Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Hullabaloo Wonky Cross Quilt
here, if you want to take a look. Feel free to join the group if you are interested and post pictures of your own quilts made with their fabrics. I like their Hullabaloo line, not my favorite, but a good one. I thought it needed to be split up though into two groups--masculine and feminine. I used Elizabeth Hartman's Wonky Cross tutorial to make the quilt which you can find here. It's a really fast and simple quilt to make, the only tricky bit is getting the cross to line up on both sides in the final part of sewing the block. After a couple goes, I figured out that I need to pinch the seams and hold to find out where it needed to line up adjusting it carefully, then I just sewed over one seam to hold it in place. After checking to see that it was straight I could go back and sew the entire bit. It saved me a lot of ripping out and realigning and made it quicker to do.
The other half of my fabrics I will pair together with Kona medium gray (instead of the Kona coal in the Wonky Cross). Not sure yet what I will do with them, but I am thinking about making something wonky, but not crosses... I'll test it out soon.