Rosa's World

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Karma or Kismet? You Decide.

Hi There!

I TOLD you that it had been awhile since I had blogged and that I had TONS of things to share with you.... right? I didn't mention that?!? Well, I DO have loads of things (and pictures) to share.



Karma: In Buddhist teaching, the law of karma, says only this: `for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful.'

Kismet (as per Wikipedia): Fate or Destiny in Turkish and Urdu, a predetermined course of events.


My friend, Frummie, wrote to us (our little group of buddettes) and told us that she had printed out a whole bunch of "diamonds", with her Inklingo system, for us to make the mini quilt that was in the latest issue of "American Patchwork and Quilting" - June 2010. She was getting ready to mail these out to us so that we could pick up the magazine and make this GORGEOUS quilt.

Elaine, one of our friends wrote back and told us that, coincidentally, she had purchased this magazine.... LOVED IT and decided to pick up 4 more magazines and was in the process of mailing them out to us!!!

GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike) !!!!

Do you see the 3 yellow tabs, at the top of the magazine?
There are 2 other patterns that I absolutely AH-DOOR!!!
(More later, on these patterns).

Here are pictures of the diamond quilt (stars)
that Frummie wanted us to make.

Elaine, in another recent parcel, included the most comical card!!!

In case you can't read it, it says,
"A really good friend makes you snort when you laugh,
and will still hang out with you when you do it in public."


Anyhow, here's 5 stars but only 1/2 are sewn...
There's a total of 102 stars to be hand sewn, BTW!

And here's 5 COMPLETED stars...

During a "Skype" session yesterday, with Elaine,
she explained how you iron or press your seams,
all in ONE direction and then, make the center...

And here's a picture of the back. The center looks like a mini star... sorta.

And here's a closeup of the center back.

Well, I can assure you, after I did what Elaine
told me to do (re: ironing and swirling),
my stars are cute, ah-doorable and


Thank you, from the bottom of my heart,

I now have yet ANOTHER project,
to drive me nuts!


Have a great day!



Frummie said...

Rosa, I love your stars. You are going to get ahead of us all. The backs are just as nice as the front. Why don't you sew the quilt with one backwards...LOL I am snorting.
Love ya,

Barb said...

So do you cut the seams open to the ajoining seams to make it swirl like that?

Love your Karma or Kismet?

Miriam said...

That quilt is a great pattern! Love your starts, Rosa!

BTW. Congratulations on the great weight loss so far!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rosa, My congratulations on the weight loss sucess{something I should be doing}. I am a lurker and a quilter from Alberta who enjoys reading your blog and many others but do not have a blog of my own. Again, congrats on the weight loss ! Ann