When I designed the Sunburst Quilt, it was the most complicated one I’d done to date. And looking back at these old pictures, I love the block (and kinda forgot about it). It makes me want to make another one but maybe with the rows of stars offset from each other. We’ll see…but for now, you can download the pdf tutorial for this pattern here or on my free quilt patterns page. Woot!
Also, here’s a tip for when you’re doing a quilt with lots of little pieces. I like to put out some paper plates with the number of squares to cut and dimensions to cut them at written on the side of the plate. It keeps things straight for me and then I don’t have to keep looking back at the pattern. I’ll write 2″ squares (cut 4). 3″ Squares, (cut 12) etc…etc…
Also, I have a new favorite song: Sing for the Wind by Roo Panes. It’s been a difficult time for us over the last few months. My husband has been working on a Masters Degree, and because of the way the classes fell, he had to take an extra class last semester, which really ate up all his time. Having him gone most Saturdays and working late was compounding his stress and mine. And when we start getting worn that thin, we tend to loose our sense of connected-ness. All the things we do to maintain our relationship seemed to go on the back burner. While I was quilting and just trying to make it through another day, I heard this song. It reminded me that we’ve been through rough times before, and we were going to make it through this one (and we did)! Here’s my favorite lyric from the song.
Here’s hoping that whatever struggle you’re going through…you’ll be able to see it to the other side. Thanks for reading! – Lauren