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Thread: Makayla's Star - Fun, Easy, and Bold!

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    Makayla's Star - Fun, Easy, and Bold!

    Our youngest granddaughter Makayla will be 12 this coming November and is extremely interested in the universe, stars, planets, etc, (Maybe a budding astronaut? Time will tell.) so thought I'd make her a quilt for Christmas. Her favorite color is red, and I found ALL this fabric in MY STASH! Yippee! The star was fun to make, using muslin as the "paper" for a paper-pieced style star. This is the pattern and instructions I used if anyone is interested. The hardest part was in making the pattern, but not really difficult. I added batting behind the star's center to make it "pop" a little. If I had it to do again, I'd add two layers of batting instead of one behind the star center. I'll embroider her name on the center red area of one of the borders and maybe do something "special on the other red center border area, but for now, it's basically done and I can do the rest at a later date...like just before shipping it! lol

    http://croseprose.blogspot.com/2009/...-tutorial.html

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    NOW I can go play with my new Janome MC6600p! =D
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    WOW! That is a beautiful gift.
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    Great shading in your star! It seems to glow.

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    That is so unusual and so beautiful
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    That is really pretty. I love the colors too!
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    That is beautful!

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    nice star quilt.....

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    She is going to love it!
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    It's gorgeous!! She will really love it!

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    Beautiful ! love the colors so bright. I know she will really enjoy this gift.
    Have a Blessed & Prosperous Day !
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    Your quilt is awesome. I love the color combination.
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    Your star quilt is gorgeous! The colors are glowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen S View Post
    Our youngest granddaughter Makayla will be 12 this coming November and is extremely interested in the universe, stars, planets, etc, (Maybe a budding astronaut? Time will tell.) so thought I'd make her a quilt for Christmas. Her favorite color is red, and I found ALL this fabric in MY STASH! Yippee! The star was fun to make, using muslin as the "paper" for a paper-pieced style star. This is the pattern and instructions I used if anyone is interested. The hardest part was in making the pattern, but not really difficult. I added batting behind the star's center to make it "pop" a little. If I had it to do again, I'd add two layers of batting instead of one behind the star center. I'll embroider her name on the center red area of one of the borders and maybe do something "special on the other red center border area, but for now, it's basically done and I can do the rest at a later date...like just before shipping it! lol

    http://croseprose.blogspot.com/2009/...-tutorial.html

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    NOW I can go play with my new Janome MC6600p! =D

    fantastic use of color!
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    This is gorgeous! I know your granddaughter will love it. Thanks for the link.

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    Intriguing, never seen one like this! She'll love it!

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    Oooooh, this is so pretty! Love the brightness of this quilt
    God, Wonderful Family, Great Health, Awesome Friends, Quilting & Chocolates - - What more could a girl be blessed with!!

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    Very pretty! Your granddaughter will treasure this quilt forever.
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    oh my how nice, bet she loves it?

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    This is beautiful, I love the colors.
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    beautiful!!!!!
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    Beautiful! A star with bursting light! She will love this quilt!
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    Love it!!!!
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    She will love it. The colours are great!
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    Very pretty!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    OMGoodness....it's gorgeous!!! Love the colors
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