Stack and Whack Book by Bethaney Reynolds
InstructionsThis is a fascinating project to me. My pictures (hopefully) will show you the orginial base fabric and a few samples of blocks. Also, how I keep all the pcs for one block in a baggie, to avoid loss (of my mind). No two people will get the exact same thing. It is NOT hard, once you get the hang of it. Time consuming, but worth it.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Casual
Wild cotton print of many colors and shapes, usual quilting tools
What was your inspiration?
Took a class many years ago for this pattern in pinks and blues (floral). I just adored it. Could not believe the blocks came from the same fabric until I saw it for myself. Have seen some wonderful samples on Craftsy site also
What are you most proud of?
That I had the courage to share this work. It is truly unique the way it comes out. Some good blocks, some a little off.....so be forwarned, keep your centers as well matched as possible. You can fudge a little on the other seams (very little), but the center ones are key. I have posted this as an incentive to a couple of friends here who has expressed an interest.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Look at fabric differently. The most ugly one probably will be perfect. The more colors and swirls or twist and turns, the better. Bethany's book (she has several) gives good example of what to look for in choosing. I call this my potato chip quilt --- have trouble going to bed after finishing a block, I'll just do "one more".