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Thread: Found something to do with some Compass Star blocks

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    Found something to do with some Compass Star blocks

    I made these blocks some time ago just using odds and ends of fabric stash. No idea what I was going to do with them in the end, just liked the blocks. I was browsing online on the Amish quilt site and POW... saw this Maritime Stars quilt. I figured it up in EQ7 last night, very simple to do but beautiful. I'm not sure how many blocks I have done but it only takes 9 of them. I wouldn't use the one with the green rays in the corner as it wouldn't look right on the field of black background.
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    Ohhhhhhh I love your quilt very striking the black just makes everything pop. Made me think of the galaxy.

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    That is beautiful!!!!

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    Its going to be beautiful , keep us posted on your progress.

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    very nicely done
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    wow what striking colours....
    nice nice

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    That is gorgeous. Please tell me it is paper pieced and that the pattern is available. Thanks

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    That is going to be beautiful! I did a quilt this year with tiny 9 patch cornerstone in the sashing and some crazy person used a directional print fabric too. All I can say is have fun with the 9 patches and striped sashing.....and use fabrics that are NOT directional!

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    Wow that is Awesome,
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    I bet this will be stunning when done...please post!

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    Gorgeous quilt and your blocks are perfect!
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    nice quilt love the colors keep us posted

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    Wink

    The compass stars are from the book "Mariner's Compass Stars" by Carol Doak and they are paper pieced, the book comes with a CD. The quilt pattern is in Stellar Quilts by Judy Martin. It has much more complicated stars that I wouldn't want to do but, any star will do.

    If I make four 8", simpler stars, for the smaller areas I will only need to make 2 more of the 12" complicated ones (2 more because I don't want to use one that is already made).

    Looks like I have something to work on today.
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    Dang... I just put the CD in from the book to select some stars and it won't install on my new laptop. It says the version is not compatible and contact the software vendor about a 64-bit version. I have an old PC that could use it but it is so old and slow that I have problems even doing anything on it.

    Never mind!! I went to the web site and it had diretions on how to install on Windows 7! Have to run the setup.exe manually, autorun won't work.
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    Wow, that is really pretty!!!

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    Just beautiful. You did a great job. BrendaK
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    I agree with everyone else gorgeous! Please post pics when done!

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    Very nice! You always come up with the coolest designs!

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    I just ordered two Jinny Beyer fabrics for the sashing/borders. I believe that most of the fabrics in the stars are Jinny Beyer.

    Got all of the sheets printed for the middle stars and the corner stars, found the yardage of jet black Bella Solids and the box with the other stars and fabric. It's lunch time and I'm hungry!
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    Thank you so much for your reply and information. Mariners compass is one of my favorites but until I learned that they could be paper pieced I didn't think it was possible.
    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam View Post
    The compass stars are from the book "Mariner's Compass Stars" by Carol Doak and they are paper pieced, the book comes with a CD. The quilt pattern is in Stellar Quilts by Judy Martin. It has much more complicated stars that I wouldn't want to do but, any star will do.

    If I make four 8", simpler stars, for the smaller areas I will only need to make 2 more of the 12" complicated ones (2 more because I don't want to use one that is already made).

    Looks like I have something to work on today.

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    Absolutely spectacular

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    Gorgeous!!! Well done!!
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    This is going to be absolutely stunning. Looking forward to seeing it when finished. Just love black as background (my fav color.)
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    That will be a gorgeous quilt!

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    Very pretty..

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