Friday, April 20, 2012

Life Events

  This is the star struck variation from Bonnie Hunter.  It really should be called the kitchen sink because anything in the scrap bin that was 2 1/2" wide went into it.  The color placement is by value, not color.  My posts about the pattern are here and here .
  This is the second time I have made this pattern.  I do love the effect of the dark and light stars that emerge.  Kind of like the hidden surprises of life.  And you get lots and lots of bonus triangles to make pinwheels.  And I do mean a lot of pinwheels!

  I used borders at the top and bottom.....not on the sides as it was wide enough at 60 inches.  The "extra" pinwheels made from the cut offs run along the top and bottom.  The math didn't work out just right, so instead of fighting with it, one end of the pinwheels did not get a bordered edge.  This is the top, and on the bottom I just reversed the offset end.   Works for me, and if the quilt police stop and ask---I planned it that way.   I mean this quilt is called Life Events.  Not everything goes the way you plan or envision,  and sometimes you need a plan B, and many times you just make do to get through the tough things.

   So for Barry and Amanda, this should cover your life events.  Barry, you don't have to try to steal Rachel's quilt, and you don't need to nudge me that you need a quilt.  You are covered.
Amanda, make Barry are the one with the nice promotion!   There are enough stars on this one for both of you.  I hope you enjoy it.

Insight:  Life events are blessings and joy, the good and the bad, the easy and the tough.  It is what we do with them that makes the world a better place to be.

Happy stitching.  


  1. Lovely quilt! I just love seeing what can be made out of scraps--whether it be fabric or life. Just goes to show how every little piece has potential. Insert the Creator to cut & mold and put many to work together harmoniously, and voila, a masterpiece!

  2. Turned out very nice, Debbie. I love the improvised border finish, and the analogy to life! : )

  3. Beautiful, Debbie... just beautiful! I know Barry and Amanda are going to love it.

  4. Debbie I love your quilt! You put it together so quickly. Love the high contrast and various colors.

  5. Love that pattern, so pretty, and yours is gorgeous!

  6. I love that quilt & the way you compare it with life. Your way with words of wisdom never ceases to amaze me & your quilts are always a joy to behold.

  7. Great quilt! I think the pinwheels at the top and bottom are terrific. The scrappy design by value makes it so interesting. And of course, it's amazing that a pile of the small leftovers can be turned into something so pretty. :) Woo hoo! I know you're glad to have this one finished. Amanda and Barry are very blessed.

  8. Debbie, this quilt is outstanding...simply stunning! So much beauty and love to share with Amanda and Barry. May they be blessed as they live with this quilt through many life events to come. Well done!

  9. That is really lovely Debbie.


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