Quilt Finish: Wonky Wishes

I finished up Wonky Wishes.  I’m so happy with it!


What a wonderful way to use up scraps.  I’m in love….I know I keep saying it but, this one, I think I’ll keep.  I can’t keep them all…but I like this one…lots.  If I do give it away it’s going to someone I really like.

I used a light brown thread and did a simple stipple.  I can do more but when quilts are busy, I like a simple stipple.


I feel like scrappy quilts are a testament to the fabric I had at the time of it’s making…kind of like a documentation of my scrap collection on that day.  I love the scrappy sashing. What do you think?

Brown was chosen for the binding.  It’s a lighter brown and has cream in it too.


The original pattern was made in a 5 x 6 layout making the quilt 78 1/2″ x 93 1/2″.  I made mine bigger (surprise).  It’s a 6 x 6 setting instead making mine 93 1/2″ square.


This is my favorite kind of quilt…scrappy, repetitive sewing, not a real color scheme, and looks good in any fabrics.  This one fits the bill.


…best yet, it’s Ruby approved.


Here’s a link to an old post I did about Wonky Wishes.  There were some reader questions I answered about the quilt.

Can you believe that this has sat waiting to be quilted since March 10th of last year?  UGH…no more of that for me.  I’m going to try to get all my UFOs that are tops quilted next week while I am off of childcare so I can do my medical testing.  Doesn’t that sound like an awesome goal?

If you remember, long ago when I started this I said I’d give away my pattern when I finished the quilt….so now’s the time.  Please leave a comment and tell what your favorite Bonnie Hunter quilt is.  I’ll pick a winner next week.

If you are looking for the pattern You can get the pattern here.

100 thoughts on “Quilt Finish: Wonky Wishes”

  1. Your Wonky Wishes turned out beautifully! Aside from this possibly being at the top of the list, my favorite BH pattern was the Christmas Lights mystery because it reminds me of my childhood!

  2. My favorite is the class she taught at our guild, Bricks in the Barnyard. Your Wonky Wishes is marvelous!

  3. My favorite Bonnie Mystery Quilt is Double Delight. I made it with 19th century reproduction fabrics and fell in love with them and with patchwork and quilting. If I make Wonky Wishes I’ll keep it too. Regards from sunny rural England.

  4. Beautiful! I have wanted to make that quilt for a long time. My favorite Bonnie quilt is probably Celtic Solstice, I made it in pink and yellow for my granddaughter.

  5. How do you pick a favorite Bonnie Hunter pattern?it keeps changing for me. En Provence is my favorite this month. Your wonky wishes is beautiful.

  6. What? I have to pick just one of Bonnie’s quilts! Sew hard to do! I love the Pineapple quilt block! Maybe it is because it is the first quilt pattern of Bonnie’s that I made.

  7. Before I saw your Wonky Wishes, I would have said my favorite was Celtic Solstice. I MUST make a Wonky Wishes! I love scrappy quilts!
    I can’t wait to see what you accomplish while you are home alone….

  8. I really like this quilt. My go-to quilt is Scrappy Trips in her free patterns. I’ve made several of those. Thank you for giving us a chance to win.

  9. I love almost all her patterns. I am going to keep the Rectangle Wrangle that I got done. Cannot believe that I actually sewed all those Ohio Star blocks.

  10. I love Bonnie’s Allietare but haven’t made it yet. But wow – your Wonky Wishes turned out great! Awesome job. You are just like me – I always made quilts a bit larger. Love Ruby approved quilts.

  11. I’m currently doing Happily Scrappily Irish chain as a leader/ender so that is my favorite right now. My next favorite is Smith Mountain Morning. Bonnie has so many great ones it is had to choose.

  12. I love so many of Bonnie’s quilts and love seeing all the ones you make. I think my favorite so far is Allietare.

  13. Cynthia Malphrus

    My favorite Bonnie pattern is hard to choose since I love so many of them, but I would have to say right now it is Oregon or Bust from Scraps and Shirttails II.

  14. Your Wonky Wishes is perfect in every way! Beautiful!!
    I don’t need the pattern, just wanted to praise Wonky Wishes. Keep going on the UFO’s!

  15. Mary ANn Harpe

    I love the variation I did on Bonnie’s Jingle Bell block after I saw your version. I took the borders off, fussy cut the centers as a square instead of the hourglass blocks and did it out of orange, black and Halloween prints! It is for my daughter that Halloween is her favorite holiday. I even know how I will quilt it- a large spider web as over all quilting with glow in the dark thread. It will be the next quilt I quilt and can send a pic if interested…..

  16. Well I like them all but my new favorite one is her newest finish with the Straits of Mackinac block. I bought the Quiltmaker magazine specifically for that block!

