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    what are your favorite star blocks?

    I am starting to design my next quilt. I am thinking about a star sampler quilt. I know their are patterns out there, but I am wanting to improve my drafting skills, so I am starting this one with a blank piece of paper! I decided on a star sampler, set on point. it will have 18 blocks, so I need 18 different stars. Any ideas? what are your favorite star patterns? I am looking for both simple and complex blocks.
    Here is what I have so far...
    sawtooth
    ohio
    lemoyne
    friendship

    What are your must do stars??

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    Annie's Choice, of course!
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    Here are some (with pix) from my idea folder: 9-Patch Star & Dolly Madison Star

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    And here's one from Quiltville... I think this is called "Slanted Star" tho Bonnie calls it "Smokey Mountain Stars". I love it, whatever the name of it is!!!Name:  smokey mt star.jpg
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    great ideas! I'd seen the annie's choice before, but didn't know what it was called. That block looks great in two-tone. I am loving the dolly madison! the slanted star in really fun, but I'm not sure how it would look on point.

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    This is my favorite...so far. Tangled Stars.



    Dream Castle Quilts has great free star block patterns. She did a star BOW for 2010 so there's two pages of them.
    http://www.dreamcastlequilts.com/?tag=free-pattern
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    I like Judy Martins star quilts. She mixes the sizes of her stars. Cookies 'n' Quilts has a great quilt called
    I have a dream, she also has a great one called Star Happy Quilts. These are scrappy quilts and great to use fabrics from your stash. I like her quilts because of the added interest, much better than all the stars being the same size.

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    I did a star sampler once...it turned out to be one of my favorite quilts:
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    Really like your choice of colors used, willfreg.

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    Go to Quilter's Cache. There are lots of different star patterns there in various sizes. You should be able to pick out some nice ones there and they are free.

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    wonderful quilt!!! love the reds

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    There are so many star patterns....I have always wanted to do a star sampler...love the star quilt photo!

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    Willferg that’s a beautiful star sampler quilt. Now I want to make one, too.



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    This is my favourite, but it does have partial seaming and is 10" http://www.quilterscache.com/H/HopeofHartfordBlock.html

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    Star with flying swallows in the center. Its not flying geese or half square tri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    This is my favorite...so far. Tangled Stars.

    Dream Castle Quilts has great free star block patterns. She did a star BOW for 2010 so there's two pages of them.
    http://www.dreamcastlequilts.com/?tag=free-pattern
    Great site.....thanks for sharing!
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    Here's a link that has quite a few star patterns & ideas ---> http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/Qu...ltPatterns.htm
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    Here's another link I found for what they call "Pinwheel Star" --->http://quiltssc.tripod.com/PinwheelStar.htm

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    And another one called "Ohio Star with Pinwheel Center" ---> http://quiltssc.tripod.com/OSPinwheelCtr.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by kedougou View Post
    I am starting to design my next quilt. I am thinking about a star sampler quilt. I know their are patterns out there, but I am wanting to improve my drafting skills, so I am starting this one with a blank piece of paper! I decided on a star sampler, set on point. it will have 18 blocks, so I need 18 different stars. Any ideas? what are your favorite star patterns? I am looking for both simple and complex blocks.
    Here is what I have so far...
    sawtooth
    ohio
    lemoyne
    friendship

    What are your must do stars??

    I'm not sure if this qualifies as "must do' but I found a block called Duck Tracks on Quilter's Cache. It's pretty simple, but it was fun to make. (I used it in a baby quilt I made for a friend a few years ago.)

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    I just made a triple star block from blocks galore
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    My favorite is Sarah's Choice. It's really pretty and it's easy which suits me to a "T"
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