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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Rachel's Star

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What materials did you use? Quilting cotton, batting.

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What are you most proud of? Working with the border prints, particularly fussy-cutting the six triangles I used to make up the centre hexagon. I got the idea for that from Jinny Beyer's book "Quiltmaking By Hand".

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I traced all the templates onto freezer paper, and then ironed those onto the fabrics and drew around them. It worked very nicely. You need to be able to sew Y seams and partial seams. If you use six triangles of a border print to make up the centre hexagon as I did, you need to mark the different parts of the pattern carefully onto your template so that you cut the fabric in the right place. It's not the most thrifty way to use fabric, but it does look good. Another option that I've seen done is to have a fairly plain fabric for the centre hexagon and then do fancy quilting in there. If you run "Rachel's Star quilt" through Google Image you will see a few other versions, all with different value placements for the diamond log cabins which create different effects. It's useful when planning your own layout. Blue and gold is a popular colour combination for this quilt, and a good traditional Jewish combination too.

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This is beautiful. A work of art!

11/16/2012 Flag

really beautiful

09/28/2013 Flag


02/13/2014 Flag

This looks really beautiful!

09/27/2014 Flag

An impressive piece of Art! Looks like a holy item - something ritual. Like a Mandala. Grand piece of Art. Thanks so much for sharing!

03/26/2015 Flag