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Thread: Hunter star

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    Super Member Justquilting's Avatar
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    When I first started this block..
    I was going to make a quilt.
    Half way through it.... :shock:
    I thought I'd only make a wall hanging...

    Now I think it's going to be a lonely block... :( :oops:

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    It's a beautiful block. I'm a novice so points that are pointy impress me mightily!

    Maybe it could become a potholder?

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    Thank you!!
    The block is 15" so maybe just a hot pad!! :D :D

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    I'm not sure where you got the pattern, but I think there is an easier way to do it. Look at the block below - 4 of them put together make up the Hunter's Star. It's on my short list of quilts to make...
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    I think the block is beautiful! I've been dying to make a hunter star quilt and have been looking at different methods - I finally decided that I will probably paper piece it. What method did you use and what did you not like about it?

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    The hot pad is a good idea. It's much too nice to hide away somewhere as an orphan.

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    I took a class and made 1 block. Turned it into a wallhanging.

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    I've got one in the works like the photo dunster posted. I bought a book that has several methods to choose from, I selected the strip pieced method. I just started cutting the trapezoids today. I does require a bit of concentration to be sure you butt the seams well and line them up all the same direction before cutting on the bias. Once that's done, I think it will go together quickly. :)

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    I have made one king size and one lap size Hunters Star quilt using diamonds, triangles and trapezoids. This one is very pretty. Nice Job!!

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    Was it that much of a hassle? I think it came out great, but if it made you want to tear your hair out, I can understand wanting to stop at one.

    Maybe you could make some different blocks of the same size and build yourself a sampler....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justquilting
    Thank you!!
    The block is 15" so maybe just a hot pad!! :D :D
    LOL. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    It's still a beautiful block no matter what you decide to do with it.

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    Ohhhhh.... I love the Hunters Star, and the colours you've used are awesome. It would make such a beautiful quilt! ;-)

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    Jeepers--it's so neat looking--was it painful? If so, a hot pad would be lovely. :D

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    Your block is lovely. To pretty to be put aside. It looks hard. Hot pad sounds like a good choice.

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    Lol barnbum.
    Great block. Haven't seen that one I di=on't think. Why not make a few more for practice (not that yours don't look good because they do), but by then you may grow to like the block and voila you have a lap quilt.
    Give to a neighbor or ???

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    It's beautiful. The colors are fantastic. Maybe, over a period of time, you could try another, then another........ Sometimes the blocks get easier as you go. If not, then please don't turn it into a hot pad. Put a border on it and make a small wallhanging for all to see and admire - and they will!

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    That's a pretty spectacular block! I could see it as a pillow, but it really would make an awesome quilt.

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    Hunter's Star is one of my favorite blocks. I paper piece, that's the easiest for me.

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    I love the block!

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    Put a 1 1/2" solid border around and a 3 or 3 1/2" print border next and a solid binding. Your block will be a beautiful 24-25" wall hanging. Single pieced blocks framed with borders also make nice Christmas gifts.

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    I love it.

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    Your block is beautiful, and a hunter star quilt is worth the work. Give it time, it took me almost a year to make mine, just think of it one block at a time and in no time you'll have enough for a quilt.

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    ahhhh poor block :( you did such an awesome job. you should make more

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    Thanks everyone...I'd thank you individually but I haven't figuered out how do it yet.
    I got the pattern from Fons & Porter Mag.
    The only thing that was hard was making sure the hst were pointing in the right direction.
    Because both 4 patches are different.
    I keep sewing the wrong way!! :evil:
    I'll keep it around & make the hst now & then.
    Maybe a quilt after all. :roll:
    But it is easy!!
    Just have to pay attention!!

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    I love that block! It should be with other littler hunter's stars .. :(
    When I sew something for the first time, it is hard. But after that it gets easier.

    The trick is to lay out the block and when you pick up the two that are to be sewn, pin it while you are standing there on the side that is to be sewn. Then lay the two sewn blocks down on the others pick up the next and pin and so on. It is easy to get confused if you don't stay focused that way. Ask me how I know this... LOL! My abstract reasoning is very bad.

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