Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hunter Star Quilt Pattern

I took a class today that was through the Circle of Friends Quilt Shoppe.  It was the Hunter Star class using the Deb Tucker Rapid Fire Hunter Star Ruler.  When you use this ruler it makes the Hunter Star block so much easier to use.  Many patterns for the hunter star use templates, but with the Deb Tucker ruler you don't make any templates and you use only this ruler to make the star pattern.

Norma was our instructor and she had all the parts and pieces up on the design wall.  She used 3 colours as so did many of the gals in the class use 3 colours.  She made the 10 inch square and it was easy to see from anywhere in the room.

I used 3 colours.  I decided to make the 6 inch block.  I think I will make it into a lap size and it will go to yoga with me to use for shavasana, when you lay down at the end of your yoga practice and go into a state of relaxation and cover up to keep warm.

My strips being put together

One row put together.  We followed the instructions
for the ruler.  You can see them
under my strip.

I was able to complete 2 rows at class,
I had pre-cut my strips
so I was a little further ahead then some of
the others.
I am a little disappointed that
the star doesn't show up on the
screen, but it does
in real life.

Here are some photos of the other Hunter Star Patterns
that were put together at the class.

Beautiful Red and Green

Beautiful Mauve's (on the ironing board)

There were a few different fall shaded batiks.

Another Red and Green combo.
This one was a mistake.  She didn't plan on the star
to be the beige colour
doesn't it just pop out on you.

This lovely blue one took a little deciding to do.

She couldn't decide which combination she liked best.
I think she finally decided on the first one.

Hopefully it won't take me too long to finish this lap quilt but with Christmas coming and lots of extra things to do I will probably get it finished in the new year.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Another Christmas Tree

I finished another Table topper with the Christmas Trees.  It is the Christmas mystery 2001.  It is a fun topper to make.  There a lot of small pieces but it goes together quite quickly.

This one isn't as formal as the other one but
the fabric makes it very cheery.

I think the background fabric is really nice since it is tree ornaments
and it looks like they have fallen off the trees.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's Thursday Again

Well it is Thursday again, time for our weekly get-to-gether.  Joyce and I were the only ones for a few hours so we had lots of time to work on her cushions to match her bed scarf.  We did a practice square at first and then used one of the squares that she liked and it worked.

I forgot my camera but this picture will show the outcome.

We had to cut the beige part of the square down and then add the green borders back on and then add the squares that matched the bed skirt.

It was such a feeling of accomplishment when it was finished and it all went together.

This is the bed scarf that she started back in July.  It isn't finished because she was waiting for the green fabric to add as a border.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Tree and Bags

I finished one of the Christmas Tree Table Toppers that I had been working on for a while.  It is 27 inches in diameter, just big enough to go on a round kitchen table.

The pattern said that you should mix the
green fabrics up for the trees
but I decided to make each tree
 the same colour.

I think my nickname should be "The Bag Lady".  I have made another one.  This is called a Quilter's Carry-All from Thimbleberries.  I changed the pattern a little and made the bag a little smaller and also inserted the handles in the top of the bag instead of along the front like the picture shows.

This is what it should have looked like,
I just used the idea.