Finish: Aqua and Red Wonky Sampler

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This year I made a bazillion aqua and red blocks and then squirreled them away to become wrinkly and unloved.  They were great skill builders – but they definitely were, um, random.  Random block patterns chosen, and all random sizes because I was sewing beyond my skill.

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So when I became determined to use up these blocks for some Charity quilts, I decided to embrace the wonky.  Adding strips to sides to make everything fit together.  I thought I was going to hate it, and decide after finishing the top if it was too ugly to continue.

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I still thought it was bordering on ugly before I basted, almost abandoning to make something that wouldn’t cause people to avert their eyes for my next charity quilt.  But I had put in a lot of time, a lot of pretty fabric, and made the critical decision to continue basting.

Boy I am glad I did.  Once I quilted in a wonky spiraling rectangle and trimmed and bound, I loved it truly.  The colors are a gorgeous modern classic combination – can’t go wrong with aqua and red.  And the wonkiness works to make it cheerful, I believe.  One of my best finishes for the year – a whole lot of personal quilting growth in this one little quilt.  Hopefully will bring some comfort to a child and her parents

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Friday!

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2 thoughts on “Finish: Aqua and Red Wonky Sampler

  1. I love this quilt! I’m also at the skill building stage in my quilting life, and when I see a great block I just want to give it a try too. I like your commitment to colour- and that’s what binds it together.

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