A group blog for working on UnRuly Quilting projects and most especially UnRuly Letters. What is UnRuly? Liberated, wonky, improvisational, mis-matched, points cut off FUN.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hallowistmas Blocks

Here are mine. One has lots of seams as it kept wanting to re-design itself.

--carol e.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Virtue of the week

I tried using print fabric for the letters with a solid background this time. Think I'll keep the letters solid from now on. Still, gratitude is my all-time favorite virtue. Happy spring!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Xs and Os

This is a project I started years ago and finally finished just recently... well to the flimsy stage anyway.

I'm loving the idea of a virtues quilt!! I better get started.

--carol e.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hallowistmas Duplex

Hello Everyone!
My second attempt at a Hallowistmas house turned out quite well I think... It is a duplex or maybe just a two story house with a balcony.

The homeowners have put out a Halloween sign in celebration or maybe warning?.

Oh...and there is a festive banner/garland hanging from the side of the house.

The problem is the block is 10 1/2" by 15"... maybe it is a bit too big?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Hallowistmas House #1

Here is my first Hallowistmas house! I am liking it... somewhat. I think I can get quite a bit more imaginative.

Yeah... I can do much better. Just gettin' goin'. J

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Crooked Pinwheels

These are made from trianges cut from half of a 5" charm square set.  The quilt on top is about 36" x 30", and the one on the bottom is about 10" square.

I made the pinwheels, then cut them at an angle - and idea borrowed from one of the Liberated Quilting books.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wonky Tonk Chateaus

(Ok.  That turned out to be a cute title.  I'll have to make a quilt to go with the name!)

Phew....   Free-piecing is a mind bender if you aren't used to it!  Here I've been struggling to get my seam allowances more accurate and then I had to go and throw it all out the window.  I'm sure I broke all the rules here....even Tonya's!  I suspect reading the Unruly Basics first probably would have been a good idea.  :-D

Do you think I need to add a bit of snow and sky to the left side of this one?  Or am I being to OCD?  LOL  I can't decide.  I have lots of Peanuts books, though I had no idea Snoopy's house in A Charlie Brown Christmas was blue until I went and looked it up.  Fun!  I've also hoarded a pile of Peanuts fabric I've never cut into.  Y'all should feel honored.  Tee hee.  ;-)

I have just this minute realized I could have continued the theme with a Great Pumpkin block.  Duh.  Anyway.... The blue in the Halloween chateau is from one of the first shirts I bought at a thrift shop years ago after I discovered Bonnie Hunter.  I have bins of them now but I've always especially liked this particular shirt.  I can't possibly tell you why!

My name is Katie and I blog my joys and tribulations over here

Virtues Quilt

Here's my virtue word for the week. I'm thinking I ought to persevere a little more and fatten up some of those skinny strips. Another day.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Easter

.. next week to all of you.
Here's a part of my new Easter wallhanging 

You can see more pictures here

Thursday, April 7, 2011

An Introduction :: Sunshine and Lemonade

Hi all!

I'm Jenny from Crafty Canary's Squawk, baby!  I'm a new member to this blog; and thought I'd put out a quick introduction of myself and a recent piece.  I've been a fan of Gwen Marston for a while and found Tonya's work by googling "liberated quilting" back in 2006 or earlier.  Even with being liberated, this was my first attempt at words in quilts.  Total love.

For 2011, I picked the word calm as the word I want to work on through my life and personality.  I picked golden yellow tones for this quilt to challenge myself with a monochromatic scheme.  Sunshine and Lemonade is a quilt that glows warm like taking a nap in the afternoon on a long summer day. 

The quilt is really not so slanty.  I was standing on the sofa trying to get a good picture.
blogged here

I've got some border town houses to make soon!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I made blocks

I wanted to post some blocks tonight, but, alas, my new computer won't communicate with my old camera. I made a "B" for Brenda's birthday and two Hallowistmas houses. I wish u could see them.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Unruly donation

Sometimes I get overwhelmed with the news of disasters so it feels good to just sit and sew and feel like I am doing some good for someone.......I hope this little quilt makes a Japanese child smile.

Happy Sewing, Kim

The Virtues Quilt Project

So much for the plan to make one virtue word a week. I've made four this week, and can't stop!

If you want to make a virtues quilt too, you can post your progress here. We can call it the Virtues Quilt Project!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Last and Least?

Hi Everyone! I've been a lurker up until now, but I know that I have to step up and contribute. Whenever I read Tonya's blog and the posts on this one, I try some work that is outside of my comfort zone. While my style is traditional applique and piecing, it is just plain fun to play with fabric and letters.

My block was probably one of the last that Tonya received. Even though I had weeks to make this small contribution, I waited until just before the deadline; that's just the way I work. It seemed as if there were some individual "bahs", so I sent a single "humbug".

Thanks for all of the inspiration!


Friday, April 1, 2011


Made for my daughter's 16th birthday.

Don't look too closely.  There is a binding Whoops which has yet to be fixed!