Wonky Patchwork: Crosses
In the last ten years, ‘wonky patchwork’ has become a prominent genre in the modern quilt world. From wonky stars, wonky log cabins, wonky houses, wonky monkey wrenches, wonky flying geese, and wonky squares, this out of the box approach to block design is redefining tradition. But what is wonky?
Urban Dictionary defines wonky as “weird, whacked out, messed up, askew, non-intuitive, poorly designed, not right, odd”. And yet, cutting or trimming a traditional block at a new angle creates an eye-catching dramatic pattern and fun effect. So to embrace the freedom of improvised piecing, I am going to abandon my traditional restrictive roots and feature a monthly wonky block tutorial from the quilt blog world. The end result … a wonderful Wonky Sampler Quilt.
To get things started, here are my Wonky Cross Blocks from Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! via the blog of Sew, Mama, Sew! I was introduced to this wonky pattern at the Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild meeting earlier this month and was astounded by its simplicity and versatility. Try it out!