Thank Friday It’s Finished! Wonky Blocks


My finished project this week is this cutesy wonky block coverlet/blanket. There is no wadding in this (no sandwich filling, just the bread), so I didn’t want to call it a quilt, although the construction of it in every other way is exactly the same as for a quilt.

To make the wonky blocks in the central panel I used this really clear tutorial from Sleepy Owl Studio. Wonky blocks are easy to make, great for a beginner who wants to move on from ordinary square blocks.

I added a cream border in the same background fabric as the wonky panel, then I added a green polka dot fabric that co-ordinates beautifully with the wonky squares. I finished it off with another cream border and a bright cheerful yellow double binding. I like hand sewing so the binding was hand finished.



Here’s a close up of those bright cheerful fabrics. As always the fabrics used are 100% cotton, I make a lot of baby quilts and blankets and I prefer to use natural fibre’s that are breathable.

I ‘quilted’ this in a spiral design starting from the centre, using a yellow variegated 30 weight thread from Gutermann. The back has a cream coloured brushed cotton fabric so it’s nice and snuggly.


This finished up as a cot size coverlet/blanket.

SAMSUNG CSCThis is a really lovely quilting or sewing project, easy to scale up to a larger size and makes a nice gift that is sure to be appreciated.

 I am linking up with Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday, this week being hosted by Dizzy Quilts, and Show Off Saturday hosted by Sew Can She and Weekend Blog Hop.



Lisa at The Quilting Bird

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7 thoughts on “Thank Friday It’s Finished! Wonky Blocks

  1. Lisa – this is utterly darling! i love your fabric choices and quilting too! It may be just the bread with no filling, but it is definitely a wonderful quilt!


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