  17. Trying to decide which BH pattern is my favorite is like trying to decide which of my children is my favorite – but I like Talking Turkey and Wonky Stars is right up there too – thanks for the opportunity to win the WW pattern

  18. I took her class Midnight Flight, through your retreat, like you, I fell in
    with it and can’t part with the quilt. I love your Wonky Wishes and would love the pattern. A souvenir from you :)

  19. My favorite Bonnie quilt is Celtic Solstice and unfortunately it’s the only one I’ve made so far. Hope to make many more in the future. Good luck with your prep next week! Wonky wishes is beautiful!

  20. Your Wonky Wishes is beautiful! I love civil war fabrics also. I have made lots of Bonnie Hunter quilts and I would have to say that my favorite would be the one that I am working on at the time. I have loved making every quilt I have made from her patterns. Thank you for the opportunity to win the pattern!

  21. My fav Bonnie Hunter quilt is the one I am working on NOW…. and that means any old NOW….. you have to love what you are working on as there is so MUCH work in these scrappy quilts.

  22. I think my favorite BH quilt would be Smith Mountain Morning, but high on the list are also Jamestown Landing and Talking Turkey. (You can tell I like “controlled scrappy.”) That being said, I am planning to take a BH class with her this summer in PA and she is teaching Wonky Wishes, which means I need a pattern for it! (hint, hint) I love how yours turned out, which makes me a little more OK with the total scrappiness. We’ll see how it goes!

  23. I think my favorite Bonnie Hunter quilt is Orca Bay. I haven’t made it yet, but it’s on my quilt bucket list. Your Wonky Wishes is just beautiful! I love it, and now I’m feeling the need to make it, too. Thanks so much for the chance to win your pattern.

  24. I think that you just made this one my favorite quilt! It is gorgeous!!!! I love the way the the colors bounce off of each other.

  25. Your Wonky Wishes is wonderful! I love the sashings. My favorite BH quilt so far is Ric Rack Nine. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Talking turkey is at the top of my want to do list. I am trying to work through some of my other UFOs before I start it but I’m not sure I can wait that long. Love your wonky wishes. I am amazed by all you accomplish while working full time. Good thoughts and prayers go your way for positive test results.

  27. Your quilt is great! I haven’t made many of Bonnie’s patterns, but my favorite so far is Pineapple Blossom. I make quilts to donate and this is an easy, quick pattern with lots of impact.

  28. I love all of Bonnie’s quilts!! It is so hard to pick a favorite!! I would say, if I have to pick, it would be Talking Turkey…. Thanks for the chance to win the Wonky Wishes pattern!

  29. I love Wonky Wishes, I love everything about it, I suppose because it is scrappy. A simple meander is great for quilting scrappy quilts. Since I send mine out to be quilted, I always choose the baptist fan, which I love! But if I were doing it myself, I would meander. There is nothing wrong with the meander, in fact I like it better than some pantographs.
    Enjoy your time away from the kiddos.They will be back before you know it.

  30. I was just saying the other day, that my very favorite Bonnie Hunter quilt that I have ever done is her Double Delight mystery. It was I think in 2009 or 10 that we did that one. I had washed mine and put it back on the bed and told myself it is still my favorite.

  31. Sherry Watkins

    Love all things Wonky! This is definitely added to my “Next2Quilt” I have a HUGE stash of lil’bits. Love Bonnie’s Basket-Weave Strings, looks complicated, but actually quite simple.

  32. Love how your quilt looks. My favorite Bonnie Hunter quilts are her pineapple and the bricks-stepping stones (not sure I have the name correct). Your blog is one of my favorites. Have to read every day.

  33. Your quilt turned out just beautiful! I love all the same things in a quilt, as you do, scrappy, repetitive, and no real color scheme. I am working on Rectangle Wrangle right now and am thinking it is my favorite so far.

  34. Love Bonnie Hunter quilts, it is so hard to just pick one. I’ve made several and the favorite today is Grand Illusions. Your Wonky Wishes is absolutely beautiful!!. Thanks for sharing, I love reading your blog.

  35. I really love Garden Party. So far, I’m keeping it. It will be a hard one to part with.. Your Wonky Wishes is beautiful. I see that in my future. Love all those pieces.

  36. Kristy Wilkinson

    Jo- I love your Wonky Wishes quilt! I think Celtic Solstice is my favorite Bonnie Quilt with Allietare coming in second. I have 2 Bonnie quilt tops that both need borders and then they are done. I am inspired to finish those tops after all of your productivity lately. Thanks for sharing your progress and your beautiful quilts. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

  37. Scrappy quilts are my favorite and yours is beautiful! I have always loved Talking Turkey but your Wonky Wishes quilt might have changed my mind. Good luck with your tests.

