Thursday, February 17, 2011

Learning to Wonk

I tweeted some time ago (how long? it all blends together, but I think about 4 weeks ago) that I was interested in trying to make some wonky blocks this year. I got lots of great comments back, and suggestions, but without a doubt, the most common response I got was "Go to Quilt Dad's tutorial...it's the BEST". So I went right there, printed it out, and it sat on my cutting table. And sat, and sat.

Another new time sucker upper I've been fooling around with is Pinterest. It is the most amazing site for inspiration. Every day people add gorgeous new photos they find all over the net. And you can make your own "boards" of any topic you like. Fun, fun, fun. Without question, every few days, I'd see a new wonky block, and my inspiration would grow. My NEED to make a wonky block just became too much to handle. So I dove in.

Now, I didn't do all that formal "planning" and "prepping" Quilt Dad talked about. I just DOVE in. I started digging through my scraps to find fabric and had at it. This is what I ended up with.



One of the things I love the most about wonky blocks is that they look different from different sides. So if you turn the block, it looks like a whole new block. Again, FUN.



I was able to make it an actual trued up square, so I was very happy with that. I really enjoyed the spontaneous nature of making it, too. I'm sure this is the first of many.

Just for a little eye candy...here's some of the photos that inspired me. These photos are all courtesy of Pinterest, where they have the original source built into the link of the photo. Go look for yourself!







Aren't they delicious?

5 comments:

Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild said...

Aren't wonky blocks the best? I love them too! Great job on your first one, Rebecca!

Heather said...

Aren't wonky blocks the best? Great job, Rebecca!

Judy said...

I would like to try this. I really like the red and aqua quilt. Thank you for showing.

Bari Ackerman said...

Good job! Love wonky blocks.

Luke said...

omigosh...I love the turquoise! I am so glad I found you!