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« on: April 12, 2007 08:43:12 AM »

I started making these stars right after I graduated from college when life seemed (seems!) so uncertain and I had (have!) no idea where I would end up.  Each star is special to me in some way, even if it's just fabric that I love, and I know whereever I end up it will be a comfort to have.  It is technically a coverlet (two layers) b/c it doesn't have the third layer (filling) that would technically make it a quilt, but who wants to be technical, right??  I made it lightweight so I could use it year round, or take it with me if I ended up moving to a warmer client.  Anyway, it turned out just how I wanted it...It may be weird for other people, but it's super special to me.





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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007 08:47:17 AM »

That is amazingly beautiful!  I love the fabrics you used and how each star is a little bit different. 

I love how crafts can signify specific times in our lives, more so than any purchased object. 

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007 09:00:00 AM »

beautiful job! pristine seamwork Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007 10:37:57 AM »

Very nice quilt.  sonnetbird is right--your points match up wonderfully.  How long did it take you to make it?  This is the same quilt I was planning on making next, only in florals.  What size are your blocks?
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007 02:15:14 PM »

Very nice work, I love how well all the different fabrics play with one another. If I may offer a suggestion, even though there is no batting, you should still stitch the two layers together to keep them from shifting when you wash it. If you've already done that, then disregard my advice. I couldn't tell from the photo.

Again, its beautiful! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2007 02:24:13 PM »

Wow, that's super. The points and seams are flawless!

I'm working on a star quilt right now (I started it 2 years ago!  Roll Eyes) and believe me, there are a whole lotta blunt points going on...  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007 08:12:48 PM »

That's a beautiful quilt -- I like the unusual/unique choice of fabrics.  I think it turned out wonderful.  I love light weight quilts that I can use year round; it makes them all the better.
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2007 09:36:55 AM »

I love it! great way to use your fav fabrics
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2007 04:55:30 PM »

Oh my god!!! I've given this a "This Rocks"! This is so gorgeous!!

I love the star block and your fabrics are awesome! I've only attempted pinwheels so far, but you've inspired me to do more with half-square triangles!
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2007 08:13:23 PM »

Hey everyone, thanks for your comments Cheesy

The blocks finish to 12".  I made the star points as flying geese units (if that makes sense) , basically using "speed peicing method A" as helpfully illustrated at the Quilter's Cache:

http://www.quilterscache.com/H/Howtomakegeese.html

So I never actually cut any triangles, which helps with keeping the points nice.  (When you cut the triangles before sewing, it is much easier to cut them askew or stretch them on that bias edge.)  There is a little bit of "waste" (or "waist"?  can't remember) when doing the flying geese units because you cut of the extra bits of the squares, but I just sewed those into half-square triangle units and saved them for a rainy day.  There are many places on the quilt where the seams don't match; however it made me REALLLLLY happy to get that comment about the seams looking nice.  Grin

I made the blocks in one summer...I didn't do any "speed piecing" since each block was kind of an individual creation.  Finishing it into a coverlet only took a few hours.  I bought a flat sheet to use as the back since it didn't have to be quilted through.  I did just sew a few lines through the two layers to minimize shifting. 
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