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Thread: Carpenter's Star for a friend

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    That is beautiful. Love seeing all the carpenters star out of different fabric.

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    What a nice thing for you to do!
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    Your story of love and friendship is as beautiful as your quilt. I am sure it will be cherished!
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    Very kind of you to think of him. He will love your beautiful quilt.
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    Lovely quilt and gesture. It will bring him joy.

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    I love to hear the thought process and caring that goes into making a special quilt for someone. Nice Carpenter Star.
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    Beautiful.
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    He'll love this! Beautiful quilt and I love your fabrics!
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    So beautiful!!!!

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    The colors will brighten up his days, beautiful!

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    WOW! This is beautiful!

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    How nice of you to do this.
    I love your color selections..
    From your post he deserves this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM View Post
    The father in law of a friend of mine recently had a stroke. I decided to make him a lap quilt. Unfortunately, I had a lot of delays in the process, but it is finally done and ready for delivery. The older gentleman is still a hard working man and loving to his kids, grandkids and great grand kids. He has done a lot of masonry around our town, but I decided not to do the Mason's star.
    This is beautiful, what size blocks did you use to make it this large? i would love to do one this size.
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    Love your color selections! Great quilt I'm sure the entire family of the recipient will enjoy!

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    Very nice!

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    BEAUTIFUL job ....LOVE the chickens !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM View Post
    The father in law of a friend of mine recently had a stroke. I decided to make him a lap quilt. Unfortunately, I had a lot of delays in the process, but it is finally done and ready for delivery. The older gentleman is still a hard working man and loving to his kids, grandkids and great grand kids. He has done a lot of masonry around our town, but I decided not to do the Mason's star.
    That is a beautiful quilt! I have been looking for that pattern for a really long time. Where can I get it?
    Thanks!

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    Very pretty - love the pattern.
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    Awesome quilt, really lookds 3D. Thanks for sharing.

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    I Love your Carpenter's Star - one of my favorites. You did a terrific job.
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    Thank you all.
    Several people on this thread and others have asked questions on enlarging patterns. With a pattern that is based on HSTs, like this one, the math is relatively simple. I wanted a 40" wide quilt. There are 10 subunits going across the quilt, so each finished HST should be 4". I cut squares of 5" for every HST (giving myself 1/8" for trimming).

    I have done the same thing with a sawtooth star, but I worked my math in the other direction. My fabric was 40" wide (excluding the selvedges), so I cut 10" squares for my subunits, resulting in 9" HST's. By adding a 2 1/2" (cut at 3") border, I have a 41" wide quilt, so I used a 41" backing, with no piecing. Since I am using 45x54" batting, I added an inner border on the top and bottom, making the finished shape I wanted.

    The idea is to break your about to be supersized block down into equal subunits and work from there.

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    I'm impressed. I love it. Its gorgeous.
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    Very pretty. I'm sure your friend will love it.

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    That is a beautiful quilt and you did such a nice job. Thanks for sharing.
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    I love this! Someday I'll dare to try this pattern!
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