Inklingo · Quilting

Hunter’s Star Baby Quilt Planning

I used to subscribe to Australian Patchwork and Quilting and buy any other quilting magazines and books that caught my eye and had patterns I loved. I stopped after a few years and accumulating several binders of “favourites.”

When I decided to make another baby quilt, I pulled out the binders and sifted through them, looking for ideas that would make a charming and fast baby quilt. And hopefully, Inklingo-able. Imagine my delight when I saw this hunters star pattern, not long after Linda released her collections!


Okay, so small and fast, I decided, so I must get the largest hunters star collection. Once I knew which size patch (6″ making a 12″ block), I grabbed the EQ file from Linda’s blog (so handy!) and started drawing the quilt. This was my original design idea.


These were the fabrics I selected after a trip to spotlight without a copy of this idea.

Turns out, they don’t quite match the original idea. I took this photo as color reference to test in EQ7. I considered making each ofthe blocks out of four colors but ultimately decided to keep it bold and simple. I have these two similar plans to lay out when the blocks are finished.

KarmensStar2 KarmensStar

I think I’ll end up going with the second idea but I won’t know for sure until I have the blocks in front of me.


6 thoughts on “Hunter’s Star Baby Quilt Planning

  1. Well done, Fiona! I love the colors and the fabrics. I don’t think you can go wrong with this one. Let us know what you decide, okay?

  2. Oh I think this is lovely Hunters star with lots of color way to go!

  3. Please please please share your fabric cutting sizes and/or a pattern for a Hunters Star baby quilt. I have been searching everywhere & have not found a crib/baby quilt pattern & I’m making myself crazy trying to figure it all out myself – ahhhh! Please please please reply!

  4. Wow, Fiona. Congratulations on a lovely quilt. You have a real eye for colour. Just beautiful. Ièm sure it will be treasured.

  5. Thank you Fiona for the info! Not sure I’ll purchase at this time, more than I’d like to spend, but I am definitely going to figure things out & get this quilt done – LOVE it!!!!!! Blessings!

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