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    Question what pattern is this? is it? Help copying it, please?

    This was on the sign at our local greenway! I am so taken with it!! I can see the sixty degree star, and I am coloring what I can on my paper . .

    the curves?

    I have never seen this before, but I know that doesn't mean it didn't exist before I saw it!! Anybody recognize it? Have a fantastic easy way I can do it? Know where I should purchase a pattern?

    much love, all of you wonderful answer-ladies!
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    My first thought was it looks like a combination of a feathered chevron star. Is there such a thing?
    Along with others, Marsha McCloskey does feathered stars-she has books called Feathered Star Quilt Blocks I and II.

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    I think it is diamonds all the same size just colour arrangement make the difference. Should be easy to draw and then colour in to make pattern. If I remember the circle will just happen because you start from a star shape.
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    You could make the outer white ring from a strip set of white with chocolate at the end of the 60 degree triangle, and a triangle of chocolate with white at the end - again, strip set.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Will be a beautiful quilt! Keep us posted on your progress please!

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    The center is a lone star with interesting color placement. If you google it, there are lots of sites (note that it's an 8 point star, so the angles are 45 degrees, not 60). I would guess that you could make the center star following the pattern, on a large cream background, then applique the curved pieces and the additional diamonds.
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    Your post makes me smile.
    Funny how we see a picture of something and naturally see a quilt block.
    Good luck with your new creations.

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    I have that printed star diagram from fons and porter . . I am going to extend the diamonds so I can color the whole thing, then maybe transfer it to graph paper . . .

    I penciled in the curve, and it does look similar to the picture.

    Is it me, or are their last row of brown diamonds bigger?

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    PaperPrincess, you are so correct!! and, the paper I am using *is* the forty five degree star! brainBump moment for me, I guess!!

    oh, I haven't done applique! not another kindergarten star!!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillCountryGal View Post
    Your post makes me smile.
    Funny how we see a picture of something and naturally see a quilt block.
    Good luck with your new creations.
    Its nice to know others do the same thing .. Oh can I make a quilt out of this, now to find the right colors.. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara122 View Post
    This was on the sign at our local greenway! I am so taken with it!! I can see the sixty degree star, and I am coloring what I can on my paper . .

    the curves?

    I have never seen this before, but I know that doesn't mean it didn't exist before I saw it!! Anybody recognize it? Have a fantastic easy way I can do it? Know where I should purchase a pattern?

    much love, all of you wonderful answer-ladies!
    This is no different than a Lone Star. It's 45 degree diamonds, not 60 degrees. There are eight points to the center star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    I think it is diamonds all the same size just colour arrangement make the difference. Should be easy to draw and then colour in to make pattern. If I remember the circle will just happen because you start from a star shape.
    Agreed. The easiest thing might be to copy to paper, take a straight edge and draw lines from tip of one triangle to the tip of the far triangle and see what you get. I'm guessing something based on an 8 point star in the center----------not far off from a carpenter's star or something similar.
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    If you are doing 45 degree diamonds just remember to iron your fabric straight of grain or you will have wonkie diamonds

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    There are four sides to the center and eight points. Wouldn't that make the diamonds 22 1/2 degrees?

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    Lara122,
    The last row of diamonds only looks bigger. The illusion is caused by the angle of the picture changing the perspective. Also. the diamonds tend to confuse the perspective.
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    You can get a very similar look with the Carpenter's Star which can be done with all HST as well. Just thought I would mention it.

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    someone did that for the City. Contact the City offices and see what you can find out. worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara122 View Post
    I have that printed star diagram from fons and porter . . I am going to extend the diamonds so I can color the whole thing, then maybe transfer it to graph paper . . .

    I penciled in the curve, and it does look similar to the picture.

    Is it me, or are their last row of brown diamonds bigger?
    It looks as if the middle diamond in the outer rolls is larger, reaching up to the diamond above with the side points at the base of the blue.

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    I printed out the pic. First thing to do is to draw another circle just inside the brown/blue circle that hits the ends of the diamonds in that circle and the outer ends of the main pattern diamonds. Won't be a true circle, you can see the actual pattern more clearly..

    Then roll the pic until you have an even plane across the center. It might even help to cut the outer circle off so the inner 8 star pattern with the other squares are more visible.


    the easiest way to construct the blue/brown, with white, star is with half square triangles. It's not a carpenter's star ------------but a very close relative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacebypiece View Post
    Lara122,
    The last row of diamonds only looks bigger. The illusion is caused by the angle of the picture changing the perspective. Also. the diamonds tend to confuse the perspective.

    The outer row of diamonds does not fit the pattern of the other diamonds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlafon View Post
    If you are doing 45 degree diamonds just remember to iron your fabric straight of grain or you will have wonkie diamonds

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    could it be just a lone star with 4 extra brown diamonds on the ------- ....not to mention some white diamonds to make it look open

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    Lonestar quilt....and has a circle around it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lara122 View Post
    This was on the sign at our local greenway! I am so taken with it!! I can see the sixty degree star, and I am coloring what I can on my paper . .

    the curves?

    I have never seen this before, but I know that doesn't mean it didn't exist before I saw it!! Anybody recognize it? Have a fantastic easy way I can do it? Know where I should purchase a pattern?

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    Good luck with this design. It is lovely and will make a great quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    The outer row of diamonds does not fit the pattern of the other diamonds.
    Only 4 black diamonds don't seem to fit - the other 2 form the points of the star.

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