I had bought the blue and green batiks back when I lived in Miami after finding a pattern in a magazine. I had barely started to cut out the bits way back but then it sat in a drawer for years until I found out about Deb Hunter's Rapid Fire Hunter Star on youtube and then found the ruler itself at a distant quilt store.
|I have half of the 120 required blocks already done...just this last bit needs pressing open. |
And the other 120 halves are half done.
I cut out 75% of the pieces I would need before retreat and was just a stitching machine...which has continued in short spurts since then. There was a lot of cutting/trimming with this method but the strip piecing method was very frugal with my batiks and there is plenty of fabric left so I might be making this quilt a smidge better so it hangs over *my* mattress better.
|Option #1 - traditional HS|
|Option #2 - large blocks of color|