by Olga Leon
As we practice social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m proposing that we all participate in a quilting bee of sorts. I suggest that we work together, each one in their own home, to make one quilt or two. As we’ve done in the past, each individual can make a pair of blocks (or more) where we can donate one block to Community Quilts and the second can be raffled off once we are all together again. I recommend you watch “How to Make a Wonky Star Quilt” video made by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Quilt Company ( https://youtu.be/eMoE5-q1lP4 ).
To follow Jenny’s video and make one Wonky Star block, you will need 8 charm (5”x5”) squares of background fabric and 5 charm (5”x5”) squares of star fabric. Also make a reverse square using the opposite fabric. (This will become evident once you watch the video.) Any color combination of light and dark fabric can be used as the ‘background’ and ‘star’ fabric.
This is an example of what one Wonky Star block looks like. In this example the background fabric is dark and the star fabric is light.