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Thread: Carpenter Star

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    Carpenter Star

    Here is a Carpenter Star I've been working on. I used the pattern from MaryQuilts.com. I have the top and bottom pieces done too, but need border fabric before I can put them on. Which color should I use for the borders? The orange/yellow or teal? I enjoyed working on this one, it's my first. I only had to frog stitch on one 1/4 row. I won't be making the top and bottom rows next time (see the 2nd picture). It took me as long as the whole rest of the quilt.

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    very pretty..I like the red one..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pamesue View Post
    very pretty..I like the red one..
    The red one isn't mine. It's from MaryQuilts.com
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    I love them both. Thanks for sharing.
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    nice quilts...

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    But...but...but...I LOVE the top and bottom parts of the quilt! = D Great job!
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    Both are so beautiful!!!!

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    Very nice thanks for sharing the link!!!!!!!

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    I would use teal for the borders on the first one. I really love the red one since red is my favorithe color. The border just sets it off. It doesn't look like it would be too hard. Probably getting the measurements just right would be the worst part for me. I think I could do it. Both are very pretty.

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    I vote for the teal for border. Very pretty! Want to try this one soon!
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    I think I would use the yellow but it's all a matter of your taste. I love it though! Make sure to post pictures when your finished!
    Kelly

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    Your piecing is perfect, what a wonderful job you are doing.
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    Maybe a smaller teal border, larger yellow/orange border and teal binding! I like your color selections!

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    I'd be tempted to do a small border of one of your colors (teal is my favorite, but whatever is yours) and then try to find another fabric --with both colors--for a wider border. It's really nice though.

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    Beautiful quilt! The carpenter's star is one of my favorites.

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    Great... the second one is my favorite.

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    I like the teal boarder.

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    Whatever you decide....please show us again!

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    very pretty!
    The red one is my favorite. I'm about half-way done with my MIL's for xmas.
    they are fun to make
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