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    Question Need help identifying pattern - please

    Can someone tell me what pattern this is or how it is done? I think it is exquisite and I can sort of see how it is done, but I've been trying to make a test pattern without success. Thanks!
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    I wish I could help you as some have helped me out so quickly, but I am afraid I can't. I would agree that this is a lovely pattern and would make a beautiful project. I am sure someone will be able soon to give you an answer.

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    The diagonal cuts are made in different directions.

    You can cut the two squares into triangles and sew them back together (the A to A and B to B).

    Or you can sew the two squares together in the usual method of making HST blocks
    first square, right side up, yellow, orange purple
    Second square, right side down, purple, orange, yellow.

    You have to make sure the middle seam, between the orange and yellow, are nested so they match up nicely when you sew and cut them apart.

    You use the same method for the orange and blue HST blocks (background squares) - just check your orientation when either cutting the diagonals, or placing two squares together.

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    It looks like strip sets in two different colours and then sliced on the 45 and stitched together together to create the "star" from one colour set and the "background" from the other colour set rotating the stripes to offset the same fabrics. Does this make any sense? Hopefully someone can explain it clearer, I know exactly what I am saying but it doesn't sound to clear typed out, I apologize.
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    MTS has explained much better :-)
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    very pretty.. I think mts has it! try her method and show us.
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    Thanks!! I will try it and post photos. Just one more question - how wide are the strips - 3"-2"-2" maybe?

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    This is wonderful. I am so appreciative of the helpfulness of board members. this block is lovely as well.TQUOTE=MTS;5756583]Name:  stripedstar1.JPG
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    The diagonal cuts are made in different directions.

    You can cut the two squares into triangles and sew them back together (the A to A and B to B).

    Or you can sew the two squares together in the usual method of making HST blocks
    first square, right side up, yellow, orange purple
    Second square, right side down, purple, orange, yellow.

    You have to make sure the middle seam, between the orange and yellow, are nested so they match up nicely when you sew and cut them apart.

    You use the same method for the orange and blue HST blocks (background squares) - just check your orientation when either cutting the diagonals, or placing two squares together.[/QUOTE]
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    I'm so pleased MTS came up with the answer. it's a lovely block and has given me idea's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laralea View Post
    Thanks!! I will try it and post photos. Just one more question - how wide are the strips - 3"-2"-2" maybe?
    It appears to me that the two narrower stripes equal the wider stripe, i.e. 4" - 2" - 2"
    The diagram is great! Thanks!
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    It is a beautiful block and thanks to the instructions given by MTS I may try it out soon!

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    a great explanation
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    I was thinking of strip piecing like MamaBear said. It would much simpler to sew the 3 colors into strips and then cut triangles. You could make whatever size you wanted the blocks to be. I'm not good at explanations either but it looks simple enough to me.

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    that is stunning!!

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    I am working on one similar. Called Starwheels. I will attach picture. I did have to change the pattern a bit , it called for trapezoids and sewing Y seems was way to difficult for me.
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    I saw something similar to that on E-Quilt patterns...It was a stain glass pattern...really pretty block...
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    Just found this. http://www.ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk/M...oss_Block.html It's called magic Cross

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    This is a really interesting quilt. Thanks, MTS, for the explanation and diagram.

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    Oh that's a beautiful block! It would make a stunning quilt!! Keep us posted on your progress??
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    Look carefully at the picture, though. The hst are always going in the same direction or even put together the same way. I'd label the different ways some of the blocks are sewn together (block A, block B, and so on) then figure out how many of each you need. Every time I tried, I got confused, so you might want to print a picture that you can write on. That would have helped me. Let us know if you figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
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    The diagonal cuts are made in different directions.

    You can cut the two squares into triangles and sew them back together (the A to A and B to B).

    Or you can sew the two squares together in the usual method of making HST blocks
    first square, right side up, yellow, orange purple
    Second square, right side down, purple, orange, yellow.

    You have to make sure the middle seam, between the orange and yellow, are nested so they match up nicely when you sew and cut them apart.

    You use the same method for the orange and blue HST blocks (background squares) - just check your orientation when either cutting the diagonals, or placing two squares together.
    What am I missing here?? The only one I see is your 'B' on the right side of your diagram. It is just turned different ways. I don't see where the other pieces fit at all???

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    Quote Originally Posted by be a quilter View Post
    What am I missing here?? The only one I see is your 'B' on the right side of your diagram. It is just turned different ways. I don't see where the other pieces fit at all???
    I agree, the A side of the right block would be the backing in another colorway.
    Maybe you make 2 sets and intermingle the blocks for 2 finished blocks.???????????????
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    Using the measurements of 4, 2, 2, would give you a 32" block.
    Using the measurements of 2, 1, 1, would give you a 16" bock.
    In either case you would make 16 blocks of the star color and 16 of the background color then cut in half diagonally and use half for one block and the other half for another block. 2 finished blocks like the top picture.
    It's very pretty.
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    Love this.Can't wait to try it.

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    make a block using 3 strips: 1 is 1/2 the block + 1/4" seam....the next 2 are 1/4 of the block adding 1/2" seam
    cut them in 1/2 diagonally....arrange to make the pattern shown.
    or is it 4 strips, each 1/4 of the total width???can't quite tell.
    the block, if using 4 same size strips would be the 'Fence Row"....then cut in 1/2 diagonally.
    enjoyed reading this site..love to sew. quilted for 47 yrs and still love it & learning new ideas

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