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    Morning Star Quilt

    A friend hosted a Metis Quilter who was teaching the Morning Star Blanket. Yes, it is a quilt, but in her First Nation tradition it is called a blanket. Two days of bias and Y-seams, but I have a lovely top. It will be a gift for a friend who turns 50 in April and loves pink. I probably will add one more set of borders as it is only about 50 inches square now.

    I have no idea why it is posting sideways, but you can see the whole quilt. I did not have quite enough of the b[ink for the border, so used cornerstones for the first time. I was happy that the centre star is quite flat and many of my points look ok.

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    very nice, I don't think I ever will want to do Y seam piecing so I am impressed with yours.

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    Very pretty quilt for your friend's birthday. All of the elements look lovely together.

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    nicely done
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    ​Pretty star!

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    Great Work!!! I don't have the patients to do Y seams, or else I'm too slow to catch on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    I was happy that the centre star is quite flat and many of my points look ok.
    ..and the directional print that you used is nicely placed. wonderful quilt. my favorite star pattern to do ..you have done fabulously! KUDOS!
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    That is beautiful! Wow, you had a challenge and did a wonderful job!

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    It looks great, and I like your idea of the pink for the border- let us see it again, when you finish----pleez!
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    lovely colors in you quilt, nice job~

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    Looks fantastic, you friend will love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    A friend hosted a Metis Quilter who was teaching the Morning Star Blanket. Yes, it is a quilt, but in her First Nation tradition it is called a blanket.
    i have to thank you
    ...for sharing your quilt ..it's wonderful
    ...i was unfamiliar with the term metis quilter, tho as a part cherokee, i have always had strong interest in native american studies. i love the canadian manor of saying "first nation" ...so much more correctly describes my forefathers and others. and now i love the canadian way of saying metis ..instead of half breed, or 'breed' as my grfather was referred to. so thank you for a lovely few hours researching 'metis'.
    ...and i have always admired and loved looking at the star quilts of the dakota sioux & am familiar with their use of the term 'blanket' for their fabulous creations.
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    lovely quilt
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    Beautiful star.
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    I'm with you love to sew. Y-seams scare me.

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    Looks very nice.

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    Wow! Your points look great, good job on those Y-seams!

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    Nice morning star quilt.
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    Wow, your colors are amazing. Beautiful quilt.
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    great job--that is one I have always wanted to make but I'm intimidated by all those Y seams.

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    Beautiful Center! I love the Morningstar name. It will be a treasure!
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    You've done lovely work on this quilt. Once you've learned a new technique from a good teacher, it isn't scary anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    A friend hosted a Metis Quilter who was teaching the Morning Star Blanket. Yes, it is a quilt, but in her First Nation tradition it is called a blanket. Two days of bias and Y-seams, but I have a lovely top. It will be a gift for a friend who turns 50 in April and loves pink. I probably will add one more set of borders as it is only about 50 inches square now.

    I have no idea why it is posting sideways, but you can see the whole quilt. I did not have quite enough of the b[ink for the border, so used cornerstones for the first time. I was happy that the centre star is quite flat and many of my points look ok.

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    Is this a pattern that is available to order on line somewhere? I am a longarm quilter and I work at a Dakota community and have many Dakota friends and coworkers. Through these peers, I also have quilted many Dakota Star Quilts. However, this Star Blanket is a little different and I love it. I would like to order the pattern.

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    Nicely done!
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