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Thread: Need Help with this lone star

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    Super Member NorBanaquilts's Avatar
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    Help, I'm stuck. I've had this block laying around for about 2 years and I have no idea how I want to finish it off. Suggestions please.
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    If you don't want to make more, put on a binding and make it a wall hanging.
    Depending on the size, you could put it on a tote, or make it into your own Round Robin, you could even go 'Christmasy' with it.
    Add more green, red, and white blocks around it? Lots of possibilities, and it is a beauty, norbanaquilts :D

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    I agree with quiltincrazy.A pretty christmasy border and you would have a nice Christmas wallhanging. Its very pretty!

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    How large is the block?

    Clever way of seaming the white parts. That looks like it would make assembling the block much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    How large is the block?
    36"

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    You could put diamonds around the edge -

    You could use this as a center medallion for a larger quilt -

    You could put wide solid borders around the sides with a LeMoyne star in each corner -

    How large do you want to go? How much coordinating fabric do you have around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    You could put diamonds around the edge -

    You could use this as a center medallion for a larger quilt -

    You could put wide solid borders around the sides with a LeMoyne star in each corner -

    How large do you want to go? How much coordinating fabric do you have around?
    Size doesn't matter, I just want it out of the UFO pile.
    I'll have to go search the stash to see what I have to go with it.
    I don't quite understand what you meant by diamonds around the edge (I can be a little thick headed)

    Thanks everyone for all your help and ideas. I knew some brilliant mind on here will have the answer I'm searching for

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    It would make a nice Christmas wallhanging if you just want to finish it this size.
    Maybe a couple of borders??
    Beautiful star!!

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    Love your lonestar. It's a right of passage to have a lonestar UFO, isn't it? b/c I have one too :)
    I think you can do any number of things, but what ever you do, remember there's a lot of hard work in there. :) :) It's beautiful!!

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    This is what I seen for borders when I looked at your center...Your center is much more pretty than any that I looked at to play with.
    This is worked up to approx 90X90


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    So beautiful, I am envious! I think a solid border with a star in each corner.

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    Gorgeous! Is this block paper pieced?

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    Most everyone else seems to see Christmas when they look at your block, but I see a southwestern theme. It reminds me of the decoration on those string ties. Maybe you could add on to it in sand tones and turquois to create a desert quilt.

    Whatever you do with it, it deserves a life. That is one beautiful block.

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    You could put some tiny blocks with it and make a small lap quilt.

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    Sorry norbana, I thought the dark brown was a dark green until I downloaded your picture :oops: I need a new monitor :oops:

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    I just love your block!! :D It seems
    that there are many ways you could
    use it. Depending on weather you
    want a wall hanging or a quilt top.
    Good Luck finishing it. I will be watching
    to see your progress.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Amma I love you idea that you projected. Did you do this with EQ. Its just fabulous. A lot of work but I think that beautiful star deserves something special.

    Love Love love it.

    Elle

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    Norbana, what a beautiful block I love it, it deserves a wonderful border. i think I wouldhave to make it into a quilt regardless of how long it took, I loved Amma idea she showed.

    If you Google Lone star you will get some beautiful quilt ideas.

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzic46
    Gorgeous! Is this block paper pieced?
    no, I did it the hard way LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Sorry norbana, I thought the dark brown was a dark green until I downloaded your picture :oops: I need a new monitor :oops:
    Don't be sorry amma, I love what you came up with. I'm just not sure I could pull that off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Most everyone else seems to see Christmas when they look at your block, but I see a southwestern theme. It reminds me of the decoration on those string ties. Maybe you could add on to it in sand tones and turquois to create a desert quilt.
    Having just been in the southwest and falling in love with the awesome southwestern themed fabrics, I think that a desert theme would look beautiful. Course it is a beautiful star no matter which way you look at it!

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