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    Question and FYI triangles

    I was on youtube last night looking at stars, and came across this quilt in the background. The star I can make, but it's the sashing/block I was looking at. Has anyone seen it?

    Also, the triangle picture is showing them cut at different degrees. Thought you might want to see them together.
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    I think you can find the borders in the siminole quilts books. I think that some of them are paper pieced patterns.

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    Looks like paper piecedto me as well.
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    Depending upon how you look at that picture, there's either sashing or alternate blocks.
    The picture was taken at an angle and so it looks like the quilt is on point, but if you check out the moulding, and line up the blocks from there, it's just blocks with no sashing.

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    This is how I see it (with alternate blocks)

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    And this how I "think" you were seeing it, with sashing
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    And those alternate blocks look (to me) like they're made up of 4 blocks,
    -each with a LG in the corner,
    -wide beige outer logs,
    -and two opposing corners (adjacent to the LC corner) are snowballed (that's the method I'd use) with 2 or 3 fabrics.

    The four blocks are then joined to create the larger alternate block.
    I'd draft it for you but I don't have time now.
    Maybe later.

    Nicely done.
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    I'm pretty sure the pattern is Eldon by Edyta Sitar. I bought it quite awhile ago but it is at a friends house so I can't look at the pattern. If I remember right there is a template you use. Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fxsts93kf View Post
    I'm pretty sure the pattern is Eldon by Edyta Sitar.
    http://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/S...ges/EldonL.jpg

    And so it is - this picture is much clearer and I can see now that those are log cabins in the corners as well (the photo in the op looked like stripes).

    The pattern talks about hexagons (I see octagons but no hexagons)- she used a really good background fabric so it's hard to see the seam lines.
    But I'm going to try to break it out....
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    You can see the block formation here
    http://backdoorquilts-teri.blogspot....1_archive.html

    Octagons with square fillers (which are made up of four small Log Cabin blocks joined together).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    You can see the block formation here
    http://backdoorquilts-teri.blogspot....1_archive.html

    Octagons with square fillers (which are made up of four small Log Cabin blocks joined together).
    You are amazing, finding the pattern and figuring it out. Personally, I would never even attempt this pattern with all the set in seams. You go girl!

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    Oh I don't know but it looks complicated from here.
    "Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late".

    Benjamin Franklin

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    Wowzers! You go, girl...then post a picture for us to see!
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    I see it now. both of you have better pictures, not so fuzzy lol. Thanks
    Syl

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    I made this quilt last year. It is not that difficult if you follow the directions carefully. Lots of Y seams.
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    Looks like paper piecing is the way to go with this and thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhansen6 View Post
    I made this quilt last year. It is not that difficult if you follow the directions carefully. Lots of Y seams.
    Your version is wonderful! I love your patriotic take on it.

    I was familiar with Edyta and her patterns, but sometimes she had so much beige in them that I just passed them by (even though I do try to look at everything in terms of value instead of color).

    But after really looking at this and her other patterns, I really appreciate how well they're designed.

    It's not a cookie cutter pattern using a jelly roll with sashing, which sometimes seems to be ubiquitous these days, and bore me to tears.

    Designing those as large octagons blocks is really pretty slick.

    As for the y-seams, even if you've never done one before, by the third one you don't even think about it anymore (I was in sheer panic on my first Lone Star).
    I see at least 16 in the block alone, before joining them to the square and each other.
    LOVE it!!

    I think if they still freak someone out, the pattern can be easily modified by making those Log Cabin blocks into striped triangles (which is what I thought they were from the op's picture) - you still get the split coloring but you can then make as regular blocks (the stars and alternates).
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    I'm just now watching an episode of The Quilt Show from last year with Edyta as the featured guest.

    They just held up a copy of her book - and guess which quilt is on the cover?
    http://www.amazon.com/Reasons-Quilts...qid=1359093489

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