Hunter’s Star Class

At the beginning of May, my guild (Tarheel Quilter’s Guild) hosted a workshop by Jane Godshall on how to do a “Rapid Fire” Hunter’s Star.  I don’t get to attend classes near as often as I would like, so I jumped on the opportunity!

My travel machine is my trusty Featherweight.

Featherweight sewing

The rapid fire method to make these blocks isn’t very intuitive, but it does produce an accurate block that is pretty easy to assemble and chain piece.

These aren’t my normal colors, but this quilt is intended to be a gift.  Can I finish by Christmas?  We’ll find out!

Hunters star traditional arrangement

One of the fun things she had us do was to layout our blocks in different variations other than a traditional Hunter’s Star.

Alternate hunters star

It was interesting to see how different you could make these blocks look!

alternate hunters star

This was a demo quilt brought by the teacher.  I like the layout, and am thinking about doing this for my quilt.  I just need to decide what fabric I want to use as my light.

Jane Godshall Hunters Star

One of my friends from the guild is much further along on her work – Aby from Aby Quilts.  She is combining the Hunter’s Star with a LeMoyne Star and it’s looking really good!

Thanks Tarheel Quilters Guild for a fun day!  I was very thankful that I had the opportunity to learn a new technique and spend a day with a great group of ladies 🙂

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7 Replies to “Hunter’s Star Class”

  1. How wonderful to be able to get out and take a class; I don’t get many of those opportunities, either. It sounds like it was a good learning experience, and it is super fun to see some of the alternate layouts, too.

  2. It sounds like you had a lot of fun. I really enjoy seeing the different layouts blocks can make. Quilts with stars in them is kind of an obsession of mine I should really try doing one of these.

  3. Love your Hunter’s Star. It’s one of my favorites but, like you, I didn’t find the ruler very intuitive … much prefer the traditional method. The alternate settings are very interesting, will need to try sometime.

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