Before I reformatted my blog, I had a PDF of a WIP worksheet. I have had a request to put it back up so here it is:
This will open a PDF file that will print out on a half-sized US Letter sized sheet. What I do is cut the paper in half prior to inserting in the printer.
Today’s Flashback doesn’t go back that far – to June 25th, 2009. The quilt is Batik Confetti.
This little quilt was an exercise in the “stacking the deck” method of cutting blocks. Basically you stack the fabrics in a deck (a stack of fabrics 5-6 or more) and then cut them all the same. Then you shuffle them so that different fabrics are with other fabrics.
The fabrics for this quilt came from my first ever quilting retreat. We swapped 6″ batik squares with everyone. It was fun and I got a lot of different batiks to play with. When I got them, I had no clue what I would do with such an array of blocks. While reading different blogs, I came across the quilts made with this method. I then had a light bulb moment and thought back to those blocks still in my stash.
Would I do something different if I were just starting this quilt today? Yes. I would only take five 6″ squares in one “deck” and cut them one way and then another set and cut them differently (on different angles), and so on. I still love the quilt how it is, but it would be a bit more interesting if the triangles were a bit different from one another.
I quilted this myself using a walking foot and strait concentric lines inside each triangle with grey thread. I wanted to emphasize the triangles.