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Thread: FInished project ..for a local school auction..hurray used more scraps!

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    This last week I made a table runner, 4 placemats and 4 napkins for a local school auction. ( just finished today)
    These blocks were actually blocks I was going to throw away..but decided to put them in a table runner to donate b/c unless you are a quilter you wont see that they don't match up! I used scraps to make everything...

    I actually took a class where the lady was teaching this block ..but didn't have the right dimensions ( that is why none of the blocks lined up so I put the sashing and cornerstone in the middle to hide the imperfections some) and none of us know the name of this block..if any of you know what it is or where I can find it ..that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking!

    This is the table runner I donated to the school auction today.
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    This is the placemats..of course all napkins and placemats were different because they were scraps..but I forgot to take a picture and then called the gal I gave them to --to send me the pictures of them..hehe...so I don't think this is the prettiest one..but hey they are perfect gifts! I also made a gift bag for all of it to go in ..for shopping..didn't get a picture of that..I hope it helps the school.

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    Very pretty and a great use of your scraps and orphan blocks :D :D :D

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    Nice work. I love the runner.

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    I love your sashings and corner stone in the middle of your "off" blocks! Genius!

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    What a GREAT idea! May have to borrow your idea for our school!

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    great idea and that was very nice of youto donate them! I have been wanting to make placemats and napkins but never thought to use my scraps :shock: thanx for the motivation :D

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    What a great idea. I am sure they will be loved by the recipient!!!

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    what A nice way to use your scraps

    i think the pattern is a BRACED STAR still looking to verify which variation it is from

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    These are great fabrics, and anybody would be over the moon to have these things...slurp! great job charismah! :D

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    They are wonderful. Hope they bring $$$$ at the auction.

    What a great idea. I love it when people find a use for orphan blocks.

    ranger

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey
    what A nice way to use your scraps

    i think the pattern is a BRACED STAR still looking to verify which variation it is from
    Thanks I will try to look that up! I love the block but need the right specs on it so I can make it properly--these were so off and and didn't match up--hard to quilt once i got them in runner as well...


    Thanks to everyone!

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    I love them. Very nice

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    amma has EQ5 she might be able to give you the correct name and instructions

    we are still trying to find exact pattern

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    Those are all very pretty. Hope they raise lots of money.

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    They look great. Hope they bring in lots of money!

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    Good job!
    Your pattern almost looks like nosegay, doesn't it? or Tulip something ... or ... someone was trying to sell you a new ruler? (I am such a cynic! LOL)
    The question about the title of the block is an interesting one, though, because how DOES one go about finding the name of a quilt block?
    I mean! I have books with THOUSAND blocks and not all the blocks are in there, and look at Quilter's Cache ... has anyone ever known how many blocks Marcia Hohn has provided from both traditional, historical and her OWN design?
    Maybe a hint as in: It is x-amount of squares by x-amount of squares ... or looking under quarter square patterns?
    I am not a very good researcher ... but, sometimes, I can point people in the direction they can go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Good job!
    Your pattern almost looks like nosegay, doesn't it? or Tulip something ... or ... someone was trying to sell you a new ruler? (I am such a cynic! LOL)
    The question about the title of the block is an interesting one, though, because how DOES one go about finding the name of a quilt block?
    I mean! I have books with THOUSAND blocks and not all the blocks are in there, and look at Quilter's Cache ... has anyone ever known how many blocks Marcia Hohn has provided from both traditional, historical and her OWN design?
    Maybe a hint as in: It is x-amount of squares by x-amount of squares ... or looking under quarter square patterns?
    I am not a very good researcher ... but, sometimes, I can point people in the direction they can go!
    Well it was a block Thelma from the quilt shop had made years ago but nothing matches up--someone said earlier in the post that it is a braced star....and that is very close..although a bit different...anyway..I just thought of someone recognized it I could get the pattern in some way because I love it if it works...otherwise I will just use the braced star pattern.

    thanks for helping though.....

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    Have you checked in Eleanor Burns' book "Stars Across America"?
    and, I am thinking ... maybe in that GRandma's Big Book of Blocks I might find it ... I will go look before I go to bed, and if I find something in my stuff, I will bring it in to the shop tomorrow ... then, we will share it with the board ... then LOTS of people will know what you know! LOL

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    YEs--I have Stars Across America..I love that book--I just made a block swap star out of that one...no it was from a book years ago that she had..and she got rid of it somehow.....Cindy have been trying to figure out the block and maybe making a paper peicing pattern from it....but we are struggling....I have a peice of one of thelma's patches..I can bring in tomorrow.

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    Omak,
    I am wondering if you have a book with doll quilts patterns? While you are looking through things?? I just need a few names ( authors) I can look at the store or order one...I currently only have one pattern...although I could make some sketches of my own?? The only one I have currently is a christmas one..which would be fine for my December one...but looking to expand. thanks! Did I tell you how much I love this board?? OR can you tell because I am on here all the time! :oops: :mrgreen:

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    Your projects have turned out
    great!! :D Here's hoping they
    bring in a lot of $$$$ for the
    school. Nice work!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Very nice. Great colors. I would hope to win them at an auction.

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    I Likey! Nice job, never thought of making napkins too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    Omak,
    I am wondering if you have a book with doll quilts patterns? While you are looking through things?? I just need a few names ( authors) I can look at the store or order one...I currently only have one pattern...although I could make some sketches of my own?? The only one I have currently is a christmas one..which would be fine for my December one...but looking to expand. thanks! Did I tell you how much I love this board?? OR can you tell because I am on here all the time! :oops: :mrgreen:
    I am so glad you found your way here!
    This is an exceptional board, to say the least!
    No, I don't have any books on making doll quilts, though there is a book here that shows up on the pages of the doll quilt swaps, created by one of the quilters on this board, no less!
    A DQ is an excellent opportunity to practice new blocks and techniques. If I happen to find one before I hit the rack in the next few minutes, I will pm you the contact information ...

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