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Thread: Orion Star in Black & White

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmorethings View Post
    Beautiful isn't that similar to the hunters star?
    Sort of looks like Hunter's Star at first glance. But think this might be easier.
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    Love your quilt!!
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    Sew pretty! You did a super job on this beauty!

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    Very pretty, great choice of fabric and great job on the quilting.

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    Good job. I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy60545 View Post
    The differences between the Hunter & Orion are minute. Hunter has a smaller star in the corners, I think.
    The pattern I used is a Thangle project that I picked up a few years ago. It's been in my bucket list bin for a long time just waiting for the right cloth to come along. It ONLY took 640 2" HST to make this. Thought I'd never get them done! It's a Queen size, & took what seemed like forever to get it all pieced, but the quilting went really fast.
    Sorry to differ but there is a lot of difference between Orion and Hunter's. Orion is a pattern by Eleanor Burns, named after her son and is a combination of the Log Cabin and a standard star with a square center surrounded by four flying geese or eight HST's (sorry don't recall its' name). The Hunter's Star has been around for a long time and there's nothing resembling a Log Cabin in its' construction. Uh-oh, I fear I may have crossed the line from a happy-go-lucky quilter to something akin to the quilt police. BTW, yours is definitely a Hunter's Star.
    Last edited by Delilah; 09-27-2012 at 10:53 AM.
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    Delilah, you're right about EB designing that particular Orion star block, however, if you google both hunter & orion star quilts, you will see the same quilt! So, it can be either!

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    Really beautiful quilt. Love the black and white!

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    Black and White Orion Star

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy60545 View Post
    Here's the last of the quilts I've made for the upcoming guild's quilt show, just off the frame! Now to trim & bind it!! The close up is so that you can see the fabric.
    Is this an easy pattern?
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    Beautiful quilt. Black & White quilts are timeless in my opinion. Thanks for sharing.
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    Kathy, it wasn't a really hard pattern, just time consuming doing all those HST! It was done with 2" finished Thangles.

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    love your quilt

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    Very nice.

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    Oh !WoW!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy60545 View Post
    Delilah, you're right about EB designing that particular Orion star block, however, if you google both hunter & orion star quilts, you will see the same quilt! So, it can be either!
    I too think they are similar, but quilterscache.com traditional block of the Hunters Star is made with templates and/or piecing that connects triangles and rectangular shapes to create the block. Orions Star, as the one shown in this thread, is created with HST's and solid colored squares, arranged similar to Hunters Star. However, when figuring the measurements for Orion's Star, I came up with smaller stars, because of the HST's, than the Hunter's Star traditional block. The points of the stars fall at different lengths on a grid. I was able to re-create an Orion Star block in EQ7 by editing the Hunter's Star block included in EQ7. Can't wait to get this one started. I really love your idea of the black and white colorway.
    As a side-note, Orion was a hunter in Greek Mythology. Hence the Orion Constellation is also called the Hunter Star as it includes the hunter.

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    thanks nanac! That was an excellent explanation of the two! Can't wait to see yours done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy60545 View Post
    Here's the last of the quilts I've made for the upcoming guild's quilt show, just off the frame! Now to trim & bind it!! The close up is so that you can see the fabric.
    Cindy...............Your Orion Star quilt, in black & white, is wonderful!! I love the black & white combination of fabric's & you have put it together with. This is one of my favorite color combination's too. Your quilting looks really terrific & I am sure you will have another ribbon winner with this one too!! Thank you for sharing with all of us here on the quilting board.
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    its very pretty!!!!
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    Your Orion's Star quilt is beautiful. Great quilting job.

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    It looks so much like my Hunter Star that I recently posted: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t200360.html

    What method did you use? I used the Rapid Fire Hunter Star ruler. You did an excellent job!!!

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    beautiful, really is an eye catcher. Barb
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    Very pretty...

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    Great Job!! Love the black and white.

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    Stunning quilt. The fabric adds lots of movement.

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