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Thread: Hunter's Star -- I went a little crazy with the quilting

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    Hunter's Star -- I went a little crazy with the quilting

    Here's my first finish of 2013, a Hunter's Star. I used a set of Stonehenge fat quarters. I got so bored making the blocks ... half-way through I was ready to scream. Then, I went a little crazy with the quilting (free motion), and half-way through that, I was again getting very bored and was ready to quit. But, I managed to finish it.

    I wanted to do a quilting design that would be like a whole cloth on the back. I probably could have used a slightly darker bobbin thread, but I'm pleased with the result.

    The batting was a new type for me -- a silk,cotton, bamboo, wood fiber blend; I don't think I'll use it again, as it seemed to give off a lot of lint and "pills".

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    Cathy

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    Wow, you do nice quilting. Love the colors, by themselves each color seems a little blah but all together they look great. You have a good eye for colors. I have to go google Hunter's star now.

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    that is a beautiful quilt. Wonderful job.

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    I absolutely love your quilt and quilting!!!! AMAZING!

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    Well pat yourself on the back, for perseverance.

    GREAT work!
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    I love the way you quilted this.

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    You did a great job on both piecing and quilting. I would love to own that quilt.
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    Love everything about it!
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    That quilt is stunning. Getting bored is why I almost always make scrappy sampler quilts. I have a very small boredom threshold.

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    Very pretty quilt. I recently finished a blue and white Hunter Star ... I like the scrappy look a lot!!!

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    nicely done
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    It's sewww beautiful, great job!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Very nice effect and lovely quilting.

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    Your quilt and work is outstanding!! Nothing boring there!

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    Sorry you were bored, because you made a beautiful quilt!

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    That quilt is certainly worthy of your work.

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    Your quilt is amazing. Colors and quilting are just stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter View Post
    Wow, you do nice quilting. Love the colors, by themselves each color seems a little blah but all together they look great. You have a good eye for colors. I have to go google Hunter's star now.
    Wish I could take credit for this, but the fabrics were in a package of fat quarters, already "picked". I probably woudn't have come up withe the combination myself! I did have to redo some blocks after I was all done, to eliminate one color that just didn't fit. It was a darkish mustard yellow. I just couldn't bring myself to sew the rows together with the yellow ones mixed in!
    Cathy

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    That is a very pretty quilt. I'm glad you managed to finish it.

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    Very pretty love your colors

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    woah, nice job!

    edited to say: and I really love your colors!

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    That is gorgeous!! Great job!!
    Do what you want...Love what you do!!

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    It is awesome and the fun you have quilting this shows in every block. How stiff did this dense quilting make the finished quilt feel or is it still soft?
    peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    It is awesome and the fun you have quilting this shows in every block. How stiff did this dense quilting make the finished quilt feel or is it still soft?
    peace
    I was worried about that, but after washing, it's pretty nice. In fact, I've been planning to give this to my brother and his wife, but I'm having second thoughts about giving it away !
    Cathy

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    Gorgeous quilt and quilting! Love the stonehendge fabrics!!
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