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    Scrappy Hunter Star Block Swap

    SCRAPPY HUNTER STAR BLOCK SWAP
    Welcome to our Hunter Star block swap. I’ve hosted block swaps in the past and am excited to offer another swap. We will be making scrappy Hunter Star blocks 8 ½” unfinished using the easier method. ((see below)). I would like to see how much interest there is.

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    Please use any one print for the units shown in ‘gold’ and a white, white tone-on-tone or other light-colored fabric for the other half of the quilt block.

    Print fabric: (same print per block)
    4 ½” square

    Light colored fabric: (same print per block) A very small print is okay.
    4 ½” square

    8 Half Square Triangles (HST’s) 2 ½” from the print/light background fabric.

    We will be making these blocks in sets of six. You may make/send as many as 6 sets of six blocks (36 blocks) to be swapped.

    The mailing deadline will be August 15th. Please include $6.80 for a return Padded Flat Rate Envelope.
    BE SURE to include your full mailing address. We will be making and swapping Hunter Star blocks each month so we all will have a great scrappy assortment for our quilts!!

    Let’s get started!!
    Jane

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    Do you have a link to the block in this size?
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

    Winter I Spy Swap

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    Nope. There is no link. I provided a picture and measurements. Google Hunter Star quilts and you'll see lots of examples.
    Jane

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    These will make gorgeous quilts! I'd love to join, but let me see if I can get them made in time, first. Craft fair season is just around the corner, and I have sooooo much to do ... plus I'm in both groups in the Boom swap. Aaahhh! Not enough hours in the day! I'll let you know well before the mailing deadline.

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    Moonrise!!! So nice to hear from you. Right now, I'm trying to get a 'feel' for how much interest there is. I'm thinking we would need at least 8-10 swappers for this to work well.

    We'll see - - - - - -
    Jane

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    You said each month we will make a set. How many months will this go for? Thanks

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    So we end up with a scrappy quilt made up of 36 same blocks times the number of months this goes on & ends up with what approx size quilt?

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    Thanks for choosing the easy pattern of hunters star.....

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    Another question: Is the commitment by-the-month, or do we have to commit to a certain number of months? Thanks!

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    Good questions, ladies - -

    I will offer this monthly swap as long as people want to participate. There is no long-term commitment. It's month-to-month.

    For example, if you make/swap 36 blocks/month x 6 months = 216 blocks!!! Wow!!!

    That would make a king-sized quit approx. 108" square. ((and it would be gorgeous!!!))

    Now you certainly don't HAVE to make 36 per month. That's just an example and you don't HAVE to necessarily participate for 6 months. So many variables!! So many decisions!!

    You may participate as long as you like!

    Hope that helps - - -
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    I have never participated in any swaps. Do all the hunter stars have to be the same? As in your example above-do all 6 have to be the same; gold and white? Or could they be 6 different colors; like one gold and white; one teal and white; etc?

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    I have been 'googling' hunter star quilts and they're GORGEOUS!! I'm just finishing up another swap on another forum so I will have to see how If I get time to look at this. but hey, wouldn't it be a lovely quilt!! here is a random picture I've found... it's from annalenaland.com
    Hugs all, and happy sewing!! xxx Jacquie xxx
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    I am interested in trying a swap on these blocks. see the link below I found of a scrappy hunter star quilt using white as the background color it is beautiful !!!
    http://hopefulhomemaker.com/2014/04/...-cake-pattern/
    Last edited by frustratedquilter40; 07-23-2016 at 06:38 PM.
    ​Christine

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    So are you saying every month will be a Hunter Star or each month will be a new block?

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    Christine, that's gorgeous!! Really 'fresh' looking!!
    xxx Hugs jacquie xxx

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedquilter40 View Post
    I am interested in trying a swap on these blocks. see the link below I found of a scrappy hunter star quilt using white as the background color it is beautiful !!!
    http://hopefulhomemaker.com/2014/04/...-cake-pattern/
    Jacquie xxxxx

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    Thinking about doing this.

    Are the six blocks the same? Or should they be different?

    Is August 15th the date we mail to you or ???
    "I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them." ~ Author Unknown but I agree!

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    Thanks for the post!
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    I have been wanting to do a hunters star. count me in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedquilter40 View Post
    I am interested in trying a swap on these blocks. see the link below I found of a scrappy hunter star quilt using white as the background color it is beautiful !!!
    http://hopefulhomemaker.com/2014/04/...-cake-pattern/

    Yes, it's a beautiful quilt. I really like her work. Notice, however, it's the other technique using trapezoid units and lots of bias edges - - -
    Jane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie View Post
    So are you saying every month will be a Hunter Star or each month will be a new block?
    Each month you'd make & receive more scrappy Hunter Star blocks. You may participate as long as you like!
    Jane

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    [QUOTE=Evie;7609743]Thinking about doing this.

    Are the six blocks the same? Or should they be different?

    Evie - would love to have you participate! Your blocks should each be different; one red/light background, one purple/light, one yellow/light, etc.

    Yes, August 15th is the mail-to-me date.



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    Here are a few more examples:





    Jane

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    One more question: Should we make it a requirement (for consistency) that we use the HST method Jane states in post #1, as opposed to the method shown in Christine's post #13 http://hopefulhomemaker.com/2014/04/...-cake-pattern/ ? I think it would make a big difference if we use two different methods. Yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jclinganrey View Post
    Yes, it's a beautiful quilt. I really like her work. Notice, however, it's the other technique using trapezoid units and lots of bias edges - - -
    I saw she used a different method. I know you want us to use the method you posted on the first page. I just wanted to show how beautiful a scrappy hunter star would look with light background but all different fabrics for the darker color of the block. I am going to make a block to make sure it measures and looks good enough to swap. Will see if I get the chance tomorrow pulled a muscle in my back cleaning the windows on the outside of the house so the stairs to my sewing room were out of the question today.
    ​Christine

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    Yes, we're using the technique I posted on the first page (the easier technique). 2 4 1/2" squares and 8 2 1/2" HST's.
    Jane

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