Thursday, January 31, 2008

Day 23 - of 100 Days of Quilts

Hunter's Star - Traditional Quilts to Paper Piece

I found another project from our third book. It is quite a simple quilt, composed of only one block, but by turning it, you suddenly have a star appear. This is also a very old design. I believe that there is a recorded Hunters' Star quilt that was made back in the late 1880's, but it must not have been a popular design, because we are always surprised how many quilters have never seen this pattern.
This is another layout where you can play around with color, and have some fun. The first time I saw a Hunter's Star, it was a scrap quilt, and it looked amazing. You can also use another color in the star piecing to make it really pop out.
Way back in time, when I was first starting to quilt, I wanted to make something for my dad's office, so I chose to do this design, using a dark tan and a dark navy print. It looked really good, and it fit perfectly into a masculine setting.
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annette said...

Oh my goodness - i've made this quilt!!! well not exactly but did make a hunters star with brighter mod fabric. I really love this pattern as it comes together quickly and it looks complicated!

Patchmaker said...

Beautiful! Thanks for reminding me of this pattern!