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Tried making a LoneStar, Screwed up royally and tried to save it but didnt.

Tried making a LoneStar, Screwed up royally and tried to save it but didnt.

Old 01-08-2009, 03:18 AM
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Well Henry that looks like a butterfly! make it into a quilt anyway what ta heck an original by Henry!!
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:45 AM
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I think the butterfly idea is great. Some patterns just don't worl out in odd numbers. I do lone stars by making rows, then cutting, to get away from working with wiggly biases. Starching it into submission works well for this pattern, too.

There is a quilt-in-a-day book out there somewhere that I learned the method from ages ago.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:10 AM
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Henry, try making your strips a little narrower or wider. I had a rough time when I did mine too, that why I wrote the tute, so I would remember. I have a problem with CRS sometimes. :lol:
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:09 AM
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These look as if there was a center missing.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:42 AM
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You made me smile. My first reaction was Oh my.

There's a reason I haven't tried one of them. I applaud your efforts. I'm sure you will end with something fantastic.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:46 AM
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Well, Henry, I have to say that it is a noble attempt. We do not know what we can do until we try---and at least you are trying!! More than I can say for myself! I understand your frustration, but take the hints and pointers from your friends here and remember----if at first you don't succeed, try, try again! Good luck and keep us posted! :D
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Barb M
Here is an interesting one you might like to try, it's called Sun Star:

http://www.compuquilt.com/CQFreeBlocks.htm

ooooooooooooooo thanks for this link. I love the COLOR ME RED one....
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Barb M
You know Henry, when i look at it, your diamonds almost look more like 60 degree angles, that would be used for a 6 point start. Did you try making all 6 of them, and just laying them out before sewing them? I really think you can make it work as a 6 point star if you just undo it and lay it out, and take a good look at it, here's hoping for you :)
There are almost 60 degree angles......oops!
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ
i also think those look like diamonds for a 6-point star. you ... ummm ... have 7?

get large pieces of paper and draw 60 degree diamonds on them that are larger than your pieced diamonds and all the same size. stick the pieced diamonds in the middle of the drawn diamonds. using the paper diamonds as your foundation, add narrow borders to the pieced start until they are all the same size. sew them together for a new star.

machine applique that star to a pillow background.

start fresh on new stars for your quilt. something learned ... nothing wasted. :wink:
This sounds like a good idea!!!
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Up North
Well Henry that looks like a butterfly! make it into a quilt anyway what ta heck an original by Henry!!
hmmmm.........

that too has possibilities.

I could just call it Henry's Interpretation of a Butterfly block....LOL :):)

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