Scrappy Hunter’s Star – a finished quilt
I finished my Scrappy Hunter’s Star quilt and it sure was fun to do!
I love the colors in the Reminisce fabric collection by Bonnie Christine. This scrappy hunter’s star quilt was made from a layer cake plus 2.5 yards of background fabric. The tutorial is here.
The quilting on this quilt is done by machine and by hand. First I stitched on the seam lines between all the blocks, making a basic grid of quilting before adding any hand stitching.
This quilt is my first experience with adding “big stitch” hand quilting with Perle cotton thread. I stitched around each star, alternating the inside and outside of each diamond to keep the stitching in the background fabric for better visibility. I also used a variety of colors to do it.
After stitching around the stars I added diagonal lines, again in a variety of colors, to finish it off. I love the way it looks, and how it invites you to look a little closer.
For the backing I used my favorite print in the collection, a gorgeous floral bouquet. I went back and forth about the backing and when I found this print on sale, I went for it. The binding is another Art Gallery basics print, a coral pink squares print that finishes the quilt beautifully.