G-6 Papa's Star

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Nana Posted: Thu, Jan 14 2010 12:10 AM

Had to play around with the center of this block.....this is my rendition of Papas Star

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gini replied on Thu, Jan 14 2010 1:25 AM

nana, you'e really going to town on your jane quilt,   your blocks are  great,  the colors all together are going to be  very nice.   gini

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gini replied on Thu, Jan 14 2010 1:26 AM

nana, i like how you have adapted this block.   i'm going to give it another try. it's a tough one.  gini

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Andrea replied on Thu, Jan 14 2010 5:07 AM

Just wait till you see Jutta's block....it is beautiful--and will inspire you all to know that this block is very doable!  She finished it last week, but I had asked her to wait to post it until we started Lesson 2, and I opened the Photo threads for the blocks assigned with the lesson...hopefully she will see this open post, and share her photo....it's awesome!

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Jutta replied on Sat, Jan 16 2010 1:59 AM

Andrea:

Just wait till you see Jutta's block....it is beautiful--and will inspire you all to know that this block is very doable!  She finished it last week, but I had asked her to wait to post it until we started Lesson 2, and I opened the Photo threads for the blocks assigned with the lesson...hopefully she will see this open post, and share her photo....it's awesome!

 

Andrea, I haven't seen a thread for the pictures yet, but here it is. It looks harder than it is, however, it was very time consuming, but loved making it. My thoughts were, if I can do this one, than I can do the triangles as well. The middle star is framed in a log cabin style, one side at a time and set in a pentagon shape. 

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Jutta replied on Sat, Jan 16 2010 2:06 AM

Gini, I made the center star with four flying geese units and put the four corner squares on. After that, I put a strip around it in the log cabin style. Once done you cut it to the size of the pentagon shape and there it is. I love this block.

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Nana replied on Sat, Jan 16 2010 9:27 AM

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Your block is gorgeous.  I may have to try again using your technique.  But I think I will move on for a little while and then maybe come back to this one.  I think I may need a little more practice on my hand piecing before I attempt the tiny flying geese......LOL

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Kris replied on Sat, Jan 16 2010 11:57 AM

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your block is beautiful. Nice job.

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gini replied on Sat, Jan 16 2010 2:48 PM

jutta, your block is beautiful,  i will post my pitiful one.  i've only finished the center.   thanks for the tip about the pentagon shape.   that is going to be way easier.  gini

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Jutta replied on Sun, Jan 17 2010 9:54 AM

Thanks. Nana, the pieces are very small, but you can add more seam allowances to the small pieces und trim it back after you have stitched the pieces together. It might be easier this way and if your fabric should fray, you don't have to use the fray check, because the extra added seam allowances will be cut to the right size after the sewing.

Don't put it off, because it is not hard to do.

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Jutta replied on Sun, Jan 17 2010 9:56 AM

Thanks, Gini. It is way easier than what it looks like. I haven't seen yours yet, but I am sure it is beautiful.

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Thea replied on Sun, Jan 17 2010 5:09 PM

jutta - I haven't even started mine yet - glad I have 2 weeks before they are due to be done... yours is gorgeous... I may start on mine today.  I am in my chair but not sure if my arm will put up with any hand sewing - it has a mind of its own right now.  the shoulder is frozen and when i try to move it the way i think it should go it just does its own thing... very funny at times...lol

 

 

 

 

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Jutta replied on Sun, Jan 17 2010 6:30 PM

Thanks Althea! I just did mine a little ahead of time, because I have a very busy schedule coming up. As we move along, I hope I can keep up with the schedule we picked. So much to do, not enough time. Sorry to hear about your frozen shoulder.....had one two years ago and got it all straightend out with physical therapy three times a week for four months. It was very very painfull, but I am very stubborn and I won.

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Kris replied on Sun, Jan 17 2010 7:02 PM

I wasn't going to redo my block center but it is stained from the iron when I pressed it and I can't allow myself to use it so I will be cutting new pieces again.

I have to make 3 of these things heaven help me.

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Nana replied on Sun, Jan 17 2010 8:36 PM

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By the time you get to the 3rd one it will be a piece of cake.

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