August Block of the Month: Wonky Stars!

wonky stars
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Let’s get our wonky on for August’s BOM. Stars are traditional quilt blocks; we are going to liberate them by making them wonky!

We will be following Melissa Corry’s tutorial for making a 12.5” wonky star block.

And take a look at what Cath Hall did for the center of her wonky stars.

Feel free to play with the block and make it yours!

Fabric Requirements: Red and aqua. Fabric choices must be either solid (any shade of  reds and aqua) or tonals that “read” as red and aqua.  No high contrast fabrics.

Image is from Color Me Married; Bridal Buds.
Image is from Color Me Married; Bridal Buds.

PSSST!  Don’t forget to make an extra block for our charity quilt project!  You can make a duplicate  of your first block or you can design a new block!  The choice is yours!

Basics for Block of the Month program:

SOLID FABRICS:  We will be focusing on using solid fabrics because solid fabrics are one of the most common features found in modern quilting.   Tonal fabrics that “read” as a solid color can also be used in place of solid fabrics.

GIVE AND GET:  Members who bring in a block will be given a ticket.  A lottery will be drawn to determine the winner who takes home all of the blocks.  One ticket per block.

FAIR SHAKE:  Please use fabric that you LIKE (or LOVE) for blocks you will be putting in to the lottery.   Please do not use the BOM lottery as a way to get rid of “uglies” and “red-headed-stepchildren” fabric that you do not like.

MODERN DESIGN:  We will be using the BOM program and lottery to learn about the modern quilting design ideas embraced by The Modern Quilt Guild.  These design ideas include improvisational piecing; slash, slice, and dice; “wonky” lines; negative space; and a handful of other techniques.

Collage credits: 1-Hilltop House Creative Work 2-Magic Valley MQG 3-Jake Finch Wonky Star 4-Leigh Laurel studios 5-She can quilt 6-Hermione J. Schwartz 7-The MQG 8-Cabbage Quilts

Color Photo credit: Color me Married








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