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Old 04-23-2018, 10:02 AM
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Default Feathered Star Stack and Whack Style

I try to learn something from every quilt I have done. Well, this is in spades. And probably not what you are thinking. Those pesky 1.5 HST in the outer border were the source of my headaches, not the feathered part. What I learned was to baste the edges and spray with water to take out the fullness of the bias, which I hadn't done, but will in the future. Never had a problem with that before but it was waving in the breeze after I measured and cut the final border to length. Then the panic set in, what to do with all this extra fabric because it had fit the border I had attached it to. I used three different methods of constructing HSTs and trimmed them all down with the Bloc Loc Ruler, which has paid for itself many times over. (Our guild challenge is to use Teresa Down Under's method of creating 48 HST at a time). I also used the pattern's author, Martha McCloskey's method for the center ones and trimmed them. I also experimented with two different shades of background fabric and I think that worked out well. Also used the S&W method for making the LeMoyne Stars and the fans in one of the borders. Then I used a fan in the corner made by the same method. The last picture is of the original fabric. If you want to make a feathered star, I highly recommend this pattern. Fits together like a glove especially where a lot of points meet.[ATTACH=CONFIG]593443[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]593444[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]593445[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]593446[/ATTACH]
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:06 AM
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That is one beautiful quilt. love your work. well done!!
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:32 AM
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nicely done
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:22 AM
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Very, very pretty! The fabric is perfect for the stack & whack method you've used with this pattern. Your finished quilt is gorgeous and I think you should send a picture of it to Marsha McCloskey as I'm sure she'd be delighted to see your version

Great job!

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Old 04-23-2018, 11:24 AM
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Gorgeous! Beautiful colors...the whole thing looks very challenging, but you mastered it :-)
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:47 AM
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​Lovely quilt!
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:01 PM
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Positively exquisite! You work magic with the S&W technique. I agree with Christine (TheMerkleFamily) that you should send a pic to Marsha McClosky along with your kind compliment about her pattern. I bet she will be intrigued by you upping the game by utilizing your fabric repeats in the design and giving those stars the kaleidoscope effect that your twist on S&W does.


I am also continually impressed by your vision for fabrics and how well they will work in S&W
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:14 PM
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Ohmyword! This is gorgeous! So creative. Yes, I am sure Marsha would love to see this. Your feathered star, s&w stars, fans.....it’s all perfect! And I can only imagine the challenge those tiny triangles presented.
Congrats on a beautiful quilt.
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wonderful job on your quilt! but where on earth did you find this gorgeous fabric?
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The fans in the corner are great
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