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Thread: Which Star Quilt Blocks Would you Include

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    Super Member Jennifer22206's Avatar
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    I want to make a star quilt block sampler quilt. :) Which star blocks are your favorites? Which would you include?

    Inquiring minds want to know!

    *Edited to add, I'm thinking of each block being 12" finished, but I could do a medallion in the center and then blocks around. :)

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    Friendship star, Ohio star, floating star, double star (depending on block size)

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    It would be more the problem of deciding which ones I would not include as there'd be too many to choose from!!! :)

    Traditional, Paper Pieced, Free Hand (I'm sure there's a proper name for that!) ... and anything in between.

    However, it'd depend on what sort of a look I'd want, that I might keep to one type or the other. The fabric would speak to me!

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    Lemoyne star

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    Carpenter Star. I just put one in a sampler type quilt and it worked well. Ohio Star. My Friendship Star is done with 4 patches instead of solids in the center and corners. I like it, except I had to use strange colors (high school colors).

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    I am afraid I am not much help, I love them all.

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    I love all star blocks, but my favorites are Friendship, Ohio, Hunter and some of the spinning star blocks.

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    which spinning stars? Do you have links?

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    I picked 8 from here to make pillow covers. I picked a few that weren't too hard and worked my way up to difficult LOL

    I will confess that pick #8 was abandoned in favor of a string star free-pieced!

    http://www.quilterscache.com/BlocksbySizeC.html

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    there's a Carol Doak book of 50 stars---one for each of the 50 states- i would love to make a quilt with all of them!...one of these day's i might-
    i would browse that book and add as many of them as i was (drawn to) and would fit.

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    ohh good idea! I have that book. I've made a lot of them already, so I'd have to make more. :) DH has already picked the colors for our state quilt (I'm embroidering the dates we've been in each state)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Lemoyne star
    Me too.

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    I have always loved the Prairie Star. (See below). It works great with paper piecing. You can also make a quilt in a "star set" where each regular block is set in the center of a star (like in the center of an Ohio Star)...or you could mix it up. If you want templates for the Prairie Star, I made some in EQ7. Send me a PM.

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    I would center it with a feathered star or Carpenter's star. I agree about meadering thru quilterscache.com for ideas. I have made a couple of star sampler quilts and enjoyed the experience. Martha Washington, Dolly Madison and 54'40" or Fight are ones I like particularly.

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    Ohh what a pretty star Johanna!

    QM - I'm a bit over the Carpenters Star: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-162634-1.htm This baby is *huge* and I'm working on the binding now. :D

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    That star is gorgeous Johanna!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    there's a Carol Doak book of 50 stars---one for each of the 50 states- i would love to make a quilt with all of them!...one of these day's i might-
    i would browse that book and add as many of them as i was (drawn to) and would fit.
    Same here. The Salem guild's raffle quilt for 2011 is made from this book. http://midvalleyquiltguild.com/page.php?page_id=1339

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    Ohh what a pretty star Johanna!

    QM - I'm a bit over the Carpenters Star: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-162634-1.htm This baby is *huge* and I'm working on the binding now. :D
    The Carpenter's Star does not need to be so large. The squares could be made whatever size you wanted, right down to a mini at 1" finished.

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    There is a totally awesome website called Dream Castle Quilts that did a 2010 BOW of paper pieced stars. Check them out (2 pages of stars). They all finish at 12".
    http://www.dreamcastlequilts.com/?page_id=705
    http://www.dreamcastlequilts.com/?page_id=1877

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    ohh thanks! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    There is a totally awesome website called Dream Castle Quilts that did a 2010 BOW of paper pieced stars. Check them out (2 pages of stars). They all finish at 12".
    http://www.dreamcastlequilts.com/?page_id=705
    http://www.dreamcastlequilts.com/?page_id=1877
    Great site!! I bookmarked for sure! Thank you, ghostrider.

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    There's a book called Stars By Magic that I love. It has a lot of different stars and an unusual easy way to do them.

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    I recently made a star sampler, a picture is attached, my favorites were Carpenters Square, Twisting Star, and Ribbon Star...well I kinda like them all, but those were my favorites...
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    Stars by Magic books is great.

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    Lost my attachments. Please see below. Sorry :-(
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