Hunter Star quilts
This weekend was our monthly quilt club sewing weekend. I look forward to this weekend every month and I get a little cranky if anything prevents me from spending both days there. I do get a lot done but I always come away with about 10 more ideas for new things but mostly we tell stories and laugh. I try to use those days to work on veterans quilts. I keep the projects packed up and only work on them there.
The first thing I did was finish up this Hunter Star quilt. It started as gradient that I had dyed for another project. It was similar to the Sugar Maple gradient. I added some orange, yellow and green from my stash and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. I cut it with the Go! Hunter Star die. With the die I can cut out a quilt like this in less than an hour.
But I learned one BIG lesson. This quilt needs to be done in the equivalent of 2 color. It's important to keep up with the way the seams are pressed and a totally scrappy version is a headache from that perspective. So I did a better job on the next one.
This one is going to be very manly. It's made with Crossroads and Earthworks Stash Packs and I paired it with a pale gray from my stash. I probably won't get this one finished until February but I'm going to love it.
This week our friends from England arrive to stay for a couple of months. Laura likes to spend a lot of time in the sewing room so we should get lots done. This week will be a little light on quilting because we are getting ready to take a little trip Saturday but I should have something to share every day.
12/17/2019 07:29:14 am
Oh I love both of them tho! That bright one might have caused a headache or two putting it together - but WOW! Its beautiful - and the manly one is outstanding!
12/17/2019 07:36:57 am
Orange and green are not favorite colors of mine, but the quilt turned out great! The contrast in the manly one looks sharp!
12/17/2019 11:40:05 am
I love the green and orange combination. My colors. I hope you'll post when it's quilted.
12/17/2019 05:44:15 pm
I wouldn't have thought to put orange and green together in a quilt, but it sure is effective! The pattern looks really intricate too. As I remember you and Laura get up to all sorts of fun together so I'm looking forward to reading all about your adventures.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.