.

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    Kind of looks like a stack and whack.

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    Here's another version. I used Photoshop too. Here it is with sashing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Print out color copies of that picture.

    I would print out smaller versions - like 4 to a page, cut them out and play with with them. That way you can see what secondary patterns might emerge.
    MTS beat me to it. You are doing a fabulous job!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Here's another version. I used Photoshop too. Here it is with sashing.
    I think I love this layout best so far!

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    I'm just going to come right out and say it, I hate sashing. You don't get those cool secondary patterns with sashing and plain, solid color sashing is BORING!! LOL

    Of course this is just one woman's opinion.

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    Oops, I must have been copying and pasting at the same time as MTS. :oops:

    I like how the straight set creates two sizes of circles. You don't see the stars very strongly in this combination of fabrics, but the large rings and smaller rings really stand out.

    This is a really gorgeous block. I'm working on a Carol Doak design, too, but the one I'm doing is super simple. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdunn56
    I think its gorgeous!! there is a multiplying block tool called EZ View for just this purpose. Heres a link to one site that has it , good luck but I say GO FOR IT!!

    http://www.softexpressions.com/softw...ons/EZView.php
    Great block!

    I followed the link and found out I have something that does the exact same thing - it's called a dragon's fly eye. I never thought about using it to multiply a quilt block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    Quote Originally Posted by pdunn56
    I think its gorgeous!! there is a multiplying block tool called EZ View for just this purpose. Heres a link to one site that has it , good luck but I say GO FOR IT!!

    http://www.softexpressions.com/softw...ons/EZView.php
    Great block!

    I followed the link and found out I have something that does the exact same thing - it's called a dragon's fly eye. I never thought about using it to multiply a quilt block.
    Live and learn!!! :-)

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    Try the block on point and follow my tute for card trick blocks - second half of the tute gives easy on-point instructions.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-100648-8.htm near the bottom of the page is the pdf. download.

    The star would be more pronounced with a very light alternate block between the stars.

    Jan in VA

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    this is gorgeous!! Be BOLD - it's beautiful!!!

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    Beautiful block !!

    Jillaine _ pic is great ! Beautiful quilt!

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    My bedroom is blue so you should send the finished quilt to me :!: Seriously I love the block and would finish the quilt. Remember that you can make wide sashing, bring in blocks in different colors, make a bed runner to start if it is too much just keep it as a bed runner or make them into pillow shams for your bed. If all else fails send me the quilt :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by neece
    My bedroom is blue so you should send the finished quilt to me :!: Seriously I love the block and would finish the quilt. Remember that you can make wide sashing, bring in blocks in different colors, make a bed runner to start if it is too much just keep it as a bed runner or make them into pillow shams for your bed. If all else fails send me the quilt :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    Ooooo, wouldn't it be an awesome bed runner over a dark red spread!!

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    Totally awesome. But I agree I really am not a fan of sashing. I like the pattern without the sashing, it was such an awesome explosion of color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora
    Totally awesome. But I agree I really am not a fan of sashing. I like the pattern without the sashing, it was such an awesome explosion of color.
    I've never done it before. I might just have to take your word for it and skip that part. I'm amazed how many people like this block!! You like it. You like it. You really, really like it!! (said like Sally Field in her Oscar acceptance speech) lol

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