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Thread: "Oh, My Stars!!"

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    Super Member RobertaMarie's Avatar
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    "Oh, My Stars!!"

    I started this quilt top using fabrics from my scraps (stash) and was inspired by a post on the board here showing how to do a Carpenter Star using half-square triangles. I thought, "I can do that", so I drug out my Thangles*, my scraps and started making the HST. Then I put them on the design wall, and they looked okay, I sewed them together and liked it enough to make it bigger and came up with the rows of stars on top and bottom. Found some red fabric wanting to be used, so I put borders on it, and discovered the red really wanted to bleed when wet, so I took them off, washed the fabric in Syntropol* and sewed them back on. Whew! I didn't have enough fabric to make a backing, so off to the LQS, bought backing and finished it up, only to discover I couldn't hand quilt, because I couldn't see the tread. Took it to a Long Arm quilter and got it done. My dear aunt saw a picture and requested it for her grand daughter, so right after the quilt show at the end of January, it goes to my aunt for gifting to Monica. I had fun (and frustration) doing it, but I like it and hope she does too.
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    Lovely quilt!
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    Beautiful! I really like the combo of the large motif with the smaller ones!

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    Beautiful, I love it. Thanks for sharing

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    ah... ms robertamarie. interpretation very smooth! it's gorgeous! i'm glad the tut helped you!
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    Very pretty!

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    Wow! I love it!
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    Inspirational. What a fun adventure that has been for you.

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    That's really nice. I like seeing the progression of the three pictures. Isn't it amazing how different a quilt looks after it's quilted. good job~

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    love your quilt...looks great!!

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    I love your quilt. It's beautiful. Love the colors.

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    very nice! love the carpenter star.

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    Wow! That is so pretty.....love it!

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    Very nice, love the extra stars.........makes a great design

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    I really like it. The smaller stars set off the center so beautifully and that red fabric makes the blue seem even more vibrant. A wonderful job and the quilt is sure to please the lucky one who receives it. Glad you figured out a solution to the bleeding fabric, cause that red really makes it pop! Gorgeous!
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    I love the waves of the quilting too.

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    Pretty quilt! Great job!
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    Every quilt is an adventure ;-) I love that blue background fabric. Nice job.
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    Simply gorgeous! Love the story, too. Congrats on a job well done!


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    beautiful quilt recipient will fall in love with it.
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    Really came out nice. Great job.

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    Very pretty.

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    Very beautiful, I just love it.
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    What a wonferfully patriotic quilt! Kudos!
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    Very pretty!
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