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Thread: OMG, more wonky blocks. Addicted. From scraps.

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    First off, thanks so much to everyone yesterday for their comments and encouragement about my first wonky block.

    I sat down to do another one last night and ended up with four 12.5" blocks from my stash.

    I love these things! They are totally scrap busting. I haven't even made a dent in my scrap pile and I've got these 4 awesome blocks.

    I like the ones with the Hedgehogs in the centre the best, but it's a learning process and I'm just going to keep on making them.

    I was thinking about putting some white sashing around them once I have enough for a quilt to tie them all together and give them some space from each other.
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    These are really cute, and look like a great way to use some of the long narrow strips left over from other projects. :thumbup:

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    Those are so cute. I love the wonky look of them. Keep it up.

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    Beautiful way to use up scraps! Thanks for sharing with us!

    May I suggest "quilting in sections" so you can use your fancy stitches on your machine to quilt the blocks.

    Look at this link:

    http://www.quilterscache.com/H/howto...neatatime.html

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    I totally don't have any fancy stitches on my machine, it's a 30 year old pfaff!

    But thanks for the link, I'm going to read up on it for sure.

    I was also thinking about making this a project where I practice my FMQ skills (or lack thereof!).

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    Are you doing this the foundation piecing method?

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    Great blocks. They would work well for me to use the strips that I cut crooked when I am not supposed to (lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Are you doing this the foundation piecing method?
    Hi Candace.
    I'm such a newbie that I don't even know what that is!

    Basically I start with a square, trim off a side or two to give it some "wonk" and then attach a strip to the top and bottom, trim the ends of the strips off to match the sides, and then sew a strip to each side.

    Then I "wonk" the new block again and repeat the process.

    Like this:
    http://www.quiltdad.com/2009/09/quil...n-squares.html

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    Wonky blocks are fun!!!
    I started a wonky block table runner and keep forgetting to finish it! I need to get on that this weekend...

    Til then.. I'm going to enjoy looking at yours!

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    They are sooooooo cute!!! I want to make some!! :D
    Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Cool cool cool!

    Crumb blocks only bigger!

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    Hmmm. Thanks for the link. It would seem to make more sense to have a paper pieced or foundation pattern. It sure looks like a lot of wasted fabric in the cuts? Very cute, though.

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    I love those!! Keep going! The hedgehogs are adorable.

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    That's a terrific use of scraps!!! :thumbup:

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    What I love is that you don't need to buy a pattern or a book.It looks like so much fun. I have a bunch of purple fabric I bet would look really neat in wonky blocks. Thanks for the idea.

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    Great job! I think you have great taste in fabric ...as I own one or two of the ones you have there..hehe.

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    What a great way to use up scrapes, thanks for sharing.

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    Oh those are really cool! I love them!

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    Nice Job!

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    I love the hedgies! :D

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    I love the look great blocks. I may make some my self.

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    Love the wonky blocks. I have a pattern "somewhere" that I got free off the "infernet" as my son would say. Been intending on doing that someday; may come sooner rather than later, now.

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    I really like your wonky blocks! I have other projects going now, but I want to try these soon. I actually don't have much in the way of general scraps to work with, but I have a lot of Christmas fabric scraps. I am not sure I would like a wonky block made from Christmas fabric, but at least I can practice with them and see what I get. Thanks for sharing.

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    fun, aren't they? ;-)

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    I think this would be really fun, especially when you have lots
    of fabric stash to choose from--as I do.
    Probably I will add this to my list of techniques to do.

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