Friday, April 27, 2018

Starting a Hunter's Star Quilt

Since my quilts for the two upcoming blog hops are done, and I can't show more until my day of the hops, there's nothing left for me to do but start a new project! 

This time, I'm choosing to play with the Studio 180 Design's Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler,

Studio 180 Design Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler

which I had won during a previous blog hop. I've always been curious about this ruler, and happy to have in my ruler arsenal. And I'm going to use it!

I've read through the ruler's instructions, which always a good thing to do before starting any project, whether it's for a ruler or a pattern. It's just a good idea to get an idea of how things are put together. And the instructions for the ruler and the quilt seem easy enough. 

For my first attempt at a Hunter's Star, I'm going to stick to the traditional two color version. No need to get fancy just yet!

traditional Hunter's Star quilt layout

I'm seeing this in a pretty blue, and have pulled out this bit of yardage from the stash, pairing it with white.

blue and white for a Hunter's Star quilt

Oh! And I just noticed that the blue has a white star print in it - even better! Catch you later - I'm off to go play!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I have never made one and I have thought about it - one day?

  2. I have the ruler and I took a class to make a Christmas table runner, but got frustrated with the color placement (or should I say misplacement), so I think you are wise to start with just two colors. I've used lots of other Studio 180 rulers though, in fact I'm working on a storm at sea pattern using 3 different Deb Tucker rulers right now.

  3. Hi Susan,
    Pretty fabrics, and blue and white are just so classic and crisp. I have this pattern on my short list of quilts to make in navy and white. I look forward to seeing yours complete, and your thoughts on the ruler.
    ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. About 8 years ago I started a hunter's star with a well known designer at at class! That was a big mistake. I do believe I have the ruler that you are showcasing and yes I want to make a Hunter's Star and you are making a wise choice to stick to 2 colors! I did not and pre-cut as required and only to find out the cutting instructions were wrong! Looking forward to your progress!

  5. Hi Susan, Have fun! I'm looking forward to hearing about your experience - I think I may have that ruler :-)

  6. Oh you are going to love this, it's so fun!!


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