December 10, 2018

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December 7, 2018

Island Batik Wonky Star Twin Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party!

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Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My Finish is a twin size wonky star quilt in beautiful batiks!  Island Batik Ambassadors are given monthly challenges for projects to create with batik fabrics, and December's challenge is whimsical or wonky.  I settled on wonky stars because I had the perfect 10" square stack and some coordinating yardage for the star centers, border and binding.

While wonky stars may look easy peasy, free from rules, I found that was not the case.  I had to rip out many star points because when I folded them back they did not cover the white square underneath.  My dimensional visual skills are apparently lacking, because I really struggled with this.  

This could explain why I do not enjoy paper piecing; eyeballing whether a piece of fabric will cover the area it needs to is difficult for me even with folding it back and checking.  I breathed a sigh of relief when the stars were done - fortunately there were only 12!

Twice a year Island Batik Ambassadors are provided a HUGE box of fabrics to play around with and make the monthly challenges.  Some of the fabrics in this quilt were provided to me by Island Batik, and some I purchased myself.  

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Wonky Stars
Size:  68" x 85", twin size
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton poly
Quilting:  Stars and starburst flowers on Gratitude in white thread

This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop!

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