Thursday, April 30, 2020

REINVENTING THE WHEEL - Hunters Star

  Several months ago....I do mean several

I came upon the idea of reinventing the Hunters Star using the Accuquilt Go die.  I love seeing how I can make something different from these dies, it gives a person several ways to use one die.  By the way Accuquilt has nothing to do with this post, it is my own post.  If you have been a follower for a while, I have many project using the Accquilt dies in different ways than intended.




Here is the quilt....a horrible picture I might add....  I have been taking pictures of this quilt for months and get the same results. 




Here is the picture today...much better




Here it is up close



Here it is closer...see those beautiful fabrics???  Feline Fine by Jackie Kunkle, Island Batik




Here is a blue and white version.  I just love this.  Making this one into a table topper.  Island Batiks fabrics.

What you need to make just this one block is one strip of the blue and one strip of the white 4 1/2" the length of the fabric.

Fold each fabric to where you get four layers.  From the four layers you will make two cuts giving you eight sections each of the Hunters Star die. 






So you would have eight of each of these sections.

Here is the beginnings of the hunters star.  You put two blue halves together and two white halves together.




 You will need eight of these.



Sew the white to the blue.  Do this eight times. 

Sew the segments together as shown above with the white square opposite the white square, you are just flip flopping the segments.

Now you have four squares, hopefully, they look like the one above.





Place the remaining 4 squares together with the white going inward with the blue making the star.




Don't you just love it?  This is 24 1/2" square




Here is my table topper with a 1 1/2" border

I have this little topper in a hoop, I plan to hand quilt it...hummmm  maybe???


16 comments:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

VERY clever!! I have that die but I haven't used it yet - it would be fun to make a "variation" of the traditional block - thanks for sharing - ;))

Gene Black said...

That makes such a pretty design, Barb. I think I like it better than the hunter star it is supposed to make. I love to see your creative uses of the dies.

Kathleen said...

Very clever! I love this...it is funny how those jagged edges won't let you get a good picture.....the blue and white does a great job of helping you see the blocks and definition!

quiltingbydawn said...

Very cool how you used the hunters star pattern to make it new! 💙

QuiltShopGal said...

You are so creative. I love this very stunning version using a Hunter's Star block. I love it. I really want that die, but it is so expensive.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I can really see the design in the blue and white photo. Looks great. I have lots of "hmmmmm maybes" around here. LOL

Barbara said...

Not surprised by your creativity here, nor is Gene! Lol. I do love your table-topper!

Snoodles said...

That blue and white is gorgeous! You do such great things with those dies!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Very fuzzy, prickly and interesting in the green fabrics, while graphic and bold in the blue & white!! Great inventive quilt job!

Let's Get Sewing said...

I love the blue and white block! So pretty.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I'm ashamed to say I have Go! dies I've never even used yet! What I've used has been mostly for crafting! Well anyway...maybe time to get it out again and see what I can do other than circles....lol......I do love the fabric on the yellow/green quilt but the blue/white really shows off the pattern, doesn't it? Lovely work, nonetheless....

Needled Mom said...

That is such a great idea, Barb. I love the block that it makes.

Vicki in MN said...

Oh my that blue one just stands out so pretty!!

Marie said...

Hi Barb. I love the blue and white, so crisp!! I also love that you use your dies so much. I gave all mine to my friend and I hope she will use them. Take care and I love following your blog. Hugs, Marie

Jennifer Gail said...

Really pretty Barb.

KaHolly said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing. Looks like you’ve been extra busy sewing your way through this pandemic.