What I’m Working On…

I have so many projects going right now.  It’s crazy.  It’s a good kind of crazy though.  I am heading down the home stretch with my Jingle Bell Square quilt….

but…I am also putting some time into quilts on the quilting frame and this…WONKY WISHES!!  It’s a Bonnie Hunter pattern.  My pattern came in the mail and I was excited to get it.  I’ll admit, I started the blocks before the pattern came.  I was so excited to make the quilt.  I had watched Bonnie’s blog as she was making the quilt.  Initially I liked it but then completely feel in love with it once she added the string pieced neutral sashing strips.

This weekend, I finished the star blocks….I really like them.  I opted to go with all more Civil War prints and similar darker tones.  My 2 1/2″ bucket was WAY overflowing so I was hoping this would give me some room in there…It didn’t really so I’ll be on the look out to be making another 2 1/2″ based quilt…anyway, back to Wonky Wishes.  I’ve had so much fun making these blocks.

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The pattern is really neat.  It comes in a super cute little light cardboard envelope.  Isn’t the closure so cute.  I love the styling of it all.

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Inside the pattern, it’s actually a small booklet.  It too is so cute.  I like it so much better than a regular pattern.  I always have hated individual patterns.  I would misplace one of the papers or get them in the wrong order.  I also love this new style as the inside pages are in color!!

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Bonnie has the patterns for sale on her site now.  You can find them here.

Now that my blocks are done I’m moving on the sashing strips…that means STRING PIECING!!!!!!  I absolutely love that.  Hopefully by next week I’ll have a few done and ready to show off…of course, I am making the quilt bigger.  It’s a 5 x 6 layout now…I’m making it 6 x 6 so that means more sashing pieces!

Today I am hooking up with Patchwork Times.

C&T Publishing provided me a free copy of the pattern for review.  My opinions are still my own.

3 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…

  1. Robby

    For a precision sort of gal it is amazing how much I just love this design. I’m looking forward to seeing yours come together.

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  2. Linda

    Loved your post. Wonky Wishes is my all-time Bonnie Hunter favourite too. I finally made a cot sized one last year ( I have just emailed a photo of it to you, Jo). Loved every minute of making it and will definitely make another. The photo of your Wonky Wishes block: bottom left hand square – I had some of that fabric many years ago, all gone now though!

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  3. ShirlR

    I’m smiling as I read your post today. Your description of the pattern itself makes me want to buy it! And looking at your pictures, the packaging and style of the pattern (in a booklet) IS cute! It sounds like fun! Think I’ll just have to go ahead and buy it as I love stars in a quilt!

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