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Thread: Folded Dahlia

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    Hi, I tried this yesterday using 6x3" strips, have to go think about where it is you are folding down 1/2". Hard to get them all into the center! Mine need a yoyo or button to cover how they don't meet at the center!

    I can see where the 6" sqs. would be quite bulky!

    I made alot of mistakes and did alot of UNSEWING! What were they? Well, first I sewed the first 2 stacks down wrong side UP...duh, pix show right side UP! Then I rearranged the fabrics, but missed one stack, had to unsew that one! One I layered upside down & had to UNSEW and relayer! I finally got it and it's fabulous! Altho CONTRAST is important in showing the star pattern. I used a set of Asian fabs I had which is pretty but could use more definition.

    There's another folded star that is quite fun to make also!

    I'll try to post pix.

    Thanks for the fun of this!

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    I want to make a few of these for Christmas gifts. Would love to see your picture.

    Also, do you know where we can find the folded star pattern? Everybody loves stars I think.

    About 2 posts above us, it was suggested to make the cuts at 6 x 31/2 to help close the gap. I haven't had time to try it yet, but will use those measurements when I do.

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    This is the website for the folded star...easy & fun to make!

    Important to pay attention to contrast so star stands out.

    http://bronzewombat.blogspot.com/200...patchwork.html

    I found I could not print it out from the webpage & had to copy/paste it into an email to myself & some others who wanted it.

    Pix to follow!

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    OK here's my pix of the FOLDED DAHLIA & the 2 FOLDED STARS I did...I ran short of fabric in the star and had to reverse the order of the red & the print...this arrangement did not highlight the star shape as in the other.

    The 2 stars I did a pillow turn as I hate doing binding & attached a ribbon to hang. Did the same on the dahlia but am not happy how my circle turned out...still trying to decide what to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATIKQLTR
    I want to make a few of these for Christmas gifts. Would love to see your picture.

    Also, do you know where we can find the folded star pattern? Everybody loves stars I think.

    About 2 posts above us, it was suggested to make the cuts at 6 x 31/2 to help close the gap. I haven't had time to try it yet, but will use those measurements when I do.
    If you look on here under search there is a method I think a guy did and it's has a red dahlia and the instructions are really easy to follow; try that.

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    Olala super methode j'adore
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    Wow!! Thanks!! I really like this!!

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    can you make it with smaller squares say 4" and if you can how big would the backing need to me.??

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    thanks! looking forward to trying this. :)

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    Oh my gosh, who thinks of these wonderful things?

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    Thank you for the "STAR" pattern!! Very nice blog!!
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    very nice! i love how you use a simple folding technique and create something that appears so complicated. i'm going to try that and see if i can make a wall hanging. thank you for sharing :-)
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    What is the final size of the block?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggie View Post
    What is the final size of the block?
    I don't remember what the finished size was. I made a pillow from this and gave it away. I think it might have finished about 15" with the inner border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy View Post
    I learned to make a folded star Christmas ornament a couple of years ago that is a lot like this idea except you pin the fabrics onto a Styrofoam ball with dozens of pins. The ball is a special high density one so it can handle all the pins without falling apart.
    Any chance you have instructions on how to do the ball? I keep thinking about it and can't figure out how you would do it.

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    Thankyou for an awesome demo and pictures...easy to understand...I would like to make one!
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    wow that is neat
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    Putting this on my bucket list
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    Thank you seeing it this way makes it a want to try item.

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    I made this for a challenge that my guild is doing. It came out great. Thanks for the tutorial.

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    That is so cool! Thanks for sharing.
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    that is so amazing! I think my latest quilt just got put on the back burner for a while!

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    Great tutorial. Now I have to try it. It is so pretty and complex looking.
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    Has anyone made a quilt out of these???? I would love to see a photo of one.

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    Dragonquilter, I've tried this pattern 2X and STILL haven't gotten it. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Very frustrating! My folds don't look like the ones in the photos. I understand the "weaving" effect but they don't seem to braid (or whatever). Is there any thing you can think of that most "dummies" (like me) do most often that is incorrect? Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks Sandy Goshorn
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