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    Applique Angel

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    Hi Girls; I just paper pieced an Alabama Star from Carol Doaks book. The pattern was for a 12" block and I wanted 12 1/2" so I enlarged it by 104 percent. I was very careful but it finished at 13" and if I trim it down I will lose my star points. Does anyone have advice for me. I am getting very frustrated...Val

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    Binding Belle

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    I did all the stars in that book. Do not enlarge. They are 12" finished (as sewn into the quilt) 12 1/2" unfinished.

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    Binding Belle

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    Here is my Alabama.
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    Missouri Star

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    Very nice from an Alabama girl.

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    Applique Angel

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    OH now I get it! Thanks so much but I do feel so DUMB!!!!

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    Applique Angel

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    That is really pretty. Would love to see pics of your other stars...Val

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    Binding Belle

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    Here is the link to my quilt with all the stars.

    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/alb...chmentid=37954

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    That is really pretty. Would love to see pics of your other stars...Val

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    Binding Belle

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    I wouldn't feel dumb. Easy to misunderstand. Are you going to make all the stars?

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    OH now I get it! Thanks so much but I do feel so DUMB!!!!

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    Applique Angel

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    I just looked at your quilt and I am speechless! It is so awesome. I know how much work is involved for just one star so to do them all is amazing. I have been lusting over this book for a while now and since I now have it am planning to try to do them all. I like the fact that I can always have something to work on when I feel like it. My biggest problem is choosing the fabric. I have a box almost full of failures. I find it is like doing a jigsaw puzzle very relaxing and meditative almost. I have been suffering for a couple of weeks with a large kidney stone that is stuck and am just waiting for surgery on the 12th so this has really helped me get by when I feel like crap. I am not able to just lay around and the pain meds suck! Sorry for the book and I am going right now to start this block over...Val

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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: Paper piecing Help?

    Val, it took me a year to make all the blocks and I actually made 56. I did some of the combo blocks too. I picked a focus fabric and used that fabric somewhere in all the stars. I picked one that had lost of different colors so I had lots of choices of colors for the stars. So if you need any help just PM me and I will try to help you.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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