Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WIP - Ethan's Hunter's Star Quilt

This week I have been getting heaps ticked of my to-do list.  Most of it extremely boring and not blog worthy - such as piecing backings for quilts.  But after I got a few flimsies ready for quilting I gave myself permission to do something fun.  

Last year after seeing this quilt in Sew Scrappy Vol. One, I fell in love and I made it for my Mum out of Pom Pom de Paris.  

No photo of my quilt, but I was so happy with it - it was absolutely gorgeous.  After making Mum's quilt I was totally in love and decided that I needed one for myself so I made one in blue using Deb Tucker's Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler.  Again, no photo of the blue quilt yet - it is with Mum waiting to be quilted next month.  But, the love affair with the Hunter's Star continues because I decided that two just weren't enough and now I am making one for Ethan in French General's La Petite Ecole (the fabric that made me cry like a big loser as I confessed here).  Hunter's Star Quilts for everyone!!

I really like the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Ruler.  With it you make the blocks slightly over-sized and then trim them down afterwards.  There is something satisfying about slicing off all your crooked unsightly edges and having a nice little pile of trimmings to show for your efforts.

And here are all the blocks nicely squared up and laying in rows ready to become a quilt.     


So, that's WIP Wednesday.  With any luck it will become a Friday finish before too long.  I am linking up with Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday and Freshly Pieced WIP Wedesday.  Head on over to check out more crafty goodness.


  1. Just lovely! I really like your fabric combination.

  2. Love the La Petite Ecole in this quilt. It's a great design.

  3. Gorgeous pattern. That ruler sounds like a great buy.

  4. I love that fabric range too, great quilt top!

  5. You are just so clever.........I don't know how that happened:-)

  6. I've always loved the Hunter Star....and yours is lovely

  7. Lovely. I haven't heard of Hunter Star before but I love the way it looks.

  8. For a small fee I can let you have a photo of my gorgeous PPdP Hunter's Star quilt:-)

  9. I can't wait to see it once it's finished! Love the colors you chose.


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