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Thread: Carpenter's Star

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    Cool Carpenter's Star

    I asked for help yesterday on this. I got it all cut, starched and laid out. I am proud of it so far. Piecing comes this after noon.
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    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    OH.... I really like that.

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    WOw, you are brave girl too do a carpenter's wheel. I have always loved that block, but scared to try one. Yours is so nice. Anxious to see more.

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    Very nice, cant wait to see it after completed.
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    It looks so pretty and beautiful work.

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    So beautiful. I really want to make one.

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    your colors are beautiful together -- be sure to post again as you get it together
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    That is going to be lovely! (And I love the quote on your signature line!!)
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    looks great! Can't wait to see it completed! Thanks for sharing.
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    That is really pretty!

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    Awesome - love the color combo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandypants View Post
    WOw, you are brave girl too do a carpenter's wheel. I have always loved that block, but scared to try one. Yours is so nice. Anxious to see more.
    It's just half-square triangles. It's nice to see it laid out so plainly showing the composition. Will watch for your photo when it's sewn together.
    Last edited by postal packin' mama; 01-13-2012 at 11:27 AM.

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    Very nice. I really like that color combination. Very earthy! And, as you can see, I love that layout.
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    Beautiful
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    It was really simple, mostly keeping up with each color combo. I used the pattern from here http://www.quiltfrog.com/fourhour.html The colors are off, used my phone, deep burgundy and a marbled brown, the backgorund is a off white batik. Thanks, I will say take the advise of the Wise Ladies of QB. I did my HST by the 2 9.5 squares and sewing around the sides then cutting diagonally twice. Oh my the bias edges.... Next one will be attempted by another method of HST. We always say measure twice and cut once, it should be: Post once, read all suggestions twice and then go back and read again. Experience far out weighs ease in the situation. But I have been very careful and lots of starch, so here's hoping piecing goes well. Thanks for the kudos!!
    Quote Originally Posted by sandypants View Post
    WOw, you are brave girl too do a carpenter's wheel. I have always loved that block, but scared to try one. Yours is so nice. Anxious to see more.
    Last edited by janceejan; 01-13-2012 at 01:20 PM. Reason: spelling
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    Love your Carpenter's Star in progress!! I am doing one also, and in similar colors!
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    like your colours, please post finished star

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    Nena, do you have it layed out wrong in the right bottom and top right? Someway, it looks like it isn't right. But, so pretty.

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    Pretty! You know, I never realized Carpenters Star/Wheel was all HST's!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I love the colors and I love the pattern. It goes together really fast. You are well on your way.
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    Nena, I'm all wrong. You're all right. I just looked at the pattern on another page and , Guess what I'm seeing wrong. So sorry

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    I love the colors! It's gonna be gorgeous : )
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    Pretty colors! Good job!

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    Very nice, can not wait to see it together!

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    Pretty. I like the colors.

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