Wonky-BlockLook at how fun this block is! This was my first attempt to make a wonky string block and I really liked the whole process. Using different size strips and not having to match seams was so freeing!

A while ago I bought a Kaffe Fassett charm pack on sale. I didn’t have any idea what I would do with it, but I felt I needed it because I have seen so much hubaloo about his fabrics. Yes, I’m a follower…

So when I decided to make a mini quilt and went looking through my fabrics I came across this charm pack. I’ll admit, I wasn’t 100% excited about these fabrics. After working with them though, I’ve decided they definitely can have a place in my quilting world.

Now, for the wonky blocks.  I really liked making these and I love the way they turned out. I can definitely see me making more wonky blocks, only bigger – these finished at 5″ – for a cute quilt. And what a great way to use up some scraps!

What I was NOT excited about was the border on this quilt. Take a look:

Wonky-Border

This ruby border was straight when I put the sandwich together to start quilting. I basted it with basted spray. See how crooked it is after the quilting? Does anyone know why this turned out this way?

My thinking is that I didn’t use enough spray and things shifted. Another possibility is the way I quilted it. I quilted all the lines in the same direction and did not sew opposite directions on every other line, which may have helped keep everything straight.

The wonkiness is only in this one spot, so maybe it wasn’t basted well. I don’t know. It’s a small quilt, only 10″x 24-1/2″ so it is really noticeable. Overall, the quilt looks good and I am okay with the weirdness of the blocks but I don’t know how happy I am with this border.

Has this ever happened to you?

Other than the wonky border, I really like this mini. I especially like those blocks and can’t wait to make more.

KF---Backing

This is what I’m crushing on this week.  How about you? I would love to see what you are working on and what has you excited. You can link up any blog post or Instagram pic to Main Crush Monday below – here’s how:

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