Wednesday, 30 January 2013

King Kong Wonky

For my month as Queen Bee in two different bees, I gave the worker bees strips of fabric in different greens, greys, whites and purples to make me some wonky log cabins {a la Quilt Dad}.  I LOVE wonky stuff and the girls in Bee Europa and FQR Kinky Bee created some fabulous wonk!


I took the picture above 5 minutes ago and the sun was actually out and shining happily through the sheers, which did nothing to help take a good photo.  At least you can see how big this monster will be!!  



In total, I received 34 (I think this is correct!!) blocks from 21 people.  Last weekend I was busy sewing a few more blocks so that I can make this a king size quilt/bedspread for our king sized bed.

However, 49 blocks just didn't seem enough to cover the bed how I wanted it to so I added a 5.5 inch border all the way around.  I used yummy Kona purple (I forget the name of the colour).  This makes my quilt a KING KONG size and it is now DONE! 


I will need to visit my local quilt store - The Village Haberdashery - this weekend for backing fabric because the purple was meant for the backing not the borders!  I feel like I am sewing like a maniac because I want to get it all done so I can take it on Sunday to our LMQG meeting where Debbie - one of our members - is a long-arm-sewist-person!  I am going to hand over King Kong Wonky so that she can work her magic and quilt it for me! 

But I have to finish the back first...

Linking to WiP Wednesday 

20 comments:

MetroQuilter said...

Can't wait to see it...looks fantastic and super sized. Well done you and the worker bees!

Sewgreen said...

I think that is lovely! The blocks are so unique! I think the purple border adds something to it!

What swap group are you in?

audrey said...

This looks fantastic! The color palette is great, and while I'm not always a border person, I like what it did for this quilt.

Pat Merkle said...

Love your king kong wonky quilt.

heart of charnwood said...

Great work, this looks fantastic, can't wait to see it finished! : )

Elizabeth's quarters said...

I love your crazy log cabin quilt, the colours are just great. I think I actually prefer wonky to straight!

two hippos said...

Its wonderful!

Shevvy said...

Its huge! Don't blame you for giving it to Debbie, even I would consider it for something that big. What are the dimensions?

Charlotte said...

it's fabulous! But why are you not quilting it yourself on your machine??? ;-)

Di said...

It is truly lovely. Thank goodness you aren't going to try and squeeze that under the machine throat! We might never have seen you again! Di x

Valerie said...

Lovely quilt!

moira said...

king kong tastic! I want one now :)

doris batting said...

excellent colour palette Amy
sorry i cant see it at LMQG, I'm on call , darn it

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love your color

judi garber said...

What a beautiful quilt!

DeAnna S. said...

Love the wonky block and your color choices. Thanks for sharing.

Ellie Q said...

Love the colors and wonky log cabins of course! Can't wait to see how it is quilted!

HillyFilly said...

2 Bees ( or not 2Bees..) what an organised girl you are... That is looking fantastic... And a long arm is essential for sanity...

simplydelighting.com said...

I am in love with that quilt. I love the colors!

Malini said...

Your king kong quilt looks awesome!