It may be because of my strict culinary school background, but when I first started quilting nearly two years ago, I required myself to master the basics before I allowed myself to do some of the more "freestyle" techniques that I was so attracted to. I could hear the chilling voice of Master Chef Uwe Hessner telling me, "One must first learn to prepare the redfish properly before one can properly blacken it."
So, I set out to learn all the traditional fabric preparation, cutting, measuring and sewing techniques. Everything from starching and ironing to rotary cutter safety and the ever elusive scant 1/4 inch seam.
With Little Apples, I started making these neat and tidy little log cabins.
|I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but the white frame is actually flanged.|
Technique by Julie Herman
But then it occurred to me that I haven't really been seeing a whole lot of wonkiness in the blogateria lately, and I wondered, have I missed the wonky bus? Have wonky log cabins, stars etc. become passe? Perhaps even a bit declasse? Is wonky out with the in crowd? It would be just my luck!
Please tell me what you think. Do you ride the wonky bus? I will keep these blocks on hold for now until I learn what better quilts are wearing these days!