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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Quote Originally Posted by CindySue
    This looks like one I can try...I'm not afraid of 1/2 square triangles....and your tute is very easy to follow...this is coming from a "newbie"....thank-you for posting...
    RAH :!: :!: :!: CindySue ... it is just sooo fun when newbies jump right in - - make sure you have your camera batteries charged, cuz seeing the results is at least HALF the fun, eh? :thumbup:
    I agree wiath Omak! Make sure that you post pictures! We love to see them!

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    There's a Christmas version in this month's The Quilter mag. Even bigger blocks, 8 1/2 in cut size. It's really nice. Works up to a queen size when finished.

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    Here is is! All set about 40x40 before I add borders.

    I love it!!!! Thanks Danmar!!! :thumbup:
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    Quote Originally Posted by cminor
    Here is is! All set about 40x40 before I add borders.

    I love it!!!! Thanks Danmar!!! :thumbup:
    Good show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cminor
    Here is is! All set about 40x40 before I add borders.

    I love it!!!! Thanks Danmar!!! :thumbup:
    You are quite welcome! It's beautiful. Are you making a wall hanging or what? BEAUTIFUL POINTS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    Hi everybody! I got several requests for the pattern for my Carpenter's Star so I am here to post it for everyone to enjoy!
    It's really quite a simple block to make, especially after you make the first one. Don't get me wrong though, I said simple, Not "Fast"! LOL I have made about 125 of these blocks so far. It took me all day when I first started. Now it takes me between 3 1/2 and 4 hours to make One. The pattern is made completely out of squares and half squares. If you have any questions, Please don't hesitate to ask! I'd be more than happy to help anybody. I hope this Homemade Pattern is written so that people can understand it. If not, let me know and I will make it clearer.
    NOTE: On the half square units, don't cut the squares into half squares until AFTER they are sewn. Mark your center line diagonally, sew together and then cut unit in two, to make 2 half square units. I hope that is what they are called anyways!
    Here's the pattern and Please post pictures of your first blocks and projects you make so I can see. I love pictures!
    LOve it I have made about 12 of the original carpentar star easy and looks fabulous !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by janice4
    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    Hi everybody! I got several requests for the pattern for my Carpenter's Star so I am here to post it for everyone to enjoy!
    It's really quite a simple block to make, especially after you make the first one. Don't get me wrong though, I said simple, Not "Fast"! LOL I have made about 125 of these blocks so far. It took me all day when I first started. Now it takes me between 3 1/2 and 4 hours to make One. The pattern is made completely out of squares and half squares. If you have any questions, Please don't hesitate to ask! I'd be more than happy to help anybody. I hope this Homemade Pattern is written so that people can understand it. If not, let me know and I will make it clearer.
    NOTE: On the half square units, don't cut the squares into half squares until AFTER they are sewn. Mark your center line diagonally, sew together and then cut unit in two, to make 2 half square units. I hope that is what they are called anyways!
    Here's the pattern and Please post pictures of your first blocks and projects you make so I can see. I love pictures!
    LOve it I have made about 12 of the original carpentar star easy and looks fabulous !!
    Have you posted the pictures yet? If so, I missed them! I love this block and would love to see the ones that you have made. Please tell me where to find them or post pictures. Pllleeeeease!
    Marilyn

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    Not sure if this is the same pattern or not. I don't think the picture came out to good, sorry.

    Thank you for the tut. I hope to try your pattern.
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    like it ;):)

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    Many thanks for the super pattern

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    I have decided it's time I did something with the Carpenter Star I made using Marilyn's tutorial, but am undecided how to quilt it. Marilyn, what did you do with yours? I'm not particularly good at fmq, but was thinking about sitd around the colored blocks and stippling in the white to make the colored ones stand out. What have any of you done about quilting on this pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG
    I have decided it's time I did something with the Carpenter Star I made using Marilyn's tutorial, but am undecided how to quilt it. Marilyn, what did you do with yours? I'm not particularly good at fmq, but was thinking about sitd around the colored blocks and stippling in the white to make the colored ones stand out. What have any of you done about quilting on this pattern?
    Hi Judy!

