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Thread: That Red 16 point Star? Given

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    Perhaps some of you from chat remember, that Red 16 point star I've struggled with for months. (Shadow Dancer, I'll bet is the most sick of hearing about it) Well the quilting is nearly done and I figured out that if I stand on a chair and drape it over the couch I can photograph it.

    It is nearly a king at 101" by 102" It is to be a Christmas present for my mom, I have just a couple more hours of quilting and then the binding. I don't know yet if I will use the muslin backing to bring forward for a traditional Amish style binding or if I will use nested prairie points for the binding.

    I've been using a quilting guide for this one and it's working out quite well. Many many less lines to draw.
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    Thanks Loretta, it's been a long time comming. I had to put it completely away for nearly a month because I was so mad over it. I tried to make it for her birthday at the beginning of this month but I reinjured a rib that I'd broken in my accident 8 years ago and couldn't move to baste the quilt let alone quilt it. So she got the little pillow instead.

    The story behind the quilt is that when my mom saw the finished baby clothes quilt top (the quilt in my avatar) she spread her hands out over the star in the photograph with the pillow and said, "I want one of these". I'm certain she has no idea why she got a pillow for her birthday. I think it will look wonderful on her bed ontop of the quilt, all inspired from that day.

    The original star was made from a pair of faux velvet pants with little ruffles and the white from a little one piece romper. I didn't have enough material to remake it the same, so the new pillow star is the red from her first Christmas dress, and the white from her newborn oneies that her daddy bought.

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    Oh and the white on white of the the quilt label and the white on white of the pillow back are the same fabric I used in the star. I love how it all ties together.

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    WOW.. great JOB!

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    So gorgeous! Red and white makes such a striking quilt. Your mom is going to love it!

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    Beautiful! What a special gift for your mom!!

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    Wow!! Beautiful. Your mother will be so pleased. Beautifull beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    So gorgeous! Red and white makes such a striking quilt. Your mom is going to love it!
    Elizabeth, this has turned out absolutely beautifully...Your mom is going to be so touched by this. :D

    I really think your quilting sets it off perfectly too. Give yourself a great big pat on the back :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    truly a work worth finishing, just saying that's it beautiful does not do justice to this extraordinary quilt. The visual impact is astounding and your workmanship is amazing.

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    An amazing job, beautiful :D

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    Thats a double WOW Elizabeth I love, love Lone Star Quilts and that red is just gorgeous. Well done you, she is going to love it.

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    Wow! That is an awesome quilt.

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    Wow, that is simply beautiful!! Good job!!

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    Oh how pretty! Great job on it. Your mom is going to love it.

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    Beautiful, your Mom will love it! :)

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    Oh Elizabeth, it is beautiful and worth every moment you spent flustered over it. I'm beginning to think that if I don't get all flustered and it is too easy..then I've done something wrong that I'll find out about later...sometimes much later :oops:

    Your Mom is going to be sooo surprized and will love that quilt. I know I do! Great job! That new machine sure came timely and seemed to work really well for you!

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    That is beautiful. I'd love to see it flat--but I understand it's too big. :D

    You have lovely penmanship. :wink:

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    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    Thank you all, your kind comments have made my heart sing. (and I've needed a bit of that as of late). My plan is to give it to my mom at her house so it can be spread out on the bed it will hopefully live on often. I'll do my best to remember to take the camera.

    Am I crazy? I feel like telling her she has to have her glasses on when she opens it. I'm planning on folding it into the box inside out with the label on top, so when she opens it she will see right away what it is.

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    Very Nice.....love the colors being so bright and cheerful

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    What a beauty, love the red and white. You have put so much of yourself into this quilt, your mom will treasure it.

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    OMG such a beauty your Mom will love this quilt :)

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    That has turned out gorgeous...
    I am sure she is going to love it!
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    Really beautiful Elizabeth. Mom will treasure it!

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    That is beautiful!! Red is my favorite color, so its a very striking quilt to me. Love it.

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