I had seen one of my friends at quilting group making two different Hunter's Star quilts and found the process fascinating. The star is not actually in the block but appears when four blocks are placed together.
I had some scraps of bright prints that I wanted to work with and was persuaded to use some unbleached muslin as the background instead of the gray I had initially intended. I am glad for this change as the result was perfect.
I made the blocks oversized - at 12 inches - which makes for a very dynamic layout. I wasn't sure why this pattern was called 'hunter's' star until it was pointed out that the pattern includes large arrowheads.
Overall, this quilt is 66 x 78 inches.
The quilting was done first on the diagonal through the center of the stars. Then I designed a spiral with a paisley center and placed them with their terminus meeting.
The recipient is a lover of butterflies so a colorful background fabric that featured them was selected. You can just see a hint of the glittery finish in this photo.
At the top edge of the backing you can see that a soft teal tone-on-tone was selected for the binding.