New Quilt in Progress: Scrappy Hunter’s Star


What should one do while procrastinating on a quilt?

Start another one!

Lately I’ve felt zero motivation to make progress on the 60 degree triangle quilt I started in… February!!!???Fabric Amy Butler Violette Alison Glass Sunprint layer cake

While I can’t pinpoint an exact cause for this, I’m guessing it’s because the thought of making a queen size quilt still sort of freaks me out.

It’s been a few months since I’ve touched the triangles, because I’ve been working on other sewing projects and garments.

Then I saw this Scrappy Hunter’s Star tutorial from the Hopeful Homemaker. I totally flipped! And ingenious – slicing apart layer cakes to form each block. GREAT tutorial and easier to cut and piece than it looks.Fabric Amy Butler Violette Alison Glass Sunprint layer cake scrappy Hunters Star quilt block Carolyn Friedlander ArchitexturesIt seemed almost like fate, because I’d recently ordered an Amy Butler Violette layer cake.

However, I didn’t want to be so matchy-matchy. Originally, I found myself trying to decide between Violette and an Alison Glass Sun Print fat quarter bundle. Then I realized the color palettes in both lines actually worked together.

For background fabric, I’m using a mix of the white Sun Print and Carolyn Friedlander’s Architexture Schematic in Grey fabrics.

Fabric Amy Butler Violette Alison Glass Sunprint layer cake scrappy Hunters Star quilt block Carolyn Friedlander Architextures arranging blocksNow at 11 blocks and counting…

For a throw size quilt, I’m going to need 80 blocks. Each block takes about 25 minutes to piece, which means I’ll need to dedicate over 33 hours for just the top. Ironing and cutting I’d estimate at around 7 to 8 hours and I’m still not done.

Real labor of love here. and I don’t even have an intended purpose for this quilt.

Also, I’m participating in this week’s WIP Wednesday over on Freshly Pieced

See you next time!

– Jennifer





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