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Thread: My Carpenter's Star Pattern

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    Super Member danmar's Avatar
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    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!

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    Thank you for doing that! <<<<>>>>

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    THANKS :thumbup:

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    Thanks for posting this. It is a beautiful pattern, and I have admired the quilts you have made with it.

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    Thank You so much for taking the time to make this great detail instruction.

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    You were asking about my avatar. It is basically the same shape as yours, but with the colors laid out differently. Mine is called Center Stage put out by Pieced Tree. Look them up on the Internet, they sell their patterns there. You will love how this pattern goes together. I have a feeling it will help you make your Carpenter's Star blocks much faster! :D

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    This is wonderful. I understood it just fine. I appreciate the visual aid too...sure makes my brain happy!

    I can't wait to try this!

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    Thanks for the pattern. At first glance it looks hard, but your pattern and directions simplify it! Your quilt and pillow were beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilovemydogs
    Thanks for the pattern. At first glance it looks hard, but your pattern and directions simplify it! Your quilt and pillow were beautiful!
    Thank you so very much!

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    I was meant to find this post. I have a much larger finished size for the block. One big large block actually makes the quilt. I wanted to be able to make a smaller block first to see how my fabrics would go together. Thank you!

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    Wow! That is an awesome. I always wanted to do one giant block as a quilt and think this may be one that I could do it with!!! Thanks for the instructions.

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    absolutely beautiful!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chartwig
    Wow! That is an awesome. I always wanted to do one giant block as a quilt and think this may be one that I could do it with!!! Thanks for the instructions.
    This is not a giant block. I saw a picture once but never could find the pattern for it, so I made my own pattern. This is just a 12" block. I only learned recently that it is usually "One Giant Block". Sorry! You'll just have to make one with 12" blocks instead! :P

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    This is very similar to the way quilterscache.com makes hers. Her block is a 24 inch though.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/C/Carpe...heelBlock.html

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    I realize it is not a giant block, however, I will possibly multiply everything for instance by 10 and I would get a 120 X 120 quilt using one carpenter's saw block. Do you think that would work? I saw Fons and Porter do that one time on a show and thought that was one way of making a complicated block super easy because you only have to complete one block and fairly fast too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chartwig
    I realize it is not a giant block, however, I will possibly multiply everything for instance by 10 and I would get a 120 X 120 quilt using one carpenter's saw block. Do you think that would work? I saw Fons and Porter do that one time on a show and thought that was one way of making a complicated block super easy because you only have to complete one block and fairly fast too.
    Of course I think that would work! If I can make this little pattern then I'm sure that you could make a big one. Good luck and let me know if you need any help! I love doing this kind of stuff. :P

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    Thank you for sharing your pattern with us :D:D:D

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    Thanks for posting this! I love to try new blocks and this one is especially nice. Trying to enlarge it sounds like fun, too. Your work is always so nice.

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    :) Thank you very much and this is great to follow appericated

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    I so love this block. thank you for doing this. Joanne

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    Thank you very much!

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    You are quite welcome everybody. Please, please post your pictures of your Carpenter's Star's when you get them made! I love this block and really want to see them!

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    I would like to try this sometime, I have sooo many I want to try. Thank You for this tutorial. Yours is beautiful.

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    thanks!! I love this one too.

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    Thank you everybody for looking at this. I hope you all make some and find out how beautiful they really are.
    Marilyn (Please post pictures if you make any!)

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