Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hunters Star is finished!

I finished the binding last night while watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Bummer - Tampa was ahead the whole game until the last 5 minutes when they gave up the tying goal and the winning goal.) I just need to make a pillowcase to put it in and then I can ship it off to Alex in Vermont who is graduating on June 13th. He is headed to UVM (University of Vermont) next fall and I hope he likes his graduation present. He requested medium blue and white - I think this Hunter Star fits the bill.







I used warm and natural batting. The backing is a medium blue cotton that looks like a striped linen. I used the walking foot and outlined each of the stars about 1/4 inch outside the star. Before doing the ones on the edge I did a quick basting stitch close to the edge so the final quilting would be smooth. The quilt is 64x80 and just needs a visit in the washer and dryer and some writing on the label.

Two finishes this week - think I can get another finish this month? It would be nice to get another UFO checked off the list. Maybe one of the RSC quilt tops from last year can find a backing and get quilted? We'll see =).


7 comments:

  1. Oh my, that turned out spectacularly! What a fabulous quilt ... he'll love it, I'm sure. (And if he doesn't, please send it to me! Ha!) Congrats on the two finishes.

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  2. Really nice finish and the quilting sets the stars off perfectly! Congrats on the finish!

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  3. It's gorgeous! If you're not sure what to do with this quilt...... We were rooting for the Hawks last night. TERRIBLE TV and Internet reception here near Glacier National Park. We did see two of the three goals scored but had to wait until about an hour after the game to see the final score! ~Jeanne

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  4. The quilt is terrific, such a great contrast with the strong blue and the white. He is a lucky college student and will have something of you there with him

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  5. I love love two color quilts and yours is fantastic!

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  6. Wonderful quilt! It makes a great graduation gift.

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