November 13, 2021

Thank you all for following along with the Bellingham Bay Blog Hop this week. I hope that you have enjoyed seeing the amazing quilts that my Certified Instructors designed and made using Bellingham Bay, our first Original Collection from Island Batik. This has been such a fun collection to work with that over the next few weeks I am going to share some additional projects that we have created.

Before we get to next week, I want to recap the quilts of the past week for you here. The creativity that my Certified Instructors showed this week just blew my socks off. They combined the Hunter’s Star block with other units in some fantastic ways. I just love what each of them did.

On Monday I shared with you Flashpoint, Sarah Furrer’s quilt that we have turned into a pattern that combines the Hunter’s Star blocks with units made using the Tucker Trimmer. It was such a fun quilt to work on and inspired us to do the blog hop. In case you missed it, here’s the link: Studio 180 Design.

 On Tuesday Terrie Welch of Quilters Journey shared her quilt that combined the Hunter’s Star blocks with Four Patches and V Block units. It is such an unexpected combination of units that the quilt just sings. If you missed reading Terrie’s blog about her quilt you can read about it here: Quilters Journey.

On Wednesday Gail Renna of Quilt Haven Threads shared her quilt with us. She made Hunter’s Star blocks and then used the Corner Pop tool to create this interesting design. It is such a unique way to combine the tools that it makes you take a second look to see what is really happening in the quilt. If you missed reading about how Gail created her quilt you can read more about it here: Quilt Haven Threads.

Be sure to keep following the blog as later I will be sharing more information on a second quilt that Gail made using the Bellingham Bay collection.

On Thursday Beth Sidley of Tucker University shared her quilt with us. Beth combined her Hunter’s Star blocks with a block made up of Corner Beam and Flying Geese units. This combination created a very unique secondary design in the quilt that is fantastic. This was just the latest design that Beth created combining the Hunter’s Star block with other units. If you would like to see some of her other designs, check out the Hunter’s Star lesson in Sophomore year of Tucker University. It has a lot of great ideas for combining Hunter’s Star blocks with other units. If you missed Beth’s Post on her quilt you can read it here: Tucker University.

 Friday brought about the end of the Blog Hop and Tina Dillard of Quilting Affection Designs was the grand finale. She chose to combine her Hunter’s Star blocks with Corner Popped Flying Geese, a technique that she used in her Poppin’ With Wings book. The fusion of these blocks creates a stunning quilt. And because no one likes unfinished stars she used Lemoyne Star quadrants to finish the Hunter’s Stars on the edges of the quilt. You should check out Tina’s book, too, as there are lots of fun quilt designs that will have you loving the technique of popping your Flying Geese. Here’s the link: Poppin' With Wings. If you missed Tina’s blog on her quilt you can read it here: Quilting Affection Designs.

 I hope that you had a great time this week seeing the quilts that my Certified Instructors made using the tools. My Bellingham Bay collection is starting to ship to shops now, so check with your local shop or with the shops listed here to get your favorite fabrics from the collection.

I hope you join us next week for more great projects made using the Bellingham Bay Collection.


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