Friday, May 25, 2018

Hunter's Star Revealed!

Welcome! My day has finally arrived in the Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. Everyone has been incredibly patient waiting for the big reveal of my Hunter's Star - and here it is:

Hunter's Star by QuiltFabrication

Pretty gorgeous, if I do say so myself! I just love the blue and white contrast, and the layout of a center star with others forming an on-point square - all quite striking!

Ready for closeups? 

Hunter's Star Feather/Teardrop Motif Quilting

A very easy feather/teardrop design fits in each triangular shape, with SID around the stars. Here's the design drawn out on vinyl.

Hunter's Star Feather/Teardrop Motif on vinyl

It's a very simple freehand motif to stitch out, and perfect for this funny shaped space in the Hunter's Star. And it can be done with either a domestic or longarm machine. Watch how to stitch it out in the Hunter's Star Feather/Teardrop Motif video:

Make sure to add the little scoops to the feathers to bring them to life!

Hunter's Star Feather/Teardrop Motif

The border quilting is simple piano keys, with a repeated and mirrored feather motif in the corner.

Hunter's Star corner motif

Hard to see, isn't it? No fear - it shows up better on the backside.

Hunter's Star corner motif on the backside

The piano keys are also easier to see on the back.

Hunter's Star quilt backside

If you're just finding the Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop, be sure to check out all of the participants.

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May 22

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May 24

May 25

Maybe you'll want to make your own Hunter's Star - here's more posts about this creation.
Hunter's Star 
Starting a Hunter's Star Quilt 
Hunter's Star Progress Report 
Wish Upon a Star Hop Starts Today 

And hubby quickly claimed this quilt to hand in his home office - good choice hubby!

Enjoy the rest of the hop!

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Linking up with:
Whoop Whoop
Finished or Not Friday
Friday Foto Fun
Crazy Mom Quilts

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Midweek Makers #125

Welcome to Midweek Makers! I've got a lot to share today - how about you? First up, is a quilting sneak peek on my Hunter's Star quilt for the currently running Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop.

Hunter's Star backside quilting

Oh so mean, only giving you the backside!! But trust me, on Friday, May 25, you'll see the whole quilt, plus there will be a quilting video on the pretty motif, suitable for domestic or longarm machines. It will be worth it!
I've also gotten a start on the 5th Grade Quilt from the book Precut Primer (affiliate link).

5th Grade quilt blocks from the Precut Primer book

I put out my "DO NOT DISTURB" sign, and cut and chain pieced 10 blocks in around 3 hours.

And last week, I made the trip to Portland, OR for Quilt Market.

Quilt Market Portland OR 2018

I sat in on Schoolhouse, a full day of different 30 minute classes, and met Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation plus saw all of her quilts from her new book, Stash Statement (affiliate link). This is her version of Regatta, which I'm making from my scraps, to be revealed June 18.

Regatta from Stash Statement by Kelly Young

And to add to all this busi-ness, my oldest kitty, Roscoe, wasn't eating. He's since had a shot to help his inflamed insides, and he's eating better now. But Saturday, he needed his mommy!


To show more love for Roscoe, the features this week are all about critters!
There's bunnies at Quilts Etc,


kitties at Hearts Creation,


birds at Not Afraid of Color,


barn animals at Made by Marney,


and a hedgehog at Tu-Na Quilts.

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Feel free to grab a 'Featured' button everyone!

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Phew! That's a lot of catching up! Now it's your turn to share - just keep in mind the following:
  • Please link directly to your specific post, not your main blog page.
  • Visit and leave a comment to two links: the one before and the one after your own. Everyone loves visitors, comments, and encouragement!
  • Bring a friend! Invite your fellow bloggers to the party by spreading the word! 
  • Please link to on your post.
Most importantly - have a good time!

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Wish Upon a Star Hop Starts Today!

Heads up - another awesome blog hop starts today, with plenty of eye candy to see!


I've teased you with my Hunter's Star blocks, with the full reveal on Friday, May 25. Until then, there a ton of bloggers participating, and we should be super excited to see what they've created!

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May 22

May 23

May 24

May 25

With nine bloggers each day - that's a lot of quilts to see!
Enjoy the hop and come back Wednesday for Midweek Makers, and of course, Friday, for my Hunter's Star reveal.

Happy Quilting!

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