Winner and Wonderland Details

First, the winner of the Stash Happy: Patchwork giveaway is —

Tabatha, is better off than I am!  I hope you enjoy the book Tabatha – Congratulations!

My Wonderland blocks are very simple!  I started with a charm pack, honey bun and jelly roll, 2 half yard cuts, and some miscellaneous scraps.  As I was sewing I added Crossweaves from a bundle I had stashed, and Kona/Bella solids that worked within the palette (which is varied!).

I started with a charm in the center, and half the blocks received a 1 1/2″ honey bun strip, and the other half a 2 1/2″ jelly roll strip.  I did two sides, then pressed and trimmed as necessary, and added the other two sides.  I then decided to add a 3″ strip from the scraps, and yardage.  I pieced the extra bits together in some spots to add character, and the four sides don’t necessarily match!  Just went with what I liked as I worked.

Finally the blocks that started with a honey bun strip, were finished with a jelly roll strip, and scraps to complete.  And vice versa, the blocks that started with a jelly roll strip, were finished with a honey bun strip, plus scraps.  The blocks measure 15 1/2″ finished in the quilt top.  And the quilt measures 93″ square.

This quilt was all about making the most of the bits of fabric that I did have!  Now I can’t wait to make hexies with the rest of it!

Any questions?  I’ll answer in the comments if you do!

Happy Quilting~


By |2017-02-06T09:18:35-06:00June 15th, 2011|give away, Tutorial|20 Comments


  1. Suzanne June 15, 2011 at 6:14 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing what you do with a honey bun and how you built your blocks. It’s such an interesting process.

  2. Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy June 15, 2011 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Amy, this is so amazing, you are making me want to open my huge Tupperware container full of Wonderland that I’ve hoarded and swapped like crazy for to finally make something. I love what you did with it, and the solids you paired with it are absolutely perfect. :)

  3. Tabatha June 15, 2011 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Thank you so much Amy, I’m so excited and such a (new) fan of your work!! I did work on organizing my scraps over the weekend, I’ll have to post a photo. :D

  4. Linda Winters June 15, 2011 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Great quilt and fabrics. I love the intentional randomness of it all.

  5. liveacolorfullife June 15, 2011 at 10:30 am - Reply

    What a great quilt! I like what Linda said above about the “intentional randomness.”

  6. Jenniffier June 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Great quilt. It looks fab, thanks for sharing how u did it.

  7. Elizabeth McDonald June 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Improvising is such FUN! Thank you for telling us about the process of making the blocks; it is always great to find new uses for scraps.

  8. Kimberly June 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    So lovely!! I was wondering how much you had leftover? Just little bits or a lot? Thanks!

  9. Miki June 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this. I love this quilt. What a fantastic way to use charm squares.

  10. Sarah June 15, 2011 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    oh wow! I really really like the way it turned out ;o) Great job!

  11. Maureen H June 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I love it, I love it, I love it!! One more to add to the list of “to do quilts”, however, it is one I’m thinking my nearly 12 year old daughter would love to try herself! Thanks for the inspiration! Maureen.

  12. Cindy June 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    This quilt just shows how creative and smart that you are when you create. I love it thanks! Cindy

  13. Cindy June 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Wow you have done a great job on this quilt. Love your thoughtful design, use of fabric and the creative design! Thanks for sharing. Cindy

  14. Natalie June 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    beautiful! mom

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  16. Jo's Country Junction June 22, 2011 at 5:13 am - Reply

    I love your Wonderland quilt. I have a layer cake of it that needs to be used up. I am going to poke around and see if I can purchase a honeybun or something from somewhere. Oh and Bonnie sent me.

  17. Heather June 22, 2011 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Just dropping by to visit! I’m a fan of Bonnie’s & will now add your blog to my roll.


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  19. Radha Krishna January 29, 2014 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    I love your instructions. So scrappy and economical too. Are the centers the same measurement?



  20. grayle tompkins June 26, 2015 at 7:43 am - Reply

    I am so excited to make this whimsical quilt the scrappy look gives a random beauty of creativeness that I just love. By the way, I never throw anything away saving huge boxes of scraps for a project like Wonderland.

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