  38. Sheila Fernkopf

    Love your Wonky Wishes! I think my favorite Bonnie quilt is En Provence. My favorite colors are purple and red and they were both in this quilt. I made mine with 9 blocks plus the sashing so it could hang in my living room on the huge wall quilt rack my husband made. I really enjoy reading your blog. I am amazed that you get so much done every day. You feel like a friend with all you share about your family and life!

  39. This turned out so great, glad you’re keeping it to enjoy.

    I am all about the color and my current favorite of Bonnie’s is Straits of Mackinac. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m bummed she’s saving it for a book instead of releasing a pattern because I’d love to do it now. I do have the magazine with the block in it, so I may get a running start at it. Of course, if I won the Wonky Wishes pattern, that would distract me for a bit.

  40. After seeing yours, my new favorite Bonnie Hunter quilt is the Santa Fe String Star quilt…so hard to pick just one isn’t it????? I hope you are feeling better today….

  41. Carol Collier

    My favorite Bonnie Quilt is… how do you pick one?? I love them all!! I love scrappy, and I love many little pieces — just like a Bonnie quilt! Talking Turkey is a fun one. So is Celtic Solstice. The Wonky Wishes turned out perfect in every way!! Do keep it!!

  42. My favorite is the latest mystery quilt – En Provence. I love the colors. I already bought the Wonky Wishes pattern, so you can leave my name out of the drawing. Great finish on your quilt. I like your binding choice. Thanks for the Ruby picture. :>)

  43. Linda Carpenter

    My favorite “Bonnie Quilt” is generally the one I am working on! But, I have to say my all time favorite is the first mystery quilt I did “Easy Street” followed by “En Provence”. I always seem to like her color scheme so if I her lead, its a sure thing!

  44. I just finished piecing the Chunky Churndash from the free patterns Bonnie shows in her blog. Thought I would use up scraps but barely made a dent. I love the way the quilt top went together. The borders will go on this weekend. Scrappy quilts are fun to make. Have a great day.

  45. Love your quilt! Hard to pick a favorite BH quilt, but I love the Smith Mountain Morning pattern that I recently made using my son’s Air Force uniforms; it turned out great!

  46. Your quilt is lovely. I would like to make it some day. I have made many Bonnie quilts, but my favorite is En Provence, I just finished it. I love her colors in it.

  47. That is like asking me to pick my favorite child or book or author or fabric or food. . .right now, I am in love with Carolina Chain as I am cutting blocks for that as I am working on scraps.

  48. Brenda Cornell

    After seeing your Wonky Wishes, this is now my favorite of Bonnie’s quilts. You did a great job on it and i am always inspired by your progress on these UFOs.

  49. It’s almost impossible to choose my favorite! I’ve made so many of them. I guess if I go by the one I’ve made the most of, it would be Scrappy Trips. It uses up so many of my scrappy 2-1/2″ strips. It’s also great to sew the strip sets while I enjoy my front porch sewing–mindless sewing so I can watch the cars and people go by!

  50. I have not made any of Bonnie Hunter’s quilts yet. I have several of her books though, so some day I will get one made. Love your wonky wishes. I do have a question. Why do you change the size of the block when you want a bigger size quilt? Why not just keep adding more blocks both ways to make the size you want. I would think changing the dimensions of the block would make it more complicated. I almost always make my quilts larger than the pattern calls for by just adding more blocks. I wish I had your variety of stash.

  51. My favorite pattern is Garden Party! It’s such a scrapalicious type of quilt! The actual block is quite simple, and the layout just shines. :-)

  52. Your Wonky Wishes is beautiful. It just looks so warm & comforting!
    My favorite Quiltville quilt is Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll with Jamestown Landing a close second.

  53. I like so many of Bonnie Hunter quilts. I just finished Chunk Churn Dash and really like it, but I’ve made others and like all of them. I have no favorite, but like many of them.

  54. I’ve been wanting to make Tumalo Trail forever and am over the moon as she is coming to town in July and teaching that. I signed up as soon as it was announced! I also like Rectangle Wrangle and am gathering the plaids for that. There are so many more of her quilts I want to make too!

  55. I think you have made a super job of Wonky Wishes, it’s beautiful. It’s very hard to choose a favourite of Bonnie’s patterns but I do like Jamestown Landing and also her last mystery quilt. Love to you all, especially Carver who I hope is getting better.

    Linda H

  56. There are lots of Bonnie’s quilts that are wonderful. I think my favourite is Roll Roll Cotton Boll, but there are so many others I’d like to make. I have made several of her quilts and they are all very very scrappy with well over a hundred fabrics each. Wonky wishes is on my list.

  57. I’m a Bonnie “stalker” so I like all her designs, but Scrappy Trips is one I’ve made several times. It’s fun to sew and looks wonderful in every genre. I’ve also made your Meet in the Middle several times for a quick gift. It’s fun and easy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. I love red so (today) my favorite Bonnie Hunter pattern is Talking Turkey. Love scrap quilts and would like to have this pattern showing all your wonderful scraps.

