Wonky Stars – Background Auditions

June 28, 2011By

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the 60 Blocks of Summer group on Flickr. This members have pledged (although “pledge” seems too strong of a word) to make at least 60 quilt blocks this summer. Some folks are doing more (way more) but I’m going to see if I can make 60 by September 23rd (the official end of summer).

(Were there enough parentheticals in that last paragraph?) (Yes? OK, then.)

I had an idea for a new quilt I want to try to make. I had seen this wonky star tutorial and loved it. I pulled some fabrics from my stash, and decided to make a decent size lap/throw quilt using the wonky star block.

These are the first two blocks I made:

I really like the pomegranate background. But the more I though about it, the more I wanted to see how these blocks would look on a white background. So I made a couple more:

I really like these. Really, really like these with the white background. I’ll still use the purple blocks – most likely for pillows – but I’m going to move ahead with the white blocks for the quilt. I’m thinking I need 20 total (for a 4×5 layout). I’ll most likely sash these with white and add solid color cornerstones. I’m so excited to get going!

60 Blocks of Summer: 4 of 60 blocks complete

Wonky Star Quilt: 2 of 20 blocks complete

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  1. Brooke says:

    I dig the white too. It makes those bold prints brighter and a bit more fun. But that purple is really pretty. Can’t wait to see what you cook up!

  2. I like them both, but the white really pops. It’s such a contrast!! So pretty :)

  3. Carrie says:

    ooh, they’re all lovely! I wonder how it would look with the purple ones scattered in with mostly white blocks? then you’d get to use both :) Reebecki on Flickr just finished a top with some dark background squares scattered in: http://www.flickr.com/photos/reebeckisupergirl/5871058364/in/photostream

    you make such lovely stuff!

  4. Dawn says:

    I agree – the white really makes the colors in the stars pop. I think you should definitely still use the pomegranate color, though. Perhaps for the cornerstones.