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May OMG 2017 Update

My OMG/UFO goal for May was to work on project number 11, drawn by Patchwork Times.

My number 11 is a Hunter’s Star quilt.

I wanted to get the backing sewn and the quilt top pin-basted.

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Done! I made the binding, too.

I also wanted to get the top quilted.

Hunter's Star

I stitched in the ditch to stabilize the quilt layers (but mostly to procrastinate while I thought about how to quilt this thing).

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Not done; but I have made good progress.  I have a few more days left this month, so I  will work on it as I can.

Work hours increased, and I actually had some days of golden sunshine.  I could not stay indoors!

I also took time out to make luggage tags for an upcoming trip.

Luggage Tag

Luggage Tag

I found a few more kaleidoscope stars that I haven’t pieced. 

All of the stars are cut from the same cloth (I wish I could tell you what company the fabric is from, or even what year, but I can’t.  I don’t know).

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Looks like another UFO is born!

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts and Patchwork Times.

May OMG 2017 Goal

Judy, at Patchwork Times, announced #11 as the UFO goal for May.

My number 11 is a Hunter’s Star quilt.

Hunter's Star Quilt Top

This quilt was begun as an Inklingo project in 2013.

You can see close-ups of the kaleidoscope stars in a blog post about this quilt here.

My goal for May is to get this Hunter’s Star quilt top pin-basted and quilted. But first, I have to find it somewhere in the sewing studio.

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts and Patchwork Times. While there, I will see what others are up to for May.

Hunter’s Star Part 2

One fourth of the Hunter’s Star quilt is complete:

One-Fourth of the Quilt Top

I prefer to sew my blocks into quarter sections, rather than row by row.

A slideshow of the stars.  I didn’t get them all lined up perfectly when I stacked them and rotary cut them, but I’m still happy with them.

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I think 60 degree diamonds make better stars, too, but I was determined to make a Hunter’s Star quilt.

Almost finished with the top:

Hunter's Star without Borders

Borders added! 

Hunter's Star Quilt Top

I like it!

For Hunter’s Star Part 1, click here.

Hunter’s Star Part One

I caught kaleidoscope fever, and I’ve wanted to create a Hunter’s Star for quite a while now.  Why not combine the two?

I purchased the Inklingo Hunter’s Star 9 Inch collection sometime ago.  I also received a wonderful design book for free!

I used both Inklingo and Electric Quilt to design my quilt.   It isn’t vital to use either one of these programs, but I do love my quilt toys!  You can certainly use graph paper and colored pencils.

Hunter's Star

This paisley is the fabric that I chose for my stars.  The white lines are chalk marks…I forgot to take a picture before I started marking fabric repeats.

Paisley Fabric

I’ve cut squares of fabric that I iron onto freezer paper and, using Inklingo, and my printer, will yield lots of diamonds to stitch.

Printed diamond shapes (very little waste here).

 Printed Diamonds

All of the fabric printed and ready to rotary cut and sew.

 Printed Diamonds

More shapes printed onto fabric that is backed with freezer paper.

Inklingo Printed Shapes

Printed, cut and sorted.  I’m ready to sew!

 Cut and Sorted