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

                                       

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 hang in his home office - good choice hubby!

Enjoy the rest of the hop!




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70 comments:

  1. Love the blues and the quilting motif looks fantastic!

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  2. Susan, what a great job! I love blue and white quilts; I love star quilts; and I love tutorials especially for how to's on quilting. Thanks for the great inspiration and participating in the hop. =Susan

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  3. It is stunning...there is nothing fresher than blue and white. I am hand quilting a Hunter Star right now.

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  4. One of my favorite stars, although I've never made one myself. Great job, it's lovely.

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    1. Make a small one - then you can mark it off your list!

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  5. Hi Susan,
    This was so worth the wait! I just love the crispness of the blue and white together, and Hunter's Star is one of my favorite blocks. Thank you for the video - you make it look so easy to do and I would not have thought about doing that quilting pattern here but it sure works. Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. You're welcome! The design was actually the third one I came up with. So my tip is, keep drawing until the design looks great!

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  6. Wow...amazing finish. The blue almost shimmers. Well done.

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    1. Thanks! I wish I had more of that blue fabric

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  7. For the first time I suddenly have a huge urge to make a Hunter's star. Thanks for sharing the quilting, gorgeous and very helpful. Probably the bit that makes me want to do one actually. The Chameleon thinks he'd like to turn Hunter's star ..... he's hoping you'll bring this to the Chameleon's party soon! lol :)

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    1. Thanks! Do one, then it's off the list!

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  8. Okay, you really shined on this one, Susan...wow! The blue and white, the design, and the quilting make this a gorgeous star quilt. I love it! Thank you for showing how you made those cute flowers in the quilting and for being the sweetest for joining in the hop. You always make me smile and I appreciate you a ton!

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    1. Thanks so much Carol! It's fun to do these hops - I can make them as simple or complex as I want

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  9. Wow, love this quilt! The blue and white are beautiful, and the quilting is just right! I have a hunter star top to quilt--you have given me good ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh so happy I gave you ideas! Send me a pic when yours is done!

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  10. Just gorgeous like I knew it would be!

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  11. Your quilt is so pretty! I love blue & white quilts! Thank you so much for the small quilting video. You make it look so easy.

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  12. The hunter's star is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. wow this is lovely. I really love your top quilting. you are right, good choice hubby. thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you! Seriously, he wants to keep everything I make!

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  14. Susan, this is really pretty with the crisp hunter star blocks. I must say though, it's your quilting that really soars it over the top. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Carla! Actually, the shape and value changes made quilting it a bit of a challenge. Happy it worked out great!

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  15. Beautiful and I love your quilting tutorials!
    :-)

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  16. What a pretty little quilt! I know the backing fabric is soft and soothing; I had a piece of that for a backing too! Love the quilting.

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    1. Thank you! Originally, this was going to be a baby quilt, but hubby snagged it for the office. So much for the soft backing!

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  17. Lovely quilt! Great combo of fabrics and pattern.

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  18. This was well worth the wait, Susan!!! Awesome job :-) Kudos to you.

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    1. Thanks Preeti! So glad it was worth the wait!

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  19. This is so clear and crisp, and the video for your quilting is amazing. Super all round.

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  20. I've always admired them, but never made one. This is just a gorgeous piece and the quilting is lovely, Susan.

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    1. Thank you! Make it small, and it's off the to-do list

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  21. A Hunter's Star quilt is on my to do list. I think they are so pretty. I love the blue/white combo you used - it's very eye-catching! And I really like how you kept the quilting simple so it doesn't overshadow the design of the quilt. Thanks for showing how to stitch the design!

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    1. Thank you so much for the all-around quilt love - those sweet comments really mean a lot, and keep me going!

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  22. I agree with the pretty gorgeous description of this beauty. Great job.

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  23. That is a beautiful quilt. And your quilting added even more.

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  24. That's a truly marvelous design in the fabrics you chose, and with that quilting pattern. Watching your video really made me miss longarming! Your arrangement of the blocks is just perfect, and your husband made a wise claim!

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  25. So pretty!! But then you've been tempting us for a month with this one.

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    1. But it was worth the wait right??? Thanks again!

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  26. GORGEOUS job!! LOVE your Hunter's Star design!!

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  27. This quilt is amazing and gorgeous! I love the color combination and the quilting; perfect!

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  28. Hi Susan, your quilt really looks great!

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  29. This is a beautiful quilt made in my favourite colour. Thanks so much for the quilting video. It's nice to see how to work the pattern into a real quilt.

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  30. Susan, so perfectly done! I really need to put this one on my list! Perfection!

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  31. Such a cute quilt! I love your quilting on it, too. Very elegant. Lovely meeting you at Market too :D

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  32. Sooo pretty! Enjoyed the quilting video!

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