With fabrics named like these made into a Hunter's Star quilt, how can one go wrong?
I am making this for someone I have known now for eighteen years
without whom my life would not be the same.
Jun 2010: I picked up these fabrics last June (2010) to make this quilt much like my Blue Hunter's Star quilt, This time I am using a different template so the stars will be smaller. I learned my lesson that there needs to be a distinct light-dark flow to the fabrics for things to pop. The Rock Candy intended for the backing will serve this purpose nicely - I hope!! A suitable backing should not be hard to find when the time comes. I will use Dream Puff batting to make it extra light weight & extra warm. Just need to decide on a low density IQ pattern to quilt it. Oh! And find the time!!!
Aug 25, 2011: Cut the 60 blocks thus they are ready to sew.
Aug 26: Piecing today. The angle seams are giving me a run for my money. Dogged determination comes in handy! HA! Finally figured out a way to get my seams exactly like I want them!
Aug 28: Half blocks are done.
Aug 29: Block are done but need trimming
Aug 31: Blocks are trimmed...twice. Quilt will be slightly smaller (56.5" x 83.5") than planned (58" x 86"). Blocks are stacked in 2's and I begin sewing them into a quilt top tomorrow.
Sept 01: Connecting the blocks today. Making progress but not finished yet. There will be ten rows of six blocks each. Almost through with forming the 10 rows.
Sept 02: Got the rows together. Joined two pairs of rows. Have 9 more seams like this matching 13 points on each. All I need is time & lots of it.
Sept 03: Have pairs of rows sewn.
Sept 05: Finished joining the rows and added borders thus the quilt top is finished. Planning a trip to Greensboro on the 10th and will pick out a fabric for the backing while there. Meanwhile, I need to come up with an idea for the quilting design. Hmmm.
Sept 09: Got the backing fabric. Several customer quilts need to be longarmed before I can get back to this one or any of mine.
Sept 19: Pieced the backing.
Sept 28: Made a quick sample star to test the IQ pattern. When I couldn't envision how the quilting pattern I am considering would look, I did a quick sample. This is the fastest, make no effort to do it right, piecing I have ever done. Not bad, huh?
Sept. 29: I woke up with a sneaking suspicion that I did not have binding for this. I did not see it when cleaning up around here. Sure enough, I sent my extra fabric to Joan!! Now she is sending back enough for the binding. And so it goes.
Sept 30: Hmmm. Some things just aren't meant to happen. Joan's package got rejected so it didn't go out yesterday. Going out today means I won't receive it until Monday. I'll just ship it when it is finished as originally planned.
Oct 01: Quilted at last!! And squared.
Oct 03: Binding is attached.
Oct 04: Hand binding.
Oct 05: Finished.
Quilting & Binding
Just got in a beautiful Southern Stars quilt top pieced by Asiyah Kurtz. She lives in Mississippi so what could be more perfect? Welcome to LQS, Asiyah!!
Aug 09: IQ is programmed using Baptist Fan Almost.
Aug 10: Longarm was down all day...
Aug 11: Quilted! Will try for a photo on the bed in the morning when the light is better. Meanwhile, this is also posted on the Quilts page at the top of the Customer Pieced Quilts section.
Aug 12: Posted final pictures!!