So how many of you ever wanted to make a Hunter's Star quilt? How many have made one? Well, I fall into the first category. I have always wanted to make one, but just never got around to it. But this past November, while on my quilting retreat, one of the ladies was busily making one all week long. Terry had a neat little ruler that made it really simple to create the Hunter's Star block.
We were all very intrigued and almost everyone at the retreat ended up purchasing this ruler. It is called the Petite Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler
from Deb Tucker
. It allows you to make this block in any size from 5" to 8". She also has a larger ruler too.
Anyway, so my favorite LQS, Quilting By The Yard
, was doing a class with this ruler. So I rounded up the girls and we took the first class last Tuesday. It was a lot of fun and I just can't say enough about this ruler. It really gives you perfect results and you strip piece the whole thing!!
Here you can see me using the ruler to cut my first trapezoid. You first cut the strips and then just align your ruler and cut.
Then using the lines again on the ruler, you flip it and cut again.
Until you have your trapezoids cut and then you join them to another strip. This strip will form the diamonds which will become the stars.
Here are my trapezoids all joined to the "star point" strips. Kind of looks like prayer flags a little.
You press them open and then align your ruler again and cut them apart. This is what forms the star point.
In this photo, you can see where I had cut them apart and now have joined the other side of the trapezoid to the opposite "star point". Everything does get trimmed up later.
I did get to the point where I made one block, but I am saving those results for later. We have one more class next week and I will let you see it then. But I highly recommend this method! Very speedy and accurate!!
In other news, lots of new goodies in my online shop
!! Kona Cotton
fat quarter bundles, roll ups, charm packs, NEW Kaffe Fassett
fabrics, and Martha Negley
fabrics as well. Just go HERE
to check it out.
Also, my newest Podcast Episode #9
is out. I talk about the value of having the correct quilting tools and highlight some of my favorite. Just click HERE
to listen or go to iTunes to download.
Until Next Time...