I've Gone WONKY
Jane of Jane's Fabrics
There she is!!! Prudence is Baaaack!!!
Many of you will remember back in October when it was the
Invasion of the Ghastlies...that Wonky fabric we all loved to hate!!
I couldn't resist putting her in my 1st Wonky House.
I love my little *peeping* Owl
I've always thought of myself as a bit *Wonky* however, I had never heard of
being Wonky ON PURPOSE!! Now that's my kind of swap!
Jane from Jane's fabrics got a great idea to do a Wonky House swap. I had NEVER EVER heard of Wonky Houses much less making a Quilt with them?? Geez Lueez!!
I saw these WONKY HOUSE BLOCKS
Jane has made these blocks for our swap but you can go visit some more Flick sites to see more.
Oh My Stars, they are so cute, fun, wacky, crazy, colorful, BUT.................
TRY to MAKE A WONKY HOUSE ON purpose AND YOU'LL FIND IT'S A LITTLE MORE TRICKY THAN YOU FIRST THOUGHT.
Here is another attempt...not my favorite but I was thinking outside the square so to speak
I haven't appliqued the edges yet... not my best
I sorta like this one..made strictly from scraps!
This next picture shows a set of Signature Blocks made as a part of the Wonky House Swap.
I made these in less than an hour. I'm thinking this pattern would be perfect for James' memory quilt I mentioned in my last post. My intention is to make YOUR contribution as SIMPLE with little time taken from your schedule. What do you think?
4 in. Signature Blocks
I used 2 1/2 in. strips and the middle strip is larger than the two ends but that's OK. My math skills wouldn't allow me to figure out how to get them even. I could divide but I couldn't transfer that number to my measuring board...I know it's embarrassing. I actually Taught this stuff but my brain wasn't having anything to do with helping me get those strips even. So..that means YOU can't make yours even either!! Ha!!
I'm dedicating an entire post to James's quilt this weekend. I have to choose MY fabric before I can let those of you who want to make a signature block go ahead and make one. I was quite pleased at how many of you interested in making a block. I made it simple and quick for you!
A LITTLE SIDEBAR........
I'm off to Traffic Court, TONITE...yep, the Gmama got HERSELF a little ticket a few weeks ago driving 55 in a 45 mph. zone early one morning going to a doctor's appointment. I'm cruizin along WITH the traffic and don't notice the BlUE FLASHING LIGHTS behind me until I go thru the traffic light The policeman has to trun on his siren before I realize I'm in trouble! I pull onto a side street and when the officer comes up to my window I ask him what I've done?? I honestly had NO IDEA I was speeding....and to top it all off...guess who had let her license expire??? Yep...Yours Truly! I can explain why, but it would take a whole 'nuther post to tell THAT story.
ANYHOO...I figure I'll have a Great story after going to Traffic Court with all the DUI's and other miscreants ...I'm hoping the judge will waive the license fee since I have a current one now. That is the usual practice but then it IS the GMAMA we're talking about and USUAL PRACTICE can mean a WHOLE 'NUTHER STORY................
Life with the Gmama is much like watching an episode of the old show from the 50's "I Love Lucy"
BTW, #1 Hubby just rolled his eyes when I told him ...gotta love that man!