Hunter Star is one of the traditional blocks that I've been fascinated (and intimidated) by ever since I started quilting. Trapezoids and diamonds scare me, a fact that I promptly forgot when I saw the new AccuQuilt dies and dreamed up a baby quilt that would use the Hunter Star Block.
But this is going to work out. One of the things I love about die cutting is that it gives me accurate pieces so, instead of worrying about cutting and piecing, all I have to worry about is the piecing. That's the only way I ever had the courage to tackle my two color Drunkard's Path quilt, Cabbage Roses. And by the time I had it done, I was comfortable with curves.
I really like the layout of this die. One layer of fabric gets you all of the light or dark shapes needed for a pair of 6" squares. It's laid out to cut both the "A" and "A Reversed" pieces without using a double layer of fabric, and the pieces are tightly clustered together, which will make it good for cutting scraps. Now all I've got to do is remember which way those pesky diamonds go!
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