    On Shawna's and Dawn's quilts that I made, I just hand-tied them. On the pillows that I made though, I did the sitd to make the different parts stand out more. It looked awesome! I drew you a diagram of where I did the sitd. Hope this helps! Let us know what you end up doing.
    Happy Quilting!
    Marilyn

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    Thanks for the tutorial!! I'll have to try one of those pretty blocks!! :D

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    Well I finally done one...been aiming to do this for a while...don't know if I chose the right fabrics or not...my center star section is 32x32 then I added a couple borders..now it's 46x46, I still want it bigger. This will be my mothers birthday present in August. Thanks "danmar" for teaching us how to do this. It was quick and fun.

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    This is very pretty :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimae
    Well I finally done one...been aiming to do this for a while...don't know if I chose the right fabrics or not...my center star section is 32x32 then I added a couple borders..now it's 46x46, I still want it bigger. This will be my mothers birthday present in August. Thanks "danmar" for teaching us how to do this. It was quick and fun.
    Hi Jodimae! I love your colors and I think you did an awesome job! How much bigger do you want to make it? I have some ideas if you are interested. I'm glad you liked the pattern. It is my favorite. I find it lots of fun too, and you can make it with so many different colors! Let me know if you want my ideas to make it bigger.
    Marilyn

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    Thank you. I think that block is in the quilt I am presently working on the Lizzie.

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    danmar any ideas are welcome...I think it bothers me because it's square and not rectangle...I want it to fit a twin bed. Wondering how to make it longer. I've seen quilts with pillow tuck (I think thats what it's called) and wonder if that would look ok. What do you suggest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimae
    danmar any ideas are welcome...I think it bothers me because it's square and not rectangle...I want it to fit a twin bed. Wondering how to make it longer. I've seen quilts with pillow tuck (I think thats what it's called) and wonder if that would look ok. What do you suggest?
    Hi jodimae! I just drew this up, but it might give you some ideas. It's on graph paper, and each square represents 2". (It's to scale.) Let me send the plain diagram first, then I will explain it and add another one with ideas on it. If you make it like this design or something similar, the finished size would be 60" x 84", without a border. You could make the same thing and make it a little smaller. It would fit a twin bed nicely.

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    Now, what I was thinking was to use your 46" square in the center. You could either put like 3 - 6" 8 point stars on either side, and use matching fabric and make 4 blocks of it. Add a 7" top and bottom border to that part. Then, make some 12" Carpenter's Stars for the top and bottom, with fabric between them. (Or make 5 Carpenter's star for the top and 5 for the bottom.) Here's a picture of what I'm talking about.

    You could also just use alternating matching fabrics to do the sides and top/bottom if you prefered. What do you think?
    Marilyn

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    I LOVE IT!! that looks great, I think I will do this. If I have enough fabric left. If not I will try to match it up with something. Thanks so much, Jodi.

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    Mine has been sitting becuase I was unsure how to make it longer also. How excititing - now I have a ton of ideas.

    Thanks!!!!

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    Hi Jodi and cminor! I'm glad that you liked my ideas. I think it will make a pretty quilt. On the little side blocks, they had to be 7" x 8" and 7" x 6" to make it come out right. You could make them those sizes, or make them 6 x 6 and put a one inch strip next to them to make them the right size. Good luck with your quilts. I'd love to see them when you are done. Glad that I could help.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Marilyn

    Here are the measurements of the different places/pieces.
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    Great job on your Carpenter's Star, colors are good also.

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    OK...danmar here goes....finished the top...I ran out of some of the fabrics so I had to compromise on your suggestion a little...but I think you will approve :). I am satisfied with it...It ended up being 56x70. Now to get it quilted by Aug. 19. Thanks again, Jodi

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