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Thread: Gosh, this thing took me an hour! First star block!

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    Senior Member tortoisethreads's Avatar
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    It's my first one and yes, it's a little wonky. It took me forever to cut the pieces and sew them. Ugh, I want to make an entire quilt of these things!
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    Looks good!! As you work on them you will get faster and more accurate, because you will know what you have to do and what you should avoid!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Looks good!! As you work on them you will get faster and more accurate, because you will know what you have to do and what you should avoid!!
    Amen!

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    If you learn the half square triangle technique or a flying geese technique, it will go faster, too. I'm sure there are a number of postings related to these two techniques on this forum. If you can't find them, PM me and I will print off the instructions for you. I just started last year quilting and this was one of the first blocks we did in a sampler quilt.

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    Senior Member tortoisethreads's Avatar
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    Thanks, I did a google search and found a few other ways of doing these! Hopefully I will get better, I really want to do a Civil War repro using these stars!

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    Congratulations on you new star block. It sure is nice. By the way, nice pic at the beach!

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    Great job, as The first block :-D and this sit
    http://www.quilterscache.com
    will help u a lot
    http://www.quilterscache.com/A/AntiqueTileBlock.html
    This is what I save earlier. What happened to the sit :hunf:

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    It looks very nice!

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    Your left side is a little off. That's what's pulling it into "wonky" state. Other than that, you're on to a good start. Like the colors - the quilt will be pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Your left side is a little off. That's what's pulling it into "wonky" state. Other than that, you're on to a good start. Like the colors - the quilt will be pretty.
    Yeah, using a 1/4" foot will help you keep your seams consistent, and you'll not have as much wonkiness. Quilerscache.com, by the way, is a great site!!! Love your first block!!!

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    You did a wonderful job on your first block. After a few more, you will be whipping them out :D:D:D

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    Love the colors, nice job.

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    Love your colors and block.
    I am a new quilter and everything seems to take me long too. Check this out for a quick way to me the flying geese part.

    http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf

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    You did a nice job. I have one suggestion..when you are at the end of the pieces of fabric that you are sewing together..use a wooden skewer or a seam ripper to guide the fabric in. When you are at the end..sometimes the fabric shifts a little and you won't get a true 1/4 inch seam. The fabric seems to veer off course a little. You will get faster and more confident as you make your blocks. Keep us up to date with your progress. Love that you share the block with us.

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    I think you did absolutely fantastic for only an hour!!! I need to practice more because I see to go sooo slow...

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    That looks great. They get easier the more you do them. Your block is great and that will be an awesome quilt. Keep it up.

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    cute

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    An hour. Seems like excellent progress to me.

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    You will learn little tricks as you go along. The 2nd one will go faster. You did a great job on your first try.

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