Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hunter Star, lighten up!

I've had it in the back of my mind to make a Hunter Star quilt ever since I saw one in progress a couple of years ago. So when I saw a class offered at my LQS, I jumped in! What I had not considered is that in those several years, my taste in fabric and design has changed dramatically, and the two colours that I had reserved for this project now leave me completely cold!

My friend and I went shopping for fabric for her quilt, and she wondered why I was leaving my planning till the last minute, more so because there was cutting to be done before the class. I just couldn't get enthusiastic. I did some cutting, went to the class, and struggled with it some more. It was just painful, everything felt wrong. My colours looked too dark and, well, blah! Have you ever had something like this happen? Usually I feel great starting a quilt, and this felt the very reverse!

Yesterday I made more blocks, put them up on the design wall, and now at last  I feel I'm getting somewhere. I've accepted that this quilt won't be made entirely from my stash, an important step in my thinking. Now I've added the lighter pink, and it seems to open it all up. There's still a long way to go, but  I'm back in the right frame of mind, and hoping to stay that way!

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Till next time,



  1. I've seen this pattern and have wanted to try it. I really like your colors and am glad things are finally coming together for you. Can't wait to see it when you're done!

  2. I like it, the lighter fabrics give it good contrast. Sometimes I find that I quilt I don't like is something the person who gets it is really crazy about. Turns out there was a reason for it to be that way.

  3. I think this is fabulous! Keep at it...

  4. Yours look very fire-and-ice! I think it's going together quite nicely. Are you using the ruler or another technique?

  5. Beautiful pattern and I've had that happen sometimes and by time I am done with the quilt....I love it! Thanks for sharing.
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