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Thread: Thimble Blossoms Swoon Pattern?

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    Thimble Blossoms Swoon Pattern?

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    I am thinking about purchasing this pattern, but I would like it to be versatile..meaning, can I make different sized quilts..larger/smaller with it? For those that have this pattern, is it fairly easy to piece and cut? Not a huge fan of 1/8' or 7/8" sized cuts!!

    Thanks, JC

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    Swoon is actually the Carpenter's Star. It's free online. We were talking about this on another thread, the link to the free pattern (if you don't already have it in a book) is http://sewandsoquilts.blogspot.com/2...ters-star.html
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    24 inch blocks are here: http://www.quilterscache.com/C/Carpe...heelBlock.html with some info about changing the pattern to a 12 inch finished block. Hope this helps.
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    Does this pattern make one big star or would it be blocks you put together for a large quilt? Would love to make one if it is just one big star.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02 View Post
    24 inch blocks are here: http://www.quilterscache.com/C/Carpe...heelBlock.html with some info about changing the pattern to a 12 inch finished block. Hope this helps.
    Thanks for the links! I knew it would be simple to figure out the pieces, but the sizes to cut are always trouble for me.

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    I bought the pattern last week, the freebies are close but NOT the same !!!

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    This block is made up of squares and half square triangles. 8 by 8. If you have graph paper you can draw it any size you want. Just make the squares larger. I used this pattern for a medallion block in the center of one of my quilts. I made it 40 in. square. I used colored pencils to color my pattern. You do have to pay attention to color placement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby the Quilter View Post
    Does this pattern make one big star or would it be blocks you put together for a large quilt? Would love to make one if it is just one big star.
    Either ways, it's really all up to your creativity.
    There's been several quilts posted on here, where they used several blocks for one quilt.
    It can be quite effective and showy.
    And equally as nice have been the postings of the jumbo size where it is oversized, so that the whole quilt top is just one massive block.
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    The free patterns give you the same visual effect with more sewing and cutting. Swoon has simplified the pattern with less cutting and sewing, less pieces. It would be easier to make the carpentars star in different sizes I think because its based upon squares only. Swoon has rectangles also. I think though you could resize both fairly easy with graph paper. Its an old quilt square pattern if you search around you'll find it. I found it in one of my quilt books.

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    http://biscuitmonster.blogspot.com/2...block-one.html

    Lots of variety. Check out all her blocks. Takes you thgrough step by tep.

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    I fell in love with the Swoon quilt and block the first time I saw it. Then, I decided I could draft it myself, and I did. But, I ended up buying the pattern, and I am glad I bought it. The designer has worked out all the cutting guides, and gives you a clean, logical method for sewing it together. It is WELL worth the price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02 View Post
    Swoon is actually the Carpenter's Star. It's free online. We were talking about this on another thread, the link to the free pattern (if you don't already have it in a book) is http://sewandsoquilts.blogspot.com/2...ters-star.html
    Thanks for posting this site, I had been looking for it! Got it bookmarked now!
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    Swoon is designed to use FQs. Great way to get that FQ stash reduced!

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    Here is a link for a smaller Swoon block. I made it but changed the fabric to how THE original Swoon pattern is laid out. Just used 2 colors plus Kona Snow for background.

    http://doublenickelquilts.blogspot.c...ilt-block.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP View Post
    I bought the pattern last week, the freebies are close but NOT the same !!!
    some of us do not need exact patterns to piece. If you are able to draft patterns, purchasing is not required. New blocks are generally based in traditional blocks unless they're the modern/improv version which I definitely do not require patterns for. There are versions of the carpenter's star and variations of that old pattern for free online....the purchased pattern probably just made the portion that is the outline of the house portion divided to avoid any Y seams and might divide the diamond portion to make it easier for beginners to piece. It's not rocket science.
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