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Thread: U.F.O. stars?

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    U.F.O. stars?

    Which size stars, small or bigger? I'm not lovng either and this may need to go back in the box for another time out.Name:  image.jpeg
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    How about some flying geese instead of stars in the border?

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    I like the smaller, especially the one in the top row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    How about some flying geese instead of stars in the border?
    I'm not loving them either. I kind of like the flying geese idea.
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    i think making stars in the border distracts from the beauty of the center stars. a border with a completely different theme would be my choice
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    I think the three stars in the center go together - how about making a table runner?

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    Back to the drawing board. EasyPeezy, your suggestion of flying geese has sparked an idea. I am thinking Deb Tuckers Migrating Flying geese may work.

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    No real help here, just had to say I love how your center stars seem to shine against the black fabric. It will make a pretty quilt.
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    Pretty stars but I'm not sure what you are asking.
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    I like just the black. That is very striking to me.

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    Are the stars in the middle row really larger than those in the top row or is that an optical illusion due to the quilt placement on the floor and the camera.
    Last edited by Wonnie; 05-11-2017 at 01:49 PM.

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    Are the stars in the middle row really larger than those in the top row or is that an optical illusion due to the quilt placement on the floor and the camera.

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    I like your new stars, but think maybe making them multi colour to coordinate with the earlier ones, might look better?

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    I had several mix-matched stars I was practicing on, for size and block size. I just added bars and other simple blocks to even up the mix, and sewed them all together. Made a pretty nifty quilt for my dog.
    I'm not sure if that is what you are asking about, but sometimes if you intentionally make it more unmatched, it all works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Back to the drawing board. EasyPeezy, your suggestion of flying geese has sparked an idea. I am thinking Deb Tuckers Migrating Flying geese may work.
    I like this idea.

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    I think what makes these stars not work is they are one color. If you use the same strong colors and make them scrappy, they will look great. I also think the total border is too wide.

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    Okay, here is the bottom border of migrating flying geese laid in place but not sewn together yet. I haven't decided if these are the final colours yet but I think it works better then the stars. I will reverse the order of the border colours for the top but in the same fabrics. What do you think?Name:  image.jpeg
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    The red and white star block in the middle row - definitely gets my "attention."

    I like the colors of your migrating geese, but I think they are overwhelming for the size of the star block.

    JMHO

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    I love the migrating geese but wish they were smaller. If you need such a large border, you could always do some thin borders of one or more of the geese colors, followed by smaller migrating geese. Then bind in black for your "final border".

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    Agree with both bearisgray and sushi...smaller migrating geese and at least one small border. The smaller star in the center gives me a place to rest my eye and a small border would work that way for me as well. Your geese colors work very nicely.....good choices. Nice points on your stars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i think making stars in the border distracts from the beauty of the center stars. a border with a completely different theme would be my choice
    I agree with QuiltnNan - for me - the stars for the border seems to compete with the beautiful stars for the center. While the thought of flying geese intrigues me, I might just go for something simple - three borders - narrow black, some color, then a wider black. Do you have any more of the sashing corner material?
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    You might want to look at the many star blocks on Quilter's Cache. I found a lot for the all star quilt I made, now if I just could decide how to quilt it.
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