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Thread: Which star block do you like better?

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    Which star block do you like better?

    Block one seems boring to me. Block two centers are cut from the border fabric. Which should I stick with?

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions
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    Well, I like the stars in block one the most. I like them both. The first one appears as a star more than the 2nd pic. JMHO

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    I like #2 the best.

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    I would use them both!! I love the formal look of your LeMoyne star but using the asian floral border fabric (YUMMY!!) in the center of your sawtooth star will tie everything together so nicely. I am assuming your final layout will be a modified Irish chain. In places where four stars come together, put your LeMoyne stars where you only have one or two stars (the outside peremeters) put the sawtooth but I would limit my star points to that teal color so it all ties together nicely. You have picked some gorgeous fabrics for this project.

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    I like the Lemoyne Stars the best probably because it is my favorite block and you have pieced them expertly.

    The fact that you can't see the whole flower in the second bothers me. I may like it if the square were bigger.

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    Love them both!
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    I really like both of them!!!!!

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    I like #1 the best. You've pieced them very nicely too. The block in #2 looks like an "afterthought" to me ... kind of like "I like the square block with the flower I think I'll put a star around it", while block #1 is intentionally a star from the start.

    BUT ... I like the color combinations better in #2.

    Perhaps you just need different colors in #1. Either change the color of the chain, or use something other than the green in the Lemoyne?
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    Think #2 looks best

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    I like the colors/fabric best in the second quilt blocks. Although it does depend what kind of look you're going for. If it's simple, use the second one. If you're going for the more challenging quilt, use the first. There is no real 'wow' factor with the first one, but it IS a more complicated block. Good luck!
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    I like them both. Either would make a really pretty quilt.

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    Both are nice! The first one has more graphic "punch", and in great colors!, and block two seems "softer" with the lovely floral centers. Not much help, huh-?
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    Love #2 more. Maybe make the star out of same fabric on #1 or change the color to sort of match the purple. Both r nice.

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    Block # 2!!!

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    # 2. I made 24 of them today ;-)

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    They are both pretty, but I like the first one better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BizzieLizzie View Post
    Love them both!
    Me, too! And LOVE that focus fabric... yummy! I can't wait to see this beauty when it's done.
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    Both are pretty, but I really like #2 better.
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    Both are great, but I lean towards the second one!

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    I like #2 the best.

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    I like the first one, I like the brown and teal

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    The second one is more striking because of the color combo, and I love the Asian fabric, but wish that the flowers were more centered in the squares. That being said, you're doing a fabulous job on your points with both and I would definitely complete both samples.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    No. 1....made this years ago in a Christmas quilt. Stars were red and green print,background was Christmas prints on whitish backgrounds. Love your star.
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    I like #1 best.

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    I like #1 the best!
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