Lots and lots of trimming has happened around here. Working of Bonnie Hunter’s Wonky Wishes will really have you trimming…lots and lots of trimming.
I’ve made four quilts that needed wonky star points in my past….that means I do have lots of experience with trimming.
I thought I’d share a bit about trimming them.
Shown are two star point blocks. I made them similar colors so you can see the difference in them once they are trimmed.
I start with start points facing me. I line up the ruler to the right side. With the first block I am sliding the ruler all the way to the fartherest edge of the points.
I turn the block around. I line it up with the 2 1/2″ line of the left and bottom. Trim.
That one is done. With this next one I again started with the star point facing me. This time I am lining up the ruler at the 2 1/2″ line at the bottom of the the background piece.
I trimmed, rotated the blocks lining up the 2 1/2″ line at the bottom and at the left. I trimmed the right side.
Here are the two finished blocks that were trimmed. Look at the center where the point meet. The one on the left I cut first. It has longer points. The one on the right shorter points. The fun thing with making these wonky star point blocks is that we want some of each.
I’ve taught classes on making these blocks several times. We have our Thanks to you quilt from our book Country Girl Modern (order it here)…here in brights…
and here in darker fabrics. (..yes that Ruby as a pup)
You can see in these photos that star points are meant to all be different. Cutting some of them with the first method and some with the second method, helps achieve that wonky look.
Making these blocks is a favorite of mine. It’s a wonderful way to use up the smallest scraps of fabrics.
I’m off to assemble blocks. I have a huge pile trimmed now..I’m not sure how many I have. I didn’t count. I’ll just start making blocks and if I need more, I’ll worry about it when I run out. Not counting and not knowing if I had made is one of those things that drives Kelli completely crazy…but this is my quilt not her’s so I’ll do it my way. Which are you…a counter knowing you have all the pieces or a fly by the seat your pants like me??