Sunday, November 11, 2018

Getting All Wonky

Hi everyone!  Sorry I dropped off for a bit there; it's been a busy time here.  The remodel is (mostly) done, so there has been a lot of cleaning, putting away, cleaning, reorganizing, cleaning, culling of junk, and cleaning.  Did I mention cleaning?  How does drywall dust get into EVERYthing?!?  Anyway ... I have been doing some quilting - for my sanity, really.

So ... back in January of 2012 (don't judge, please!) I started a wall-hanging for my husband -- Wonky Army Stars.  I finished piecing it back then and ... proceeded to set it aside.  Then came the 5-year gap.  What can I say?  I finally quilted it a week or so ago!!!


I used a variegated thread from King Tut - sort of sand colors, with some greenish tones in there.  Just perfect.  My Guide Dog for the Color Blind had helped me choose it, God rest his sweet soul.

I stuck to a simple "3 wavy lines" quilting motif that I made up as I went along.  It sort of echoed the lines in the black on black fab you can see there, with the helicopters on it.  I also chose it because, frankly, it was easy.  I had been WAY over-thinking and over-complicating it before I plunged in.

Here's a shot of me sewing the binding to the front:


The back is pieced - I'll show it to you in full once I get the binding sewn to the back.  The hand sewing always goes a bit slower.


It's coming along, however slowly.

In the meantime, and when I have to rest my hands, I have another scrap-buster going.  I WILL deplete my baskets of strips!  I WILL!!!  I'm using the method I used once before - sewing the scraps to phone book pages, as a form of paper foundation piecing.  I'll show you the blocks I've got soon, but in the interim, this happened the last time I used phone books and it happened again:


I can't help it.  When you live with Siberian Huskies like I do, things like this crack you up!  (I did put a sneak peek on the Army of Four Digest!). 

I'll be back soon with an update on the scrap-buster and the Wonky Army Star quilt.

Thanks for reading!


  1. What a perfect quilt to show us on Veteran's Day. I can't wait to see the whole thing.

  2. I like the wonkiness! It's looking great! Woo! MOL!


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