December 7, 2018

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

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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

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Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Myra! What a beautiful quilt finish for today. I have never made a wonky star anything only because I am a bit OCD (some may say more than a bit) and the points not being even and equal would drive me nuts. I just love the quilting pattern you chose for this quilt! The whole thing is gorgeous. Happy Happy Friday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

chrisknits said...

I can't do wonky straps, I am just too symmetrical! Well, I am not very evenly shaped, but my mind can't do wonky. LOL!

Shannon said...

Challenges are good for you! And I totally get the feeling of relief when it's finished. I love getting to that point. Great job on tackling the December challenge.

Kathleen said...

Exactly my fear with this wondky project! I thought about stars, blocks, logs, hexies and can't make up my mind. Yours looks like you didn't struggle at all!

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Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It looks great. Sorry you had trouble with the wonky part. I think I've only ever made one wonky star. Great bright colours.

Danice G said...

More beautiful work. Island Batiks are so rich and colorful. The wonky stars are really nice.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful! I love wonky everything. I am working on a wonky stars and bars bed runner for my daughter. I posted a tutorial for the way I make my wonky stars. There are a couple tricks but once you figure them out the rest is fun.