Monday, November 15, 2010

Rapid Fire Hunter's Star

Hello Everyone,

First, I must apologize for my silence in replying to comments. I have been away on a wonderful quilting retreat for a week and tried hard to stay away from the computer. So please accept my apologies. This is not like me...

But I did have a wonderful time and was able to get tons accomplished!! I was pleased. This week is going to be a fun one on my blog because there will be a giveaway in relation to this post and Wednesday's post. So be sure to check back on Wednesday for the giveaway!!

Onto one of my big accomplishments at the retreat...


I bet many of you remember my previous posts on my black and white Hunter's Star quilt. You can find them by clicking here and here and here.

I began this quilt for my daughter as she has requested a black and white and teal quilt. I was able to get the body of this quilt complete at the retreat. I was very excited about this.


It was done with the wonderful tool... The Petite Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler! This ruler is the ONLY method, in my eyes, to create a Hunter's Star. No diamonds or trapezoids to cut. Really easy. You can find this ruler in my shop, here. And I do show some detail using it in my previous post here.

This ruler was created by my friend Deb Tucker of Studio 180 Designs. You will be able to listen to her on my Podcast on Wednesday when the podcast becomes available.


Anyway, I created this quilt with many, many different black and white fabrics from my stash. I really love the look of this and hope my daughter will too. But you might be asking yourselves, where oh where is the teal?

That will be in the border. It is going to be a pieced border using the Tucker Trimmer, another tool by Deb Tucker!!

But UH OH... What happened to my quilt??????


While I was piecing the blocks together, my good friend Justine snuck in a piece of Hunky Men Christmas fabric!!! I think she thought it either needed a little more color or possibly a little more intrigue.


Here they are close up, just in case you were wondering just how hunky they were!


As per our entire quilting retreat, here I am posing with my best Wilson (aka Anna) pose!

Stay tuned for Wednesday's BIG giveaway!!!

Until Next Time....

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44 comments:

Staci said...

The quilt is stunning!

The hunky men are rather creepy, aren't they?

Staci said...

I know this is probably not the place for this, but can I ask a question about the Essex linen? I'm intrigued by it, and wonder, how badly does it fray when you are working with it? Also, once the quilt is washed, how wrinkly is it? Does it wrinkle more than quilting cotton?
I keep seeing stunning quilts out in blogland, but am rather anxious about trying it.

irishgirlsews said...

Another Great quilt!! Love the black/white kitty face (second pic, in the left side of the quilt).
thanks
Wendy

kimbuktu said...

That quilt is spectacular! Love the B&W.

It must have been the weekend for retreats. Kim of KimsCraftyApple was on one too.

Merete said...

The quilt looks great! Imagine a whole week of quilting - that must be awesome :o)

Helen said...

Oh my!!! That quilt top is divine! Love it!!!!

deborah said...

Amazing quilt! So glad you were able to 'retreat' for a whole week!

Gene Black said...

I agree with Justine. It needs more color - the teal is very muted (or is it just plain "not there" ???

Sujata said...

That quilt looks stunning. You have quite an eye for value!
Oh.. and love your Anna pose!

KristyLou said...

This is the best black and white quilt I have seen. And the hunky men really make it ;)

Jackie said...

This is one of my favorite black and white quilts. Just gorgeous!

Barb said...

Looks great. I love the all black and white on this one - very unusual and very cool

Thimbleanna said...

Excellent Wilson Jackie! And that quilt is BEAUTIFUL -- lucky, lucky daughter!!!

badlandsquilts said...

Absolutely phenominal!

Kim Walus said...

That is a great quilt Jackie. I love all of the different black and white fabrics.

Lee Ann said...

This quilt is absolutely stunning! I disagree, it doesn't really need color. It is gorgeous just as it is.

I do have to say that the hunky men is hilarious in a creepy kind of way. :-)

Mommarock said...

Love the hunky men fabric, you and your friend are a hoot! Made me giggle! The quilt you made your dd is wonderful!

Nedra said...

What a fun retreat! And your daughter will love her quilt (even without the hunky men).

Nedra

snippetsandyarns said...

I agree that the "hunky" men are a bit creepy there... but the quilt is amazing! I love black & white quilts!

~ Meagan

Needled Mom said...

I love this pattern and it looks fabulous in the blacks and whites.

I'm glad that I haven't seen that hunky men fabric around! Wow. It must have been created for the bad kids on Santa's list.

Stray Stitches said...

Stunning quilt! Not too sure about the hunky men though. I will have to check out both the pattern and the tool.

Sweet Clover Canyon said...

Jackie, WOW! I L.O.V.E., love it!

Poppyprint said...

The star quilt is amazing and i bet the border will be, too. I love retreat pranks - the only thing that would have made it better was a real live hunky Christmas man!

Char said...

Beautiful quilt. I just love that color combo. As much as I like black and white I don't have a quilt that is only black and white. Maybe time to make one!

Cathi said...

Stunning is the only word for this one! Love Hunter's Star quilts but this one, in black and white, is really special!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow, I LOVE this so much!!! It is stunning with or without the MAN!!!

Tine said...

That is a gorgeous quilttop! The teal border will be a perfect finish :) Are you going to use teal for teh backing as well?

I am off to have a look at the rulers!

pratima said...

Fantastic quilt, Jackie. The christmas man is so funny with the star blocks. I can't wait to see the Teal border around the blocks!

Exuberant Color said...

Beautiful! It makes me want to work with my b&w's too. I need to invest in those tools.

Sherri said...

Gorgeous quilt, Jackie! Love the Wilson photo, too!

Munaiba said...

Jackie
that's lovely.

Ann Marie said...

I believe your daughter is going to love that quilt, if not I am sure someone here on the blog would be glad to have it. :D

Em said...

My husband and I were oohing and aahing over this fabulous quilt! Love it Jackie!

Janet said...

Your quilt is going to look sensational when it's done. If I ever do a Hunters Star, I'll think of the tool, love hearing about gadgets that make it all so much easier.

Teresa said...

This one gets my vote for a superb quilt. One of the ladies in my guild showed a hunter's star last night done in just two fabrics, it was amazing as well. I am supposed to teach this pattern next year to my club using the ruler that you refer to. Good to know you have them in stock as I may be sending an order your way. I purchased mine from Deb Tucker at the Quilt Expo in Virginia.

Rumi said...

Wonderful! Your daughter will be thrilled! Glad you had a fun, productive retreat.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the WIlson pose. This quilt is fantastic. It is so beautiful and artistic.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I love black and white quilts. I bet it will be stunning with the teal border. The stars would have been beautiful in teal also.

I haven't been on a retreat but I hear they are loads of fun and you actually get lots accomplished in between the talking and eating.

corinne said...

Awesome quilt. Tim ,the toolman, Taylor would be proud of all the tools you used.

Thelma said...

I absolutely LOVE this quilt, wonderful job.

Fiesta said...

Jackie thank you for the chance to win. It does look challegning but I am up for it.

Zlaty said...

Love your black and white Hunter's star quilt!

MamaDaniel said...

soooooo preeeettyyyyy...
love it so much!

Suzie said...

It's beautiful!

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