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Thread: Salvaging a mistake

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    Grrr.... I have had these 8 sets of charm squares for a year and finally got around to doing the pattern I had chosen. Well, somehow I mis-counted what I needed of the most solid colored ones. I was going to do a Cumberland design and use the solid ones as the outline of each "star". Well, I need 6 the same for each star, not 4, so I am short 4 to do two of each (I hope that makes sence).

    So, do I partially stay with the original plan and make one whole colored star and a partial of another? Or, do I scrap the whole coloring plan and just do it random?

    The first picture is what I was originally going to do. The seconds is what I actually can do with what I have.
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    I like the second choice just as well as the first... to me the second one shows off the stars better.

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    I like them both :? Sorry I know I am no help . Where did you get the pattern ? I really like it :mrgreen:

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    They look alike to me!

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    Thanks. :lol: I think I will just do random. I figured it out again, sorted out what needs color/color and what needs color/white.

    I don't have a pattern for it. I saw it online and I believe it's an old traditional pattern. It was called Cumberland. It's just HSTs set a certain way to get the stars.

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    Pam---I don't see a huge difference in the two and I like the second one as well as the first one! I would go with it!!!

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    I don't see much of a difference, I like both!

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    I really like the first one. You CAN see the stars in the different colors. I like the first one...that follows your plan most closely. Joanie

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    I like the second choice as well as the first...
    Just sew it together
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    I've seen this pattern on about.com. It's called Stetched Stars.

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    I think it's great. I have this pattern too, but haven't made it yet. I love it. And I think you alternative plan is great.

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    Nice job. I love "salvaging" a mistake.

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    Didn't Eddie just recently post a picture of his?

    I think the random looks fine, I had to look for the matching fabric in the first one.

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    I'm not much help as I can't see a big lot of difference. They both look great.

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    i guess i'm not gonaa be much help , but i like both

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    I say stay with your original plan;no one will notice any lack of enough color for some of the stars. Besides, it will give new definition to stretched stars! A happy error for sure! :thumbup:

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    Love both, but the second is my favorite!

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