Two weeks without blogging and I feel like I've dropped into an abyss. Almost as long without sewing and I was practically ready for medication! Thank goodness for a sneaky afternoon at the machine on Monday.
The Hunter's Star pattern is one I have wanted to make since before I'd ever heard of blogging, so with new cushions required to brighten up my lounge, I decided a while back that I would finally tackle this pattern. It can be pieced from templates but since I'm not very good at that I worked with paper piecing patterns I came across in my copy of Sylvia's Bridal Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts.
Those babies took a loooong time to piece. Look how many seams there are in this 18" cushion front ...
I have to admit the seam intersections also affected the quilting making my needle hop around over the lumpier bumpier sections, which is why there's no close up pic of the loosely named 'in the ditch' quilting!
However, look at my happy little cushion!
Inordinate amount of time piecing just a cushion front, but so lovely to finally have a Hunter's star piece of my own, and this is a finish from my FAL Qtr 2 list as well!
Hope you all have enjoyed the Easter break!