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Star quilt
« on: October 25, 2020, 09:26:55 AM »
I'm not sure if I posted this here or not, but I dug out the photo to put on Facebook's quilting group, so I thought I'd share. I call this my star quilt, inspired by one (in much more somber fabrics, probably old clothes) that I saw on Pinterest years ago. It took me over a year to sew by hand. Each star is unique. I'm getting ready to sew another one, which is why I was looking at the photos. I'll need more fabric (yay!) to make it big enough to cover my bed. I can't wait to start sewing again; it's been a long time.

https://imgur.com/gallery/h1xMO
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Re: Star quilt
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 12:49:14 PM »
That really is lovely.  I think that a project like you are planning would make a good form of stress management (which everybody seems to need a lot of these days) as well as an outlet for creativity.
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Re: Star quilt
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 01:05:47 PM »
It’s very soothing. And I listen to audiobooks while I sew. It’s great.
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Re: Star quilt
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 03:48:14 PM »
Would suit someone with a Mitsubishi car.
 

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Re: Star quilt
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 03:52:59 PM »
Beautiful quilt, Bernadette! It *is* a relaxing hobby and in 2020, that's a good thing.
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Re: Star quilt
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 04:03:55 PM »
Very nice!  I love it.  English paper piecing?
 
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Re: Star quilt
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 04:05:22 PM »
Very nice!  I love it.  English paper piecing?

No, I just cut out the pieces with a template, marked the seam lines, and sewed the pieces together.
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Re: Star quilt
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2020, 05:50:33 PM »
What stunning work.  I love it.

I'd want to treasure this forever.
And formerly the heretics were manifest; but now the Church is filled with heretics in disguise.  
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Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
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Re: Star quilt
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 11:26:13 PM »
Very nice!  I love it.  English paper piecing?

No, I just cut out the pieces with a template, marked the seam lines, and sewed the pieces together.

Even more impressive!
 
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Re: Star quilt
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2020, 09:01:09 AM »
Would suit someone with a Mitsubishi car.

The guy who bought it has a Rolls Royce.  ;)
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