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.
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!
One of the fun things she had us do was to layout our blocks in different variations other than a traditional Hunter’s Star.
It was interesting to see how different you could make these blocks look!
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.
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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WiP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced, Let’s Bee Social Wednesday @ SewFreshQuilts, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, Quilty Thankful Thursday @ Quilting Jet Girl, Whoop Whoop Fridays @ Confessions of a Quilt Addict, Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Ft. Worth Fabric