Working on Wonky

I am working on my work, work out, dissertation, sewing balance. Happily I am able to get in a little more sewing than I thought due to the fact that one can only work on the dissertation for so many hours in a row without needing a break. So during one of those said breaks I made this


which is supposed to be a wonky log cabin house…I have learned that I am not so good with the wonk. Understandably as I have never done anything wonky in my life. I am so used to precision I think it will take me some time to loosen up. Here’s a close-up of the little fairy in the house IMG_2523

(yes, I realize my photography skills could be sharpened up as well…working on it). So, what compelled me to make this happy little house? I have decided that since I am off of work all day to do my dissertation on Friday and I have to go to school for a dissertation seminar all day Saturday I should lay off and have some fun on Sunday. It just so happens the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild will be meeting and I’ve decided to go for the first time 🙂 They are making a charity quilt of these blocks and I thought it would be a nice gesture to bring one for the cause. I’m glad I can revisit it on the blog because I have kind of fallen in love with it.

Additionally the next block in the Modern Quilt-A-Long came out with this months block so I have started working on that


it will be a spool block when all is said and done.

Oh! And let me not forget the doggy project


I made our pupster (don’t get me wrong he is seven years old) a new bandana/scarf/handkerchief thingy. I know, you are saying “big deal anyone can cut a triangle”. Let me clarify



Not only did I do a rolled hem all the way around but I made a pocket in the back for his collar to fit through so the blasted thing doesn’t always end up in front of him. It was my husbands idea and I love it. This was the prototype, I’ll be making him more soon on cooler fabric.

Lastly I have been doing a lot of work on this


yes, a prairie braid. It is for a 20+ year old project for my sister. It actually uses the muslin piecing



this is from way back. Do they even sell this stuff anymore? Eventually I will show you the top. Believe me it is no longer my aesthetic but I know my sister will love it just the same.


About animatedlibrarian

I am the Online Services and Instruction Librarian at San Diego Mesa College, I have a doctorate in Education Technology from Pepperdine University. When not quilty/sewing I like to do Muay Thai kickboxing :-)
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2 Responses to Working on Wonky

  1. Beanie says:

    I remember this quilt!

  2. Pingback: Next Modern QAL Block and Progress | The Animated Librarian Quilts

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