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Thread: Can someone help me with the names of these 2 Blocks?

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    The first one is a LeMoyne star i believe..the second one, i have no idea. the finished at 10 inches.

    and do you know of a way to do the star without setting in the points? Kim

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    It looks like a mini Pennsylvania

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    I think the star is a Lemoyne Star. Not sure of the other one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    It looks like a mini Pennsylvania
    yep, that is it...
    http://www.how-to-quilt.com/patterns/crisscross.pdf

    Thanks so much!

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    Yes, you can do the eight-pointed star without set-in points. Unfortunately right as we speak my entire sewing room--actually, my entire house--is packed up because I am moving tomorrow. And then I work 4 straight 12 hour shifts in a row starting Saturday. So it will be at least a week before I can unpack enough to find it, but I have some written out easy-peasy star directions. I just finished a couple of blocks this last month.

    But, I did find a couple of tutorials on the web just by googling "Lemoyne Star" or "Easy Eight Point Star". I looked at them but thought the directions I had were easier, but if you are in a big hurry, there are some good ones too.

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    nope, not is a big hurry...i can wait until you are free to fine it..and are rested from your work. I also googled it..and din't find what i was looking for also. i even went to quilterscache, and its not there, unless it goes by another name. Thanks so much! Hope your move goes smooth as silk..!

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    The Lemoyne star is made similar to Sara's Choice It is the one my first quilt was made from. So easy!!

    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...erns/Sarah.htm

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    The second block is Chimneys and Cornerstones from Quilters Cache I'm pretty sure.

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    LOL! it is good to know that quilt blocks have different names! Thanks!

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    You could make it out of half-square triangles (HSTs).
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    Well, I'm taking a break from packing, and I can attempt to TELL you how the block is constructed. Look at your photo. We can break the block down into 4 identical squares. Lets just consider the top left square with the purple and gold. Notice that the triangle between the gold and the teal/green diamond is actually 2 triangles.

    OK, take your gold diamond and with it held vertically (up and down), sew a white triangle to the top left side. Now, sew a triangle (it's a smaller one) to the top right side. See how you now have a half-square triangle?

    Now take your purple diamond, and sew a small triangle on the top left side, and the larger triangle on the top right side. You now have two half square triangles. Match the bottom colored edges of the diamonds, right sides together. You are going to have to be very careful to match up all the seams. Pin ruthlessly. Now sew together and you have a square.

    Do the same thing with the other diamonds, making sure to check often that you are sewing the large and small triangles to the correct side. This is critical!!

    Now, sew the squares together in pairs, and each pair will be half of your star. All you have to do is sew each pair together. It helps to have a written diagram of each step, and the different size squares laid out separately, so that you can double and triple check exactly what goes where when.

    I found one of my blocks in the top of a bin. Here's a photo so you can see it goes together really well. 'Cause I'm not really an expert seamstress. :wink:

    Like I said, it will be at least another week before I can dig out the actual written instructions & diagrams. Maybe I can do a tute then, if anyone is interested.
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    gai-that block is awesome!

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    this will give you easy instructions for what you want. follow the seams all the way out to the edge as shown.


    http://www.gardenstatequilters.com/images/BOM-12-08.pdf

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    YAY BFW!!!!!!!! Whew, now I don't have to stress about finding the right bin to unpack! LOL

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    Gaigai, did you fussy cut the center of your star? It looks great.

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    Thank you all so much! a couple girls want to do this next week..and some of them are newer to piecing.What a relief that i can show them a simplier way! set in seams are not my cup of tea, especially since mone didn't all come together the way they should of! What a wonderful group! yippee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Well, I'm taking a break from packing, and I can attempt to TELL you how the block is constructed. Look at your photo. We can break the block down into 4 identical squares. Lets just consider the top left square with the purple and gold. Notice that the triangle between the gold and the teal/green diamond is actually 2 triangles.

    OK, take your gold diamond and with it held vertically (up and down), sew a white triangle to the top left side. Now, sew a triangle (it's a smaller one) to the top right side. See how you now have a half-square triangle?

    Now take your purple diamond, and sew a small triangle on the top left side, and the larger triangle on the top right side. You now have two half square triangles. Match the bottom colored edges of the diamonds, right sides together. You are going to have to be very careful to match up all the seams. Pin ruthlessly. Now sew together and you have a square.

    Do the same thing with the other diamonds, making sure to check often that you are sewing the large and small triangles to the correct side. This is critical!!

    Now, sew the squares together in pairs, and each pair will be half of your star. All you have to do is sew each pair together. It helps to have a written diagram of each step, and the different size squares laid out separately, so that you can double and triple check exactly what goes where when.

    I found one of my blocks in the top of a bin. Here's a photo so you can see it goes together really well. 'Cause I'm not really an expert seamstress. :wink:

    Like I said, it will be at least another week before I can dig out the actual written instructions & diagrams. Maybe I can do a tute then, if anyone is interested.
    I'm interested. good luck with the move.

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    Here's one I did using the half-square triangles like the pattern posted by pittsburgpam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie
    Gaigai, did you fussy cut the center of your star? It looks great.
    Jannie, no, it's cut the Stack & Whack Method. Actually, it's a pre-cut kit I bought, but that's how it's cut. You can do it with any fabric.

    And charmpacks, that is a really nice-looking quilt!!

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