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Thread: French braid with star blocks

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    Question French braid with star blocks

    Hi Quilters,

    I saw a picture of a quilt that was done in "French Braid" however, in the braid middle it had star blocks. It was really cool (us oldies know what cool means).

    Does anyone know where I can get a pattern for that or a book it was in. Thanks, Bevster

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    bevster,
    I did one years ago and you can just use any star block in the size square that you need. If I can't post my pic in this thread I'll start another!
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    That is beautiful. Well done!

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    Just beautiful!!

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    WOW!! Reminds me of a stained glass window.
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    Looks like star blocks made the size of the French braid and set on point and then the french braid to continue the strips.
    Haven't seen the pattern but that's what it looks like to me. Hope this helps.

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    Same basic process as the table topper at www.quiltbug.com
    You can do whatever you want in the square. I've seen some nice applique done too.

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    I love that, if you find a source for the pattern please let us know.

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    That is beautiful.

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    That is a lovely french braid quilt.
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    I love it. I've been wanted to do a french braid myself. I got all the fabric for a cute runner, even started it but I never finished it. :-( Perhaps now I'll pick it back up.

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    I love that design! The one in blue - looks like snowflakes. Just gorgeous.

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    very nice.....

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    Beautiful quilt.
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    Well done! Beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr View Post
    WOW!! Reminds me of a stained glass window.
    Me, too... a stained window looking out on a snowy winter's night. I love it! It's gorgeous!
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    Wow, I love it with the star block! I would love to put a paper-pieced star in!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by greencat View Post
    bevster,
    I did one years ago and you can just use any star block in the size square that you need. If I can't post my pic in this thread I'll start another!
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    great idea with that star!!!
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    I absolutely love this.

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    Very pretty with the star!

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    Beautful!! So much fun to do a star in the middle.
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    Gorgeous quilt! Is this a pattern of yours?
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    OH that is such a pretty quilt. One more for my to do list.
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    That quilt is just beautiful!

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    That is beautiful! In my French Braid Quilts book, most of the center squares are 8-3/8". Based on the experience from the French Braids that I have done, I don't see any reason why you couldn't start with an 8" or 8-1/2" square and work out from that. You should be able to do any style of block. I agree that the one in the pic here looks like a snowflake...very pretty!
    Last edited by katier825; 08-18-2012 at 06:45 AM.

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