Friday, March 12, 2010

A quilt every few days or so #6

This is a project that I started when Sharon taught me to do Stack 'n Whack quilts. You layer the fabric so that each repeat of the design is exactly over the other repeats and then you cut out the pieces in those layers. When you sew the pieces together that have a similar design, you end up with kaliedescipe designs. The original fabric was bears camping, with canoes and all sorts of outdoor things.

The main thing in this block was a fish . . .

And this one was a bear rowing a canoe . . .


Several of the blocks - not sewn together. . .

I did finish the top, but it just wasn't my thing, I think I should have used a floral fabric, so I sold it on craigslist. The new buyer was very happy and I was glad to learn a new technique.

4 comments:

Fearless Nester said...

That is a pretty effect, that kaleidoscope with a light background. It's fun to see so many different techniques that you can use.

Crispy said...

Kaleidoscopy blocks are interesting to look at (not something I would ever do though LOL). It's cool that someone bought the block on Craigslist...I wonder if they have that in ND?

Crispy

Pat said...

I bought a stack and whack book and was unable to figure it out....loaned it to a quilting friend who also can't figure it out, but someday I'll get the hang of it and will do at least one quilt that way.

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

I love S'n'W!! Pat, go to Bethany Reynolds web site, she has lots of helpful tips.