Join the AQS Quilt Along: Modern Victorian Hunter Star Revival with Michelle Renee Hiatt!

Join the AQS Quilt Along: Modern Victorian Hunter Star Revival with Michelle Renee Hiatt!

Get ready for an exciting quilting adventure with the AQS Quilt Along - Modern Victorian Hunter Star Revival! Starting on July 10, 2024, this free 7-week event will guide you through creating a stunning quilt with expert guidance from Michelle Renee Hiatt. Whether you're an experienced quilter or just starting out, this quilt-along is perfect for everyone.

What is the Quilt Along? The AQS Quilt Along is a fun and interactive way to learn new quilting techniques while creating a beautiful quilt. Each week, you'll receive detailed instructions and a video tutorial from Michelle Renee Hiatt, making it easy to follow along at your own pace.

Scroll down to WEEK ONE:  to get started!

Schedule

July 10, 2024: Week One - Prep fabric for cutting

July 17, 2024: Week Two - Cutting the fabric

July 24, 2024: Week Three - Strip-piece units

July 31, 2024: Week Four - Assembling units

August 7, 2024: Week Five - Sewing the blocks

August 14, 2024: Week Six - Assembling the quilt center

August 21, 2024: Week Seven - Adding borders

Quilt Details:

What’s Included:

  • Weekly Instructions: Clear, step-by-step guidance sent to your email every week. If you start late, all the instruction files and videos will be available in this post each week.
  • Video Tutorials: Watch Michelle Renee demonstrate each step, sharing her expert tips and tricks.
  • Community Support: Join our AQS Project Parade Facebook group or use the hashtag #HunterStar to connect with other quilters, share your progress, and get support.

How to Join

Joining the Quilt Along is easy and free! Simply sign up to receive the weekly emails beginning July 10, 2024, with all the instructions and video links. You can use your own fabrics or you can purchase your quilt kit and any additional tools from the AQS online store.

Each week, this blog post will also be updated with pattern links and instructional videos, so if you miss an email or get started late, be sure to come back and see what you missed.

 

About Michelle Renee Hiatt

AQS Executive Show Director Michelle Renee Hiatt is a renowned quilt designer and instructor known for her innovative techniques and engaging teaching style. With her expert guidance, you'll learn how to create her stunning Modern Victorian Hunter Star Revival quilt.

 

 

Get Your Kit:

Our specially curated kit includes all the fabric you need for the quilt top and binding. The fabric is from The Original Morris & Co. Collection Assortment from FreeSpirit Fabrics, ensuring your quilt will be both beautiful and high-quality. You can find all the quilt along products here.

You're also welcome to use your own fabrics!

Fabric Requirements:

  • Quilt Center - 11 Assorted Same-Value Half Yard Fabrics
  • Star Points and Border - 2 Yards
  • Binding - 2⁄3 Yard

Week One: Preparing Your Fabric

In Week One, let's get everything ready! Michelle Renee introduces you to her favorite supplies and tools for the series. Don't worry; the only required tool is the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Ruler - Petite from Studio180. If you don't have it yet, you can find it in our online store.

Week One Video

To kick things off, watch Michelle Renee's Week One video here. She'll guide you through everything you need to get started.

For the quilt, you'll need 11 half yards for the prints and 2 yards of background fabric. Watch as Michelle Renee takes you through the steps to prepare your fabric. Follow her tips and you'll be ready to cut next week.

Each week, you will receive a portion of the pattern. Click here to download the Week One Pattern.

Getting Ready for Week Two


Here’s what you need to do to prepare for Week Two:

  • Square Up Your Fabric: Make sure your fabric is squared up.
  • Press and Fold: Press your fabric and fold it neatly for easy cutting.
  • Fabric Requirements: The quilt features 11 half yards of print fabrics and 2 yards of background fabric. (If you purchased the kit, prepare your binding fabric as well since it includes a half yard used for the blocks.)
Make sure you have everything ready so you can dive into the fun of creating your Hunter Star quilt next week!

We can't wait to see your progress. Don't forget to share your photos and experiences with us on the AQS Project Parade Facebook Group and social media using #HunterStarQuiltAlong.

 


Week Two: Cutting Your Fabric

It's Week Two, and we're excited to start cutting the fabric for our quilt blocks! This week Michelle Renee shows you how to cut the pieces needed to make the blocks, so you'll be ready to sew them together next week.

Week Two Video

Let's start cutting! Watch as Michelle Renee shows you how to cut the fabric for the blocks while sharing loads of great tips along the way.

Download the Week Two Pattern here.

Getting Ready for Week Three

 

Here’s what you need to do to prepare for Week Three:

  • Cut the half-yard fabrics
  • Sub-cut the triangles and trapezoids
  • Cut the background fabric

Make sure you have everything ready so you can start piecing your Hunter Star blocks next week!

Week Three: Making the Trapezoid/Diamond Units

It's Week Three, and we can't wait to make the Trapezoid/Diamond Units! This week, Michelle Renee shows you how to add the star points to your trapezoids, so you'll be ready to sew the blocks together next week.

Week Three Video

Let's start sewing! Watch as Michelle Renee takes you step-by-step through the process of creating strip sets, pressing, and cutting them apart to complete the Trapezoid/Diamond Units.

Download the Week Three Pattern here.

Getting Ready for Week Four

 Here’s what you need to do to prepare for Week Four:

  • Piece the Trapezoid Strip Sets
  • Make 12 Trapezoid/Diamond Units per Half Yard fabric 
  • 132 Trapezoid/Diamond Units total

Make sure you have everything ready so you can dive into the fun of creating your H next week!

We can't wait to see your progress. Don't forget to share your photos and experiences with us on the AQS Project Parade Facebook Group and social media using #HunterStarQuiltAlong.

Quilting is even more fun with friends! Invite your quilting buddies to join the Quilt Along and share the experience. The more, the merrier!

Don’t miss out on this incredible quilting adventure! Sign up today and get ready to create a beautiful quilt with Michelle Renee. We can't wait to see your amazing creations!

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