Two years ago I attended a workshop by Sandy Lindal for a wonky log cabin done on a flannel foundation. This year I have just finished a workshop by Sandy for Stashbuster ideas. I still haven’t finished the quilt from the first workshop. So, instead of starting a new project (and possible UFO) using the new technique, I just took notes and pictures during her instructional time. When everyone else got to work on their new projects, I pulled out my UFO from 2 years ago and started working on it.
My ears were always open to what she was saying and the tips and ideas she was giving for the new project. I just jotted them down and kept on working on my UFO…..I got 10 more blocks completed during the afternoon. I love the idea of “wonky” because you don’t have to measure anything. The strips can be cut freehand . Nothing needs to be precise. I even chain pieced the strips onto the 10 1/2″ square flannel foundation. Just like paper piecing except you don’t have to remove the paper. Because it is done on a flannel foundation, no batting will be required when I quilt it.
It’s about half completed now, and I still really like it. It may stay a UFO for a little longer because there is some machine quilting I need to get done before our local quilt show in June. I think I will play with the block layout some more and see what other interesting arrangements I can come up with……any ideas?