Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hunters Star Watercolor Quilt

Here's another way you can have fun with the Hunter's Star block. Each quarter is 16 squares by 16 squares with 8 different fabrics in 2 color or shade groups. If you use 2 inch finished squares (perfect for jelly rolls), you'll have a beautiful watercolor quilt for a table top or as a wall hanging in no time.

I've done a similar quilt in Christmas fabrics - reds and greens - and it was great and very festive.

Happy Quilting,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Scrappy Hunters Star Quilt

In this design, there are 4 fabrics chosen from each of 2 color groups to make each block. To use the Hunter's Star fabric calculator, choose the special ruler method and you'll have to divide all the fabric and pieces instructions by 4.

Happy Quilting,

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Quick Hunters Star Throw - Part 4


  1. If the number of binding strips are greater than 1, sew strips together by laying ends right sides together forming an L.
  2. Sew on diagonal where fabrics cross from upper left to lower right.
  3. Trim excess to ¼ inch.
  4. Repeat to make a continuous strip; press seams open.
  5. Fold and press strip lengthwise in half wrong sides together.
  6. Leaving a 5 inch tail, sew binding to quilt top matching raw edges with a  ¼  inch seam allowance.
  7. Stop  ¼  inch before corner with needle down.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Quick Hunters Star Throw - Part 3

Sandwiching Quilt

You will need a backing fabric of at least 88 by 64 inches, but a bit larger would be better.
  1. Place pressed backing right side down on a flat surface large enough to lay flat; tape in place at sides, then corners.
  2. Lay batting on top of backing and smooth wrinkles; tape in place at sides, then corners. (If using slippery batting, spray baste to baking and top.)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Quick Hunters Star Throw - Part 2


  1. Cut and/or piece 2 strips of border fabric the length of quilt top measuring from middle.
  2. Sew borders to sides using ¼ inch seam.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Quick Hunters Star Throw - Part 1

This Hunter's Star throw measures about 84 by 60 inches finished and used 2 fabrics for blocks and borders. Use the Hunter's Star fabric calculator with the following settings for fabric requirements and instructions to make the blocks:
24 inch block
2 columns
3 rows
The other settings can be set to your preferences.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hunters Star Fabric Calculator

Just added at www.myquiltgenie.com a new fabric calculator and layout previewer for the Hunter's Star quilt block. You can choose from 4 different methods of making half square triangles, from 1 to 100 blocks with sizes from 4 to 36 inches and 5 different fabric sizes.

Hunter's Star quilt block fabric calculator

Happy Quilting,