I could not help myself. I fell in love with the cute wonky houses Meg made and had to try my hand at making one.
The timing couldn’t have been better: I needed to make a 12×12 quilt block to send a friend and had been struggling to come up with something. A wonky house seemed like a great way to try my hand at something new and different, plus it gave me the chance to dig into my scrap bag for something more than fabric to send other people.
I just sort of slashed and cut until I came up with something that I like. The tree was inspired by one I saw on the blog UpstateLisa and is made with a little bit of corduroy in addition to some quilting cotton.
I hand stitched a heart on the door because I wanted to have a little theme to my block: Home is Where the Heart Is. I left the edges free to fray rather than turn them under because I think it’ll add a little character to the block over time. Mine was kind of free-form applique but there an actual tutorial on making wonky house quilt squares right here.
In addition to a wonky quilt block, I also managed to make some wonky caramels. They taste pretty good but they’re not quite right. I needed to let the sugar mixture darken a bit and I should have cooked the caramel a little hotter so it would actually not turn into a big, caramelly puddle when I pulled it out of the pan and cut it.
Oh well. The boys always enjoy eating my mistakes.