February 09, 2020

January TNB Blocks

The True North Bee had two queens during January and they requested very different blocks. First, Lee asked for scrappy HSTs with colour on one side and cream or white on the other. I love making HSTs, so I was happy to make these 😊
Scrappy HSTs | DevotedQuilter.com
Then Susanne asked for Hunter's Star blocks made with blue and orange, with the lights ranging from cream to tan. I've always wanted to make Hunter's Star blocks, but hadn't for some reason. This was just the push I needed to try them. Susanne sent us the link to this tutorial for the construction of the blocks.

It took three tries to sew the first diamond to the parallelogram, but once I figured out how to line them up, the rest went smoothly. The block is cool on its own,...
Hunter's star quilt block | DevotedQuilter.com
Hunter's star quilt block | DevotedQuilter.com
 But the real magic happens when you put the blocks together.
Hunter's star quilt block | DevotedQuilter.com
Now it's on to the February blocks - scrappy hearts for Conni. Time to dig through my pastel fabrics and hope I have enough variety 😊


  1. It's nice to stretch oneself to make blocks for others, isn't it? I used to do that - participate in a monthly block group. However, I found the time commitment to be challenging. Not so much that I didn't have the time, but that the timing of a block assignment and when a block was due often became problematic. And I'm the sort that absolutely sticks to a commitment once it's been made. I particularly like your Hunter's Star block, and am reminded that I have a whole stack of foundation papers purchased to make a Hunter's Star quilt. I've had the papers for oh, ah, maybe 20 years?! They're one of the few things I didn't purge from my sewing stash when we moved nearly eight years ago! I'll get to them... one day.

  2. Ohhh those are so pretty!! What fun to get blocks from other quilters!


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