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Pink Princess Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Cotton Fabric for pieced top, polyester batting, and flannel for backing

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What are you most proud of? Color combination works, and I like the star design in the middle. Quilts are about 4 feet by 5 feet... big enough for girls in grade school.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just have fun with the quilt. Make sure your angles for the star are an accurate 45 degrees, or else they just won't match up. Stip piecing the star is a huge, huge time saver, but you do have to plan the layout carefully for te effect of "radiating" colors.

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I love this for maybe valentines day but can you tell me how you specifically made the star diamonds?

10/08/2011 Flag

Hi, Kellyw2010. Hope I can explain my method. It helps to make a grid of one of the points, but I made strips 3 fabrics, then I cut the strip into smaller strips, at a 45 degree angle. The width of the angle cut is the same as one strip of fabric... if I have 2.5 inch strips, no matter how many 2.5 inch strips I sew together, I will cut the diagonal 2.5 inches. Hope this makes sense - it works, trust me. Then I piece the strips, offsetting them to form a diamond, and piece each diamond to form the star. I hope I haven't confused you too much.

10/09/2011 Flag

Okay, it's late and I'm tired... I made strips from 3 fabrics, and of that combination strip, I cut into it at an angle. Just be sure you sew the strips in careful order to get the desired effect. Like I said, I start with graph paper and make the design first, so I know how to combine and cut the strips. Good luck!

10/09/2011 Flag