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Make a Meditative Quilt Star -Easy Holiday Paper Ornament

Origami Star – Multi-piece

Need a lovely hand-made gift for someone special? This Quilt Star is a double gift. In making it you will be giving yourself some time of peaceful meditation and joy, and also end up with something you can give as a meaningful present: an ornament made with your own hands. 

I named this model ‘Quilt Star’ because it looks like a traditional quilting block called Star Flower. It is a close cousin of the Star of Gratitude, previously shown on Origami Spirit.

It’s a pleasure to share with you this origami star of my own design. Video instruction to make this origami star is now featured in a full step-by-step class on the SKILLSHARE learning website *Instruction on how you can view it are below.

If you are new to origami, this step-by-step class will guide you through many basic concepts and vocabulary as you fold the Quilt Star. If you’re already an experienced origami enthusiast you will be adding a new figure to your repertoire of origami models when taking this class.

By the end of this class you will have learned:
• What different kinds of papers can be used for origami.
• A traditional origami base used for the Quilt Star and many other paper figures.
• How to make a cute origami windmill to apply on greeting cards.
• The basic Quilt Star.
• Two insert variations to add at the center of the star.
• A presentation of the Quilt Star suitable for mailing flat in an envelope.
• A 3D presentation of the Quilt Star, perfect for using as a holiday handmade gift or home decoration.

How to view the Quilt Star Tutorial on SKILLSHARE:
1- For people who have contributed to Origami Spirit within the past year, you have received a personal email with a FREE link to this SKILLSHARE class.

2- For those who have not yet contributed to Origami Spirit CLICK HERE for a special coupon link that will give you access to the QUILT STAR TUTORIAL for one month, for only 0.99 cents (USD). During this one-month period you will also have full access to the complete directory of classes offered on SKILLSHARE.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you register at SKILLSHARE using your special coupon, copy and paste this link http://skl.sh/2gwRR3E into your browser address bar to reach the QUILT STAR tutorial directly. 

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⬆This is what you will see once you get to the Quilt Star class.⬆

Tips and suggestions for making the origami Quilt Star

  • In the videos the star is demonstrated using very thin paper called Kami.
  • To make the basic star use two squares of paper sized 6 × 6-inch (15 × 15cm) for the center units and two equal squares of contrasting color for the points.
  • The finished central part of the star shows both sides of the paper. For best effect it’s best to use paper of different color on each side.
  • If you are just beginning your adventure in the art of paper folding, you might want to make a few stars using flat color paper, and then go ahead and use patterned paper.
  • Make a collection of stars, featuring pictures of your family and loved ones in the central frame. Hang them on the Christmas tree.
  • For the central pieces, use beautiful mandala papers available here as Instant Download
  • For more ideas on what to use as central inserts, click HERE and take a look to this blog post on the Gratitude Star.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you register at SKILLSHARE using your special coupon, copy and paste this link http://skl.sh/2gwRR3E into your browser address bar to reach the QUILT STAR tutorial directly. 

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