Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WIP: Wonky Stars Quilt Top

Though it's been quiet on the blog, it has not been so with my life! In fact, I would describe it as being chaotic more than anything right now {and I'm learning to accept that while still trying to bring some sort of order about}!  Maybe I could psycho-analyze myself and say that's why I've been more drawn to quilting more than ever the last few weeks: It allows me to create order even if nothing else does.

I whipped up this little mini quilt top--measuring about 24x24 inches--last week and am still deciding how to back it {OK, and also still trying to find time to get back up to my sewing room}.  I used the Wonky Star Tutorial from the Silly BooDilly for the blocks.  When I put them together, the middle was looking pretty boring, so I added a wonky diamond to it. This block is an easy one to make, but I enjoyed it so much the first time I made it, I knew it would be perfect for these fabric pieces as well!

My list of unfinished projects is growing, so this weekend I plan to knock out at least one {I'm trying to keep it real here!:
Custom order of place mats
Colette Violet Top {just needs to be hemmed and have buttons sewn on}
Bind the New Wave Quilt
Sew a back for the Wonky Stars mini quilt
Get pictures of my latest finish--the Kitchen Windows Quilt!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



  1. Love your wonky star! I know what you mean about needing to have some order in some part of your life!

  2. when life goes crazy we quilt, I feel ya there! Your WIP list is totally manageable, I'm around 14 right now...not cool! Looking forward to the finishes - and I agree 1/4" foot is the best, right next to basting spray!

  3. I so love wonky stars, your little quilt is wonderful!

  4. The wonky diamond in the middle is the perfect touch!


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