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Thread: My FINISHED Star of Bethlehem

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    This was without a doubt the hardest quilt I have completed (my 6th overall). It was also my first attempt at FMQ. For those of you who were discussing the issues with LoneStar quilts and the extra/puckering material, I had the same problem with this one between the inner and outer stars (the gold where the "glow" is). It was that bad that I wouldn't have been able to quilt it correctly. Someone on here suggested I block the top. So I wet the top in the bath tub, ran it through the spin cycle in the washer to get out extra water and then pinned it to our big braided rug. Worked like a charm and kept its shape after washing the finishing product. Let me know what you think and thanks in advance for looking:)

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    You did an AWESOME job!!

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    I like this. I have made more than 6 quilts, but I do not feel like I could tackle something this complex!

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    Beautiful work. You have a right to be proud!

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    Wow, what a stunning quilt. I must get in and try one of these. My pucker fears have been put to rest:) You pulled this one off beautifully. :)

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    Beautiful!
    Lone star, Broken stars, etc intimidate the pants off me :cry:

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    gorgeous :)

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    I absolutely love this~ you tackled it! It look so big and beautiful.
    thanks for sharing this with us, it is a true beauty!
    Enjoy!

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    Your quilt is wonderful! And, I am particularly impressed given it's only your 6th. Congrats!

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    Absolutely fantastic! When I grow up (as a quilter) I'm definitely going to do one!

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    Wonderful quilt and you did a superb job on the quilting.

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    This quilt is absolutely gorgeous. You should be very proud of yourself for this accomplishment!

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    Beautiful, beautiful! Great colors- your quilting looks awesome!

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    absolutely beautiful, great job

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    beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayma
    I like this. I have made more than 6 quilts, but I do not feel like I could tackle something this complex!
    Ditto for me! I'm still sticking to squares, rectangles and some triangles! Your star is really gorgeous. Great job!

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    Wow! If you don't tell anyone that you had a problem they would never be able to guess. That is a gorgeous quilt and amazing that it is only your 6th! Great job.

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    Holy smokes! Your quilt is fabulous!
    Maureen

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    Beautiful quilt, great job.

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    wonderful job

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    Beautiful, love the colors and the quilting is perfect.

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    a Beautiful quilt-you are a natural

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    You are braver than I, I really want to do this pattern and I'm scared to try. This is just beautiful!!

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    Absolutely Amazing-Your 6th Quilt-you do superb work. Something here to be very proud of.

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    Thats incredible. Don't think I will ever be that good

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