Friday, January 10, 2020

Hunter's Star Update #2

Hi, everyone!  I hope you're all doing well!  Another post here, trying to get you caught up on what's going on in my Studio!  Remember the Hunter's Star quilt I pieced this Summer?  I ended mailing it to the pros for the quilting back in October -- that baby is just WAY too big for me to quilt at this point in time.

I knew it would take probably a couple of months for it to work its way up the queue; on the website, they said they couldn't promise it by Christmas.  I expected that.  What I did NOT expect was to see this box arrive before Thanksgiving!!!


WOW, I was SO excited!

Here's a look at the quilting:


I chose an off-white/beige thread and a pattern called "Deb's Feathers".  I thought that would fit with the whole Civil War reproduction theme.


They did a fabulous job!  Check out the back:


I opted to sew the binding on myself, feeling extravagant enough having had someone else do the quilting for me!  I went with a nice brown:


OK, two nice browns.  I wanted to repeat the inner border and didn't quite have enough.  I did what any woman in the 19th century would have done and chose another that was close enough.


I used my system of winding the binding around an antique spool, then setting that in a magnetized tray.  It keeps everything neat and tidy!

I'm slowly but surely working on the hand sewing.  It will take me a while, but this is definitely worth doing by hand.

And may I add, "GO, PENS!!!"

I have it down in the Studio on my machine table; I go between hand sewing the Hunter's Star and piecing a new project.  Upstairs, I'm doing the hand sewing on the Kaleidoscope/Not Kira quilt.  Not that I have projects scattered all over the house.  LOL.

I am SO pleased with the job Missouri Star Quilt Company did!  I couldn't be happier!

I'll keep you posted on my binding progress!  Thanks for reading!


  1. That looks great. Good luck with that binding. It's good to work a little at a time so you don't wear out your fingers.

  2. I started teaching myself to quilt summer 2019. All I have learned I learned from Missouri Star Quilt's, Jenny Doan's YouTube video
    The worlds largest quilt is gorgeous. Hand stitching binding is tedious on small projects. I cannot imagine one this large
    Hugs Cecilia


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