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Holiday Block of the Month - August

Iminei

Holiday Block of the Month - August
« on: August 01, 2017, 08:48:05 AM »
Ladies,
The summer holidays are finally here and everyone deserves a holiday, even me .....

So may I present

August's Block of the Month

by our guest Tutor, Syrinx

with her fabulous

Fancy Hunters Star

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PUBk2IClWXeDWRsw2

As ever, click on the individual pic to reveal the destructions beside the pic
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 08:50:42 AM by Iminei »
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

twopence

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 09:30:54 AM »
Lovely, can't wait to do this one.  Thanks Syrinx.

maliw

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 09:58:50 AM »
Wow, that's nice. I haven't done July yet, I'm really getting behind.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Pearl

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 10:46:00 AM »
The Hunter's Star looks great, then I scrolled down and there was more. Fabulous.  Thanks, Syrinx.

 
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 10:48:55 AM by Pearl »

Syrinx

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 10:59:08 AM »
That's why it's fancy Pearl ;)
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 11:00:41 AM by Syrinx »

Sandra

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 15:29:28 PM »
That's a nice looking block.

Thank you, Syrinx  :)

Sandra.
xxx

Lowena

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 19:07:06 PM »
I love Hunter's Star, but it looks even more interesting with the additions  :)
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Pearl

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 19:18:57 PM »
I love Hunter's Star, but it looks even more interesting with the additions  :)

You'll be able to use your new ruler, Low.   0_0

Deafoldbat

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 19:22:13 PM »
At risk of ruffling feathers, I think that block is Carpenter's Wheel/Star, not Hunter's Star.

https://www.thespruce.com/easy-hunters-star-quilt-pattern-2821736
https://www.thespruce.com/carpenters-star-quilt-block-pattern-2820896

Syrinx

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 19:28:32 PM »
No feathers ruffled. I grabbed it out of one of my ancient quilting books where it's called a fancy hunters star. Probably because the central block is a hunters star. I thought the carpenters wheel had to have more rings of the fancy bits, but I may be wrong.

I struggle somewhat with star names as they often have different names for the same block (another book I have calls the hunters star Annie's choice!) so I just went with what the book called it! And it is based on a hunters star block. It's a bit like the nesting square spiral/twisted log cabin name debate I'd guess.

Edit: what a nice website, shall bookmark that for future perusing!

Sandra

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2017, 15:44:39 PM »
Decisions, decisions....

Decided to Google for ideas on different colourways to see how this block might work. You're right about it being very versatile!
It's a lovely block.
I knew I wanted to use a dark background...(this is an inky blue/black) but took ages to decide what colours to use and how to use them.



Finished this afternoon.

Sandra.
xxx

Pearl

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2017, 16:14:06 PM »
Gorgeous, Sandra.  :loveit: :loveit: :loveit:

Iminei

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2017, 16:56:35 PM »
Blooming marvellous Sandra, what a beautiful block

Into the BOM HOF you go .......

:angel:
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Lowena

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2017, 17:02:11 PM »
Wow, that's gorgeous Sandra  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Sandra

Re: Holiday Block of the Month - August
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2017, 17:35:59 PM »
Thank you. :)

I'm constantly surprised by just how difficult it is to choose fabrics...the combinations are truly endless and you never really know how it's going to look until you've finished.

Sandra.
xxx