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10-20-2009, 10:40 AM
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I need a brilliant mind to help us determine the manner in which the 11 blocks of colors need organized, after each of the 5 cuts. It's an irregular 5-pointed star, and to make sure each star has 11 different colors at the end of these 5 cuts, how can we make sure that all colors are on all 11 blocks, at the end??? please help
10-20-2009, 11:25 AM
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Huh? I'm sorry---I don't think I understand the question at all!!!

Obviously, no brilliant mind here!!!
10-20-2009, 11:41 AM
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http://www.crystalpalaceyarns.com/eq...ashstars1.html

Is this what you are looking for?
10-20-2009, 11:49 AM
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obviously
10-20-2009, 11:54 AM
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yes, yes. justwannaquilt -- I think you may have done it. I really appreciate your prompt response. I'll let my co-worker and my Mom know about this link. Thank you very muchly, as my Mom would say.
10-20-2009, 12:28 PM
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I am the coworker...
So let me clarify...
I have seen and have actually had the pattern in my hand at one point in my life.
The pattern is for a stack and slash five point star using 11 different fabrics. You stack the 11 fabrics and make the first cut. Which is from the bottom right corner to the center of the top of the fabric. You take the smaller section of the top fabric and place it on the bottom. You then sew the two pieces of fabric together. You now have one square with two pieces of fabric. You then make the second cut, doing the same process of stacking and whacking. There are five cuts. After making the cuts, and sewing them, you should have a block with all 11 fabics in the block, with no repeat fabric.
Does that make since?
I now can not find this pattern anywhere..
I told my coworker who does math puzzles..to figure it out for me...and I see how he is cheating...
But if anyone can help me...as his mom would say..Thank you very muchly!!
10-20-2009, 12:29 PM
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Interesting concept. I wonder, can it be made so the inside points match up, and you don't lose your star points?
10-20-2009, 12:40 PM
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This is probably not going to make sense but I will try.
Stack and wack your fabrics. More the fabric to an area that has a lot of room. Take the entire stack of one piece and lay it out in 11 different places.
Take the next piece (stack) and move the top piece to the bottom and put it in the correct place next to the original piece. Continue doing this until you have used all 11 pieces. Each square will have 11 pieces all different.
Remember always move the top piece to the botton and start with the first square.
10-20-2009, 12:45 PM
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I think I am lost but....

Instead of using four or five fabrics like the website says couldn't you use stack up 11 fabrics, cut them as instructed and then sew them back together using one piece from each block to complete the star?

Wouldn't you be achieving the same end result just going about it in a different manner?

Again I might be wrong!
10-20-2009, 12:48 PM
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My problem is how to stack the fabrics....
after the first cut..there are two fabrics in the square..
The second cut there are three fabrics in the square...
The third cut there are five fabrics in the square...
The forth cut there are there are eight fabrics in the square...
And the fifth and final cut there are eleven fabrics in the square...

What I need to know is how to stack them, so the fabrics don't repeat themselves. In this pattern, there are never 11 seperate pieces to sew together. There will only be two pieces to sew together with each cut..

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