Wonky Wonk Quilt Finished as September OMG

For our September one monthly goal (OMG) project we chose to quilt and finish our Wonky Wonk quilt. This quilt was made on a whim after seeing Jayne’s version on her website, Twiggy and Opal. In all of its polka-dotted glory, it spoke to me and called me to make a version of this quilt for ourselves. Jayne also shared a tutorial on how to make the wonky block but I didn’t follow her example exactly. Instead, I just added some tape to my ruler to remind me of the boundaries or parameters needed for sizing the block.

Wonky Wonk Quilt Top

You can find all the details that we shared last month on exactly how this Wonky Wonk quilt top came together for us, but I’ll share just a few of the finer points. First of all, the block design calls for a charm pack of which we have a plethora. Choosing just one was the hard part but ABC Animals was the clear winner.

This is a third-quarter goal so that meant that quilting had to be completed by the end of this month. The usual dilemma about how to actually quilt this piece raised its head but was quickly squashed. Why not use a wonky wavy quilting line that can be accomplished with a walking foot, I asked myself. I searched on Pinterest a bit and found an “organic wavy” quilting design, whatever that means. Organic quilting design?

Wonky Wonk Wavy Quilting

My ‘organic’ wavy quilting looks a bit different from the example I shared above. First of all, I did a lot of crossing lines because I like the way that looked. I’ve found that I am not very random or wonky when quilting. No surprise there since I like order and straight lines! At first, I thought this quilt would look good having wonky quilting in both directions but decided against it. It seemed that would give it a plaid-ish look and I was happy with the single direction quilting.

The walking foot does all the work in this design so there were no wrinkles created on the back. I did start in the center and work out in each direction. That may not have been necessary but it also eliminated the bulk in the throat of the sewing machine.

Wonky Wonk Wavy Ta-Da

Here is our completely finished Wonky Wonk quilt. Thanks definitely go to Jayne for inspiring us to make this quilt in the first place. While it doesn’t yet have a home, we sewed in extra love and care for the eventual recipient.

We used a dark aqua for the binding and the backing is a multi-colored swirly fabric. Thank you also to Patty and her monthly OMG linky party! Another successful monthly project complete. This is also a third-quarter finish as well.


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31 Responses

  1. Susan Nixon says:

    Excellent! Your wavy quilting is wonderful, I think.

  2. Congrats on the fun finish. Your organic quilting looks great, nice texture.

  3. patty says:

    Great quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  4. Hi Roseanne, I really like your Wonky Wonk quilt! I hope that you’ll come by to post it on Free Motion Mavericks this week. We’re having a big 300th post celebration!

  5. What a lovely quilt, great job on the quilting.

  6. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Checking in Roseanne to say how much I like your Organic (:) quilting lines. I think they look perfect and they will be in my future I think.

  7. Kathryn says:

    Looks absolutely fantastic and I love the quilting on it Roseanne. It’s always hard deciding what kind of quilting to do isn’t it.

  8. While I am very fond of polka dots and the quilt they were on I think yours is equally as beautiful! Great third quarter finish!

  9. Roseanne I love it! What a wonderful finish. The quilting is perfect for this quilt and I especially like your binding choice.

  10. Wonderful quilt – and oh! The lucky baby. The curvy quilting is perfect (an inspiration for one of my quilt tops)!

  11. Wonderful all the way around! I love the wonky blocks and the wonkly line quilting…Wonky Squared! Congrats on the OMG achievement – always feels good to check that off the list.

  12. Nancy Bekedam says:

    What a super cute wonky quilt!!! Great job on the quilting, too!!!

  13. Such a fun children’s I spy quilt and the organic wavy quilting is perfect! Thank you for linking to TGIFF!

  14. Wonky Wonk – fantastic finish!

  15. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, This quilt turned out amazing!!! I honestly am looking forward to making my own quilt using this pattern and doing a wonky quilting line. Whoever does become the owner of your quilt will be thrilled and spend years wrapped in your love and “wonkiness”. Thank you for sharing this quilt success with us. It is another one of your many quilts that have inspired me! Have a fantastic day!

  16. quiltinggail says:

    YEAH!!! The finish is fantastic!!!! And the “organic” waves are the perfect way to finish. AND … you are finished before the end of the month!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  17. I love the wonky quilting…especially when two lines cross to form an elongated shape between them. Can’t wait to try it!!!

  18. Rochelle SUMMERS says:

    A great looking quilt. It looks a little windblown with the wonkiness and the wavy lines. It will find the right home at the right time. Congrats for getting in completed!!

  19. I absolutely LOVE this quilt! I have those leftover charms from the Sweet Star quilt I finoshed i August, so this is certainly a contender for what to do with them! Love the quilting too.

  20. lenneamw says:

    Great looking quilt! FMQ does not need to be complicated to look fabulous!

  21. Wonky Wonk is just so bright a cheery – I love the whimisical way it is set – such a happy quilt!

  22. So fun to see those little dancing blocks in the quilt, and the wavy lines were a great idea. Yay for the finish!

  23. Cute quilt. – Wonky is a good name for it!

  24. chrisknits says:

    It is adorable!!! I love it in all it’s wonkiness, even though I am a very symmetrical soul. LOL

  25. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    Love it! And the wave quilting is perfect! Great finish!

  26. Wonky Wonk looks wonderful, Roseanne! I like the criss-crossing wavy lines, too – that’s my favorite way to quilt! Love the picture of your quilt hanging on the line.

  27. MaryR says:

    This is a very cute quilt and the quilting design you chose suits it perfectly!

  28. Preeti says:

    Down is Up, Wonky is the New Normal and Might is Right. Anything can happen – it is 2020. With such a backdrop it is soothing to see a cheerful quilt like yours with all the pretty prints and the playful layout!!! Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs.

  29. Oh I love it! It makes your eye search out the colors and shapes! Happy sewing!

  30. Laura says:

    Such a sweet, fun child’s quilt, Roseanne! You made a great choice in how you decided to quilt it! 🙂

  31. vicki in MN says:

    It looks great. I have trouble with the wavy quilting too, I felt like mine never looked random. I see people doing this all the time, it should be simple!

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