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Date: 12/2/12 0:27 AM




I was pretty happy with the diamonds and happy with the strips.

BUT - making the black pieces to fill int he edges -- MESS! I hated that part.

Ill make another star - but, I will buy a new template and make a 40 degree diamond instead od a 60 degree diamond then Ill have an 8 point start with simple triangles to fill out the rest.

Then it will be simple.

This one was a PIA -- to finish.

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Date: 12/2/12 0:49 AM

OMG, your quilts are AMAZING!! I covet a quilt like this, and cannot wait to see your next star. I love stars.

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Date: 12/2/12 0:55 AM

My internet got messed up this week - (someone has been having a good time with cable on my dime across town and they cut off mine b/c "I" have not been paying my bill at my other house. Im not happy about any part of that mess.. I guess someone liked my identity enough to steal it.) - but, Ive been quilting like crazy. have been checking in at coffee shops.

I love this quilt - and love the black background - its really a nice quality wool pin stripe. It looks great with the quilt. And the quilting is wild and fun - nothing serious.

Thanks for the compliment you! Hope to chat with everyone soon.

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Date: 12/2/12 2:05 AM

Really beautiful!!! That is a ton of pieced diamonds in it!! Did you count them??
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Date: 12/2/12 3:52 AM

That is AWESOME! Wow, it really pops!

The setting triangles on those are a booger, I know. I'm resentfully working on a broken lonestar myself right now, and keep setting it aside to work on things that are more fun.

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Date: 12/2/12 8:17 AM

I love it. You see the star immediately, but the cool part is the almost circles you see in the middle because of the piecing strips. It makes for a very interesting optical illusion that makes your eye travel all over the quilt. Nice job.

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Date: 12/2/12 8:42 AM

I did not count the diamonds - I made enough for a star with 8 points - 200 - but, my star only has 6 points -

Each strip has 5 diamonds - each section has 5 strips and there are 6 of sections -- Im bad at math. Is that 150?

I also noticed the circle that tricks the eye -- I quilted one giant circle from the center all the way to the outside to help with that trick of the eye.

The setting blocks are enough to make a person like me crazy - I had my fill of it - I wont do it again unless i make an 8 point start and only have to make triangles.

(maaaaaybe I could applique the entire outside onto a foundation -- LOL)

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Date: 12/2/12 9:06 AM

By the way thank you for the compliments, also - I enjoy compliments from my online quilting friends

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Date: 12/2/12 4:23 PM

I was wondering where you were. It was worth your being gone to see this! I love the yellow accents, they make every other color just jump out. What size is this one?

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Date: 12/2/12 4:50 PM

Love this quilt! It is so in line with your other wonderfully scrappy quilts. Love the circles too!

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