hunters star next on deck

The king has been bound, washed, dried (in the beautiful Texas sun!) and I began the thread cutting process last night.  I also finished the backing for my cathedral quilt that was put on the back burner earlier this year. If I can get Mr. Texas Quilting to lend his expertise, then I’ll have it basted tomorrow and ready for quilting.

In the meantime, the daughter had a request for a twin sized XL quilt.  I gave her the choice of a log cabin or variation thereof, or hunter’s star since I have Accuquilt dies for both of those.  She went for hunter’s star – fine by me.  I just made a quick table runner using that in January so this should be easy peasy.

I ordered the fabric – I’ll use 3 colors instead of 2 – and realized after it was too late that I should’ve at least checked with my LQS to see what fabric options they had. I’d heard about a sale on Kona solids and grabbed it without thinking.  Ack!  I’ll make sure to get the backing from one of the local stores, and same if I end up using a border on it.

File Apr 08, 8 57 01 PM I’m not sure how others organize their projects but I like to use a planner not just for quilts but for work and life in general. I used a Franklin planner for years (then Franklin-Covey) and now I use their iPad app, Benjamin. I’m not so much about checking things off the list as I am about remembering what it is that I have planned in the first place! For instance, this doesn’t even have my red/black/white/grey fabric on here which means I need to update this.

For quilts that I’m working on my own – like the college quilt, I’ll itemize the individual steps in the process like pick pattern, buy fabric, cut, piece, baste, quilt, bind,  etc.  For the 3 sew-alongs that I’m doing, it varies based on how much organization I need for that specific project.

And in the meantime, it looks to be a beautiful weekend so I’ll probably be outside enjoying it and not inside at the sewing machine for much of the day!

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Maxine says:

    Have always wanted to do the Hunter’s Star- this looks great, did you make one for your daughter?

    1. I’m still working on the hunters star for her. I had run out of the white fabric because I estimated. It came in last Friday so I’m going to start it back up again this week!

  2. Amanda G says:

    This one is on my list of “to someday do.” It looks beautiful!

  3. Hmmm…based on your blog posts, I suspect you never sleep, you are one prolific quilter! Awesome!

    1. Haha! I will have plenty of time to work on a quilt today over lunch; was headed out the door to run errands and…found out my car has a dead battery. Seriously though, I sew early mornings and after work pretty frequently.

  4. Thank you for this great post. It’s always fascinating to get an insight into how someone organises their sewing.

    1. Thanks! I’m not sure how others do it, but thus works well for me.

  5. You’ll be very busy!

  6. slfinnell says:

    Now I’m going to have to make that Hunters Star pattern. The Family (long line of Hunters) are going to insist if they hear of it first!!! Pressures on!
    Yours is beautiful btw!
    Stephanie Finnell from

    Stephanies Stuff

    1. It’s a pretty pattern, and also not challenging to do. It’s particularly striking in 2 highly contracting colors, like red/white, blue/cream, etc.

  7. treadlemusic says:

    Hunter’s Star is definitely in my “fave” category! And with a die-cutter it would be a snap!!!! Can’t wait to see how this progresses…….

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