Holiday Quilts: Giant Hunter’s Star

Last month’s quick holiday quilt tops are now finished and in use.  I waited for our first real snowfall to photograph them, and it was worth it.  I enjoyed making these quilts!  When I wrote my Giant Hunter’s Star pattern , I wrote it with an option for using fat quarters, but I hadn’t made one for myself.

I split a fat quarter bundle of the Alison Glass Holiday collection into two different colorways and made a Giant Hunter’s Star from each stack.

The blue/green/gold colorway is such a pretty combination.  I love the festive feel of both quilts, without them being strictly red and green.

Each quilt is quilted with straight lines in a diagonal crosshatch pattern.  I followed seam lines where I could and used my hera marker to make crease lines for all the others.  It was a relatively fast and simple way to quilt them.

I have two favorite prints in this collection, the Kitschy print (left) and the Crossed print (right), so I chose one of each to use on the backs.

For my binding I used the same print on both quilts because I like the stripe.  It’s called Stripe (surprise, surprise!) and works great as a binding.

Now I’m two quilts closer to my goal of having a Christmas quilt at the foot of every bed this holiday season.  It feels great to finish them up, and they were fast, fun projects.

If you’re looking for a quick quilt to make, this pattern is fast and fun, and available here .

Lone Star Tree Skirt Sew Along Finish

Here we are, at the end of the Lone Star Tree Skirt Sew Along!  I’m checking in today to share my finished Lone Star Christmas Tree Skirt.  If you’re not finished yet, don’t stress!  There is plenty of time to finish, or start one before the Christmas rush.  Please join us!  The tree skirt pattern is available here .

I finished the binding and tied a pretty bow, and promptly wished for a tree to wrap it around.

Instead, I contented myself with pulling out a few vintage ornaments.

This project has been a fun one for me.  I added black to the mix, tried new things with my quilting, and got comfortable with this view:

It turns out it’s fun to try new things, including staring at a video camera.  (Especially if something pretty, like a finished quilt project, comes of it) For some reason the ties on this project kind of melt my heart.

No idea why, but they do.

I want to say THANK YOU to all of you who have sewed along with me!  Thanks for your encouragement, your feedback, your questions, your photos, and for purchasing the pattern.

I hope this sew along has made the lone star quilt block less intimidating, and that you’ve enjoyed making one.

As a thank you, I’m offering a 20% discount on all patterns in my Etsy Shop through January 1, 2020.  Just use coupon code THANKYOU2019.

Please share your finished Lone Star Tree Skirts with the hashtags #lonestartreeskirt and #hopefulhomemaker because I love seeing them!

Remember that all posts for this project can be found on the Lone Star Tree Skirt Sew Along page.  The videos will remain on my blog for your reference.

Happy Sewing!
Love, Jennifer

Holiday Giant Hunter’s Star quilt tops

I have a picture in my head of a Christmas quilt on every bed this year, and several more for snuggling near the tree.  The only challenge is, I have a large family so bringing my picture to life will take a lot of Christmas quilts!  Last week I made three Holiday Giant Hunter’s Star quilt tops.

I bought a fat quarter bundle of the Holiday collection by Alison Glass, and although I’d love to do something amazing with it, I decided to make something NOW instead of save the fabric.  My Giant Hunter’s Star quilt has an option to make a 64″ square quilt top from 8 fat quarters and two yards of fabric.

I separated my bundle into pink/red and blue/green/gold, and had enough prints to make a quilt top from each colorway.  They took less than 30 minutes to cut out, and I pieced the quilt tops in just a couple of hours each.

My girls love the pink one, and I like the more understated holiday feel of the blue one.  Both will be perfect for snuggling with.

I’m waiting for backing fabric to arrive, and can’t wait to quilt and bind this pair of quilts!

I also pulled out an Alexander Henry mistletoe print that I have saved for too long.  I paired it with a green solid and made the 68″ square Supergiant Hunter’s Star.  The project went from folded yardage to a finished quilt top in less than two hours.

I’m going to piece a backing from my leftover fabric and a few other greens in my stash, and then the quilting will commence.

What are you making this week?

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