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Friendship Star Ribbon Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Classic
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Friendship Star

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What materials did you use? Trail's End (Moda) Charm Packs, solid white charm packs, green patterned cotton for border and backing

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What are you most proud of? I really like the black binding; I'm glad I did that instead of just green.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? TO GET THE RIBBON EFFECT: instead of having solid corners for each block like the pattern shows, you need one solid patterned piece for the center and 8 HST (half-square triangles), 1/2 your ribbon color (white) and 1/2 your patterned color. First, I picked out 20 solid charms I liked for the middle of the pinwheels, and then matched colors out of the stash of HSTs so the shape of the pinwheels isn't lost. But going scrappier would look good, too, I think. I also peppered the border with HSTs so the ribbon would extend there. making the half-square triangles is pretty tedious, especially if you take the time to square them all up... If you're using yardage instead of charm packs, I'd definitely recommend using the quick pinwheels method found in the Quilting Quickly 1 craftsy course.

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Really like this!! Very striking!

01/23/2013 Flag

Didn't you put an extra colored triangle on the corners of each block? A little extra flourish from the pattern?

07/14/2014 Flag

nope, that would be really cool though! I wish i'd done a thicker black border, like maybe 1.5". Oh well. I know better now! borders, borders, borders!

07/18/2014 Flag

wait no you are totally right. There are only 20 solid blocks on the whole thing and those are the middle of the pinwheels; it's those HST (half square triangles) on the corners that make the ribbon effect. ugh I think craftsy dropped my instructions about that.

08/08/2014 Flag