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Thread: Mini Lone Star - finished top!

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    Mini Lone Star - finished top!

    I struggled with this one! The lone star diamonds and mosaic tile inner border are all 1/4" finished size. I was originally going to border it with a plain border using the darker gold in the lone star points, but when I found this fabric this weekend I just had to do it. I've always wanted to miter a symmetrical border and I think I did a pretty good job, not perfect, but not bad. I *might* try to fix the one corner that is a little off. Right now I have a blistering head-ache so it's not a good time to tackle it! Currently the piece measures 25" square. I might trim it down 3/4" on all sides to get it to 24" (finished with binding). Will see how the borders look trimmed down, I don't want to trim into the border pattern. The lone star was paper pieced using the book "Little Lone Star Quilts" by Lorraine Olsen (a really neat and slightly different way to paper piece - but I suggest using very thin paper if you are going to try it), the rest of it is just me. Just need to figure out how I'm going to quilt it now!! One pic of the whole top, and another with a dollar bill for size relation. Thanks for looking!
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    Oh my heavens, there are just not words for how wonderful that is.
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    WOW!! Such tiny pieces!!! Beautiful!


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    WOW oh WOW, I sure wouldn't cut anything off. Your binding might get into that oh so lovey border.
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    How wonderful and how difficult it must have been. I hope it's for you.

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    It's beautiful. I wouldn't change a thing. Great job.

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    Beautiful!

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    WOW - Just beautiful, great job
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    This is Awesome so awesome I just went and ordered the book on Amazon

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    That is gorgeous! Great job!!

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    I love the star and the border but I must be seeing things - where did you get that great big dollar bill??? LOL
    that is a beautiful miniature. Good for you to stick with it and make it yours!
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    What a fantastic quilt! Your pieceing in impeccable. I'm not sure what I am more impressed with--the Lone Star or those borders. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueSew View Post
    but I must be seeing things - where did you get that great big dollar bill???
    Drat! She's on to my little tricks!
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    WOW beautiful.

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    So beautiful - what about a scallop border using the pattern that is there? It is gorgeous just like it is.
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    Wow, very beautiful.

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    Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful--I would leave the border just like it is, if it were mine.
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    Amazing and I hope you are proud of this accomplishment Coz it is breathtaking!
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    Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!
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    WOW ! beautiful -- I think I'd go crazy !

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    Outstanding-absolutely beautiful
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    So beautiful - what about a scallop border using the pattern that is there? It is gorgeous just like it is.

    Ooooh!! I like that idea!!! If I do it (and I probably will), it will by my first scalloped border. It will go along with other *firsts* in this quilt - first lone star, first mosaic border, first border entirely of 1/4" finished pieces, and first mitered symmetrical patterned fabric. Have a few other firsts planned for the quilting too

    Thanks for the idea!!
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    Wow...this is beautiful! Can't imagine why you have a headache!! Your work is awesome...thanks for sharing.
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    That is so pretty. I don't think I could ever work with something so tiny!
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