May 30 2012

Hunter’s Hunter Star Quilt

No, I didn’t stutter – this Hunter Star quilt is  for my grandson Hunter.

Here are 50 finished blocks with 6 more to go unless . . .

The first plan was a 7 x 8 layout with 6″ finished blocks and a border.  But now I am considering an 8 x 9 layout with a border which would be an additional 16 blocks.

In the picture on the right side is the blue fabric that I was *absolutely sure* was going to be perfect for the border.  The joke is on me because now that I see it with the completed blocks it is terrible.  If this was kindergarten, I would say that it doesn’t play well with others.  The decision of border fabric will wait until I have the middle completed.

I am using the Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star ruler by Deborah Tucker and I would recommend it.  In this method the blocks are sewn over-sized and then trimmed down.  The biggest advantage to this technique is that the blocks go together so easily since each is the correct size.  I did discover that you really need to sew a true 1/4″ seam to get an accurate block.  Since my tendency is to sew a scant 1/4″, I need to pay attention and take a teeny tiny deeper seam.

It has been fun seeing this quilt come together and I see another Hunter Star quilt in my future.


2 Responses to “Hunter’s Hunter Star Quilt”

  1. Sarah says:

    I like the look of this quilt a lot! I think it’s funny that it’s a Hunter Star and you’re using a Deborah Tucker ruler. Coincidence?

    • Marlene says:

      The ruler is a fluke, but Hunter saw the Hunter Star quilt and recognized his name. Of course, I had to make one for him.

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