  59. Cindy Wienstroer

    Would love to make one as lovely as yours! I have it on my wish list but have a few UFOs to finish up first! But what a blessing to have more than we need. Thanks for a chance to win the pattern. Cindy

  60. Your Wonky Wishes turned out fantastic! Great scrap buster! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern. HUGS… and stitches

  61. Sharon Hughson

    I like Bonnies Hunter’s Lady of Lake Erie pattern. Several reasons including being raised on Lake Erie. LOL Hope I win.

  62. I just adore your wonky wishes quilt! What a great way to use up scraps! I don’t know enough about Bonnie Hunter’s quilts, but have loved every single one you have posted!

  63. Your Wonky Wishes quilt is beautiful! I am a newby to her quilt patterns and recently purchased two of her books. I love how you have mixed your fabrics in this quilt.

  64. Hi! Thanks for your blog and keeping us up on your family, babies, and home. I absolutely love your Wonky Wishes! Never thought the pattern would be good “eye candy” for me because I’m so controlling, however, your version made me a believer! I have all of Bonnie’s books but have only completed a few quilts and none of them have been totally scrappy. Thanks for the blog and prayers for next week! Oh and new fav??? Your Wonky Wishes!

  65. Hi Jo, Your Wonky Wishes quilt is beautiful and I would love a chance to win the pattern. All of my Bonnie quilts are my favorite. She takes me out of my comfort zone and I have learned so much from her.

  66. Your quilt turned out great! I love making scrap quilts! Bonnie Hunter quilts and patterns are some of my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance.

  67. I’ve had Wonky Wishes pinned on Pinterest since I saw yours for the first time. I’m not a real confident piecer and it looks like something I could tackle. If I don’t win it I will be buying it for myself anyway. Love yours!

  68. Another awesome quilt! I love the scrappy low volume sashing. Stars, can’t go wrong with stars! I would love to enter the drawing for the pattern!

  69. Your “Wonky Wishes” is fabulous. My favorite is “Allietare”, maybe because it was my first BH mystery, and I loved the colors I used. Then I tried “En Provence” and again changed the colors … NOT my favorite! Oh, well, they can’t all be winners. Thanks for sharing!

  70. I, too, love quilts made with many bits and pieces. My all time favorite Bonnie Hunter quilt is Pineapple Crazy. What a quilt !

  71. Your Wonky Wishes looks great! I love Pineapple Crazy. Someday I’ll get around to making it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Congrats on finishing your Wonky Wishes quilt! It really turned out beautiful. Your finished quilt makes me want to run into my sewing room and see what I could do with my scraps! Thank you for a chance to win this great pattern.

  73. Garlic Knot is my favorite pattern Bonnie Hunter quilt. Your quilts are so wonderful and I love that you do so many charity quilts. Wonky Wishes is such a beautiful quilt. I need to be working on something but I am just sitting here looking at all the great quilts on your blog.

  74. My favorite Bonnie Hunter quilt is Blue Ridge Beauty, Winston Ways or Orca Bay. It is hard to choose just one. I love the contrast between your stars and background. Your quilt turned out great, and I agree about a simple quilting pattern when the top is busy.

  75. Picking one of Bonnie”s quilts as a favorite is almost impossible! I guess I would have to say it is the first one I ever made – Rick Rack Nines. It was so fun using scraps from other projects – kind of like a walk down memory lane! Your Wonky Wishes is fabulous and on my to do list after I finish Texas Braid.

  76. After seeing your quilt I honestly think Wonky Wishes is my favorite. I also really like Allietare. BH is my very favorite designer. Your quilt is really beautiful.

  77. One of my favorite Bonnie Hunter quilts is Tobacco Road. I am currently working on the Chunky Churn Dash as a modified memory quilt for my cousin using some of her parents clothing.
    Love the way your Wonky Wishes quilt turned out. My goal for this year is to make quilts using my scraps. That quilt is one that I now have on the list as a good pattern to use.
    Thanks for inspiring me.

  78. Your Wonky Wishes came out wonderfully! My favorite Bonnie quilt so far is Celtic Solstice but I’m starting my fourth Bonnie quilt, En Provence, so maybe the latest will become my favorite!

  79. I love stars and this pattern is pretty great! My favorite pattern has been the Allietare. I just got it back from the quilter and I am already thinking of different color combinations and this one is not even bound yet1

  80. Pam in Illinois

    I love your Wonky Wishes. Usually my favorite quilt is the one I am working on at the moment. Bonnie’s En Provence was a gorgeous quilt and I loved all the different colors and fabrics everyone used.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top