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Thread: My 1st Hunter Star Project

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    My 1st Hunter Star Project

    Hello, I'm trying my hand at the hunter star pattern and the couple asked for navy blue, spring green and white for their colors. I pulled these fabrics from my stash and made up one block to see how they looked. At 1st I was going to have the blue/green leaf star point against the blue/white section but that looked too busy so I switched it out with the navy batik star point. Now that star point looks lost again the blue/white fabric. What do you all think?
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    I'm working on that pattern right now. From the one block I can't really tell. I love your fabrics, sorry I'm not more helpful on this.

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    Hunter's Star

    I would say without seeing more that it will be too busy. Remember this is just my opinion. I love the Hunter's Star pattern.
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    I love the fabrics but I wish we could see more before making a decision

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    I agree with the others. After looking at one block (and realizing I needed to turn up the brightness on my screen to see it more clearly) I would make enough to see the whole star before forming a complete opinion.

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    I would replace the navy blue with white because I think the blue will get lost.
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    I would also say make a full star before deciding. It may show up beautifully once you get the 4 blocks together. Or you could hold a couple mirrors in the corner of the one block to see what the outcome will be

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    As a follow up I just wanted to show you the one that is on the design wall right now to give you an idea of that it may look like if you were to add the white as opposed to the blue.

    Hope it helps.
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    Mirrors in planning.

    This is a perfect spot to use a couple flat mirrors. Imagine that two square mirrors are joined by a hinge. Place that "hinged" joint a the corner of the block to get a quick idea of what the block's going to look like when joined together. Also a really quick way to get an idea of changing up the joining of the blocks (simply relocate the mirrors to another corner). This works well when you don't have the fabric, time, want to make more of potential blocks.

    Edited to add: By the way, I really love the block the way you have shown it. I believe when put together, it will have a subdued, but very elegant look.
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    I think I would like more contrast.
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    I love your fabrics and can't wait to see more. You may need to do a few more blocks to get the feel for it.

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    After reading your replies I agree something needs to change so I made up a mox-up layout in EQ7 and of course I forgot to change a couple star points in the 2nd row middle section but I think you can get an idea. Using the same fabrics but in different locations. Think this will be more pleasing. I tried to scan the actual fabrics to give a better idea. Don't know if this makes it look better or worse.
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    Your color combination is very interesting and I am sure will be beautiful. I will be anxious to see more of this project.

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    Putting white where the dark navy is now will really brighten it up and make it pop.

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    Can't wait to see it finished!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snooze2978 View Post
    Hello, I'm trying my hand at the hunter star pattern and the couple asked for navy blue, spring green and white for their colors. I pulled these fabrics from my stash and made up one block to see how they looked. At 1st I was going to have the blue/green leaf star point against the blue/white section but that looked too busy so I switched it out with the navy batik star point. Now that star point looks lost again the blue/white fabric. What do you all think?
    You need more contrast in your fabrics. It took me awhile to “find” the star points you were talking about. These fabrics blend into each other too much and you lose the legs of the star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester the bunny View Post
    As a follow up I just wanted to show you the one that is on the design wall right now to give you an idea of that it may look like if you were to add the white as opposed to the blue.

    Hope it helps.
    I love all the colors!
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    These fabrics are stunning. I like the change you made based on Chester's recommendation....this will be a very elegant quilt when done, as someone already pointed out.

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    I'm working on one right now and I agree with others who have said that there's not enough contrast between the dark blue and the dark green, although they're beautiful fabrics. Your mocked-up software version is better.
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    I'm going to thank everyone for helping Suz. It was a lot of help for me too!
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    All of them are beautiful.
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    Snooze, I really like your mock-up version, color choices and placement, it is going to be beautiful !!
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    Here is the final mock-up layout...........only came up with 6 total before I was satisfied with it. Even photo'd the actual fabric so you have a better idea. Let me know what you think of my choice of layouts. With this layout the blue/white fabric is separated from the green/blue leaf fabric with the navy blue batik fabric. Hope you like this latest mock-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snooze2978 View Post
    Here is the final mock-up layout...........only came up with 6 total before I was satisfied with it. Even photo'd the actual fabric so you have a better idea. Let me know what you think of my choice of layouts. With this layout the blue/white fabric is separated from the green/blue leaf fabric with the navy blue batik fabric. Hope you like this latest mock-up.
    Looks fantastic! I love your choice of fabrics!

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    I would change the colours again, so blue with the green and white with the navy/white
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