Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hunter's Star Top - Finished!

Man, I am glad to have this done.
What started as a test block for my sister grew into a queen size quilt - 80x88".
{Yes, the guest bedroom is the toy room. And I own bedskirts. We don't use them because brown recluse spiders will climb them to get into beds.}
There were a lot of bias edges, but the effect is totally worth it.
I used Deb Tucker's Hunter's Star Ruler - if you're going to make this, I recommend it. The instructions are very clear and the ruler is well marked.

The instructions called for 7-8" squares to make the half triangles - I found that 7" still had over 1/2" trimmed off in the end. I ended up using 6.75" - that gave me enough wiggle room with the least waste.
 And oh boy, the waste. Well, not really. Just leftovers. I bought 8.75 yards to make this size. I guesstimate I have about 2 yards leftover from cutting, mostly in chisels, diamonds and triangles. Luckily, Paulette from Sweet P Quilting obviously knew of my plight when she posted about chisels last week. So I've got some ideas.
And now I just have to figure out how to quilt it. And then start on my sister's king size. Eek.
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  1. That is gorgous!!!! I am taking off our bedskirt, we are having lots of scorpians in the house due to the heat/dry weather here in central texas.
    ~Kimberlee, www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

  2. It's a wonderful quilt. And you may wonder what to do with those scraps but I just want to dive right in because those fabrics are so gorgeous. Great job!

  3. Ok that is beautiful and you did a great job, but now I am never going to want to use a bed skirt again. Luckily my bed frame doesn't really allow for a bed skirt. Oh yeah and I am getting out the insecticide this weekend and respraying the house. Ok enough of my fear of bugs back your quilt. The fabrics were also very lovely. Thanks for the suggestion on the ruler.

  4. Your hunter's star quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the note about using a smaller square size as I'll be working on a hunter's star in a few months.

    ::shudder:: (at the recluse problem - yikes!!)