Friday, May 4, 2018

Hunter's Star Progress Report

The day before I flew off on my vacation, I squeezed in some calming quilting time and worked on the beginnings of a Hunter's Star quilt.


Hunter's Star trapezoids

And that's as far as I got. Which really is pretty good, considering these are the tricky parts that really use the ruler.


second cut of Hunter's Star trapezoids before trimming

The instructions for using the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler are clear, with great diagrams for both left and right hand cutters. Plus there are instructions for 2, 3, and 4 colors in this quilt. How cool is that? All that's left is a bit of imagination!


Basic Recipe for Hunter's Star

Since this is my first time making a Hunter's Star, I choose to use the Basic Recipe in 2 colors, blue and white.


fabric choices for a 2 color Hunter's Star

Can you tell this will probably end up being another baby quilt?? Still need to build up the stock of boy quilts!

So, when I'm recovered from jet lag, I'll proceed with the next steps in making the Hunter's Star by attaching the trapezoid units to some HST's. Then I'll be off and running with blocks, and before you know it, a quilt top! That really is Rapid Fire!

I'll post a sneak peek next week on Midweek Makers, with the full reveal May 25 when it's my day of the Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop. And stay tuned for the X-Block quilts reveal on May 7 - there will be lots to see!

Have a great weekend quilting!



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6 comments:

  1. neat - I have never made this pattern for some reason

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  2. You will be done before you know it, especially with 2 colors.

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  3. I am making this too! I am using solid red and white for a Christmas quilt. I love using this ruler! Yours looks great!

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  4. Hi Susan,
    Love these two colors together and LOVE Hunter's Star. I'll be back for both the sneak peek and the reveal. ~smile~ Roseanne

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