A Wonky Star Quilt // Sewing + Friends

Dear Stella Wonky Star Quilt

I have always wanted to make a wonky star quilt, and today was the day!  Dear Stella donated 4  fat quarter bundles to the DC Modern Quilt Guild for our guild’s charity quilts. I had some friends over today and we spent the morning sewing up these wonky star blocks out of this cute line called All Hands on Deck.  I was so happy with how they came out!


This is a  GREAT project for a group quilt, especially one with a mix of new and experienced quilters.  We made the blocks purposely bigger so we could trim them down, just in case the sewing wasn’t perfect. I think everyone had fun and it was so great to see it come together so quickly. I really like assembly line sewing–2 people cut fabric, 2 people sew, one person trims, one person irons, and I just got to sit back and enjoy being with friends. Yes!


If you are local, we are having a sewing day THIS Saturday in Arlington, VA–you don’t have to be a member of the DC Modern Quilt Guild to come–and we would love to see you there. Come for an hour, or come for the whole time (10-4). (Note–an All Hands on Deck fabric bundle is one of the prizes!)

Dear Stella FQ Bundle

Bring a charity sewing project, or help sew a block or two and then work on your own project. The more the merrier!

We are donating our 4 quilts (and any others) to the DC Child and Family Services Agency, in particular the Partners for Kids in Care. They are soooo excited to receive the quilts. Hope to see you there!

More about the sewing day here.

Note: These blocks measure 15” square, and I think I’m going to make one more row of blocks…

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  1. Sarah
    Posted September 27, 2013 at 3:06 am | Permalink

    Now that’s the kind of playdate I need! How do get friends like you? :)

  2. Tracee
    Posted September 27, 2013 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    It’s great sewing with friends.

  3. Posted September 29, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    So cute, Katie!

  4. Posted April 25, 2014 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Where did you get the lobster fabric? I used the blue anchor fabric in a quilt and I am desperately searching for lobster fabric. Also, are you a triathlete? I am too (sort of) and I also quilt! http://www.trikatykid.wordpress.com! Love your quilts!!!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted April 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi! Thanks for saying hi. The lobster fabric is by a manufacturer named Dear Stella–hopefully a search will help you find some. I did a lot of triathlons around the time I started the blog, but it’s been a while.

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