Here it is people….Hunter’s Star and it’s completely finished.
I am THRILLED with it. I started this at the same time I started the mystery. I would sew the mystery clue and then sew on the Hunter’s Star quilt. I had a secret hope that I could finish them both at the same time…and for the most part, I did. I had Hunter’s Star into a top but abandoned that when the reveal for the mystery came out. I finished the mystery and then loaded this on the frame right away.
I hurried to finish this up while there was still some light hoping I could get outside to take some pictures. I have a clothesline up between the two pillars of the porch and I pin my quilts to it when I take pictures.
We got our first big snow of the winter over the weekend but up until then, for the most part, Iowa hasn’t had a lot of snow. I was totally okay with that!!
I got the quilt off the frame on Sunday…
then on to binding.
Then is was picture taking time!!
You can see from the photo above what I did for a quilting motif. I was a swirl then a couple pointed bands around that. I’ve been using this quite a bit lately. I seem to get in a rut and then stay there.
The thread was a tan on top…red on the back.
The backing was a red that is 108″ wide. I got it awhile ago at a going out of business sale. I had planned to use it for my Texas Braid quilt but the red was too bright. It was brighter than I preferred for this quilt but, I’m using things up….and this was a quilt that could tolerate the brighter red.
Just look…this is why I love strings so much. Image how boring the quilt would be if those string portions were only one color. STRINGS!!!
Check out that upper right quadrant. Look near the top. See that cream that looks blueish? In hindsight, I wish I had not used that print. From looking a bit away from the quilt, it almost looks like I washed the quilt and there was a blue pen in the wash with it.
That’s okay….lesson learned. It’s not a big deal…I’m not upset about it. I am a person who likes to look and assess what I could have done to make a quilt better. For me, that’s what I see.
Of course, every quilt needs a Ruby picture…Here it is.
Kelli and Connie both razz me about my love of red. Seriously though. This quilt can be on a bed from before Christmas…into Valentines Day and again out near the 4th of July. For now, this one is staying with me, at my house….someday I might part with it if the cause is near and dear…otherwise, this one is a Kramer house quilt.
Has anyone else started this one??
P.S. It’s Kelli’s birthday today.