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quitekate
« on: November 27, 2010 05:13:02 AM »

Hi!  I've just finished a little patchwork star decoration for Christmas and I thought I'd share it with all of you.  

course, this being the first time that I've ventured out to make my own post I can't post a picture - just click below!



My Mum has 3 of these that she made (when she was pregnant with me, I think) and they come out for the tree every year.  I've been meaning to make one for some time, but have only just got around to it.  Mum gave me 5 cardboard diamonds cut out and ready for me, and told me that it would be best if I made it from 'fabric with memories'.  One of her stars has off-cuts of her wedding dress stitched into it.  So I started with bits of my own wedding dress fabric in mine, and then built the other colours around it from scraps I already had.

They're practically free to make - just pieces of recycled cardboard and scraps of fabric from the stash, the only things I bought were some new pins for the points.  But they are really time consuming.  I think they make lovely little heirloom projects though.

I've done step-by-step pictures for a Flickr set here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/quitekate/sets/72157625477338426/
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010 09:17:52 AM »

Wow!  Those look beautiful!  Good job.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010 09:19:30 AM »

What a wonderful ornament, it looks very neat.  I can see where it would be time consuming, but your finished product is awesome.  I think it's a great idea to use fabrics that are special to you, too.  Thank you for sharing!  I might have to give this a try.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010 11:45:13 AM »

Good job! I bet they look great on the tree!
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010 06:31:33 PM »

Those are super pretty! I love how all of the colors look so good together!
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2010 10:06:18 PM »

gorgeous! i love the idea of creating a 'memory star'
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010 06:15:28 PM »

What a delightful ornament with a fun story behind it.  This is something I want to try.  Maybe I will save scraps from dresses I make for the grand girls to give them grandma memories!

Thanks so much for posting! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010 06:42:28 PM »

This is a beautiful ornament.  I think that this would be a fun ornament for next year's tree.  I've tried making the diamond template to cut the pieces, but I can't quite figure out the right dimension for the diamond.  Is there any chance that you could give us the size and dimension of the diamond that you used.  Thank you for any help that you can  give. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2010 11:42:33 AM »

ok clearly i have no idea how to post a photo on here so i hope this link works. thank you so much for the tutorial!!!!

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=416967&ppuser=147759
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2011 04:08:27 PM »

I love it!  Thanks for posting a link to the step-by-step photos.  Now I know what I'm giving certain people for
Christmas this year.  It's New Year's Day - I've got lots of time!    Wink
@ ScorpiosTopazGirl, the diamond shape is a "golden rhombus" (a Google image search should turn up a good
pattern).  Just thought I'd be helpful since the original poster hasn't replied yet and you might want to start
making one asap....   Grin
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