Wednesday, July 6, 2022

on hold

Considering the heatwave we have been having here in Tokyo, I have left the log cabin waiting on the floor in the upstairs apartment for basting... hoping that the predicted rain later on in the week may cool things off a bit.

Looking around for a "zoom activity", I found a small cut of the fabric in the lower half, "Island Style" by "Kathy Mom", that is a Hawaiian print produced by Kathy Nakajima, a well-known Hawaiian quilter.

The piece was only 25.5 inches long, but there were 4 repeats of the design, so I decided to try making four repeat blocks in the "stack 'n' whack" style ... only I mark and cut rather than play around with rollerblades and machines.

It didn't take long before I had 20 five-inch blocks assembled. Now, what to do with them?

There aren't really enough to make something very big. I can use sashing or an alternate block setting ... maybe include the leftover piece in the center ... that might be big enough for a table runner.

I thought I would solve the problem of unused fabric. I hope I did not just create another UFO... 


  1. I like it so much, on a table will show off the beauty with all those colours and careful cutting.

  2. You have worked magic with the stack and cut method.
    I think sashing is a good choice to extend the size and also keep each block free from “competition”.
    Good luck, and let’s hope for some cooler weather.

  3. If you did create a UFO, it's a pretty one and you had fun creating it;). I've never tried the "stack and whack" method. I thought of you when I heard a report on BBC about the extreme heat in Tokyo - I hope you are using your A/C!

  4. I really like these blocks. I too think sashing would be good!

  5. I like the left over piece at the bottom - just like in the photo. And once again - it amazes me what you can do - all by hand!! - ;))

  6. Oh, stash-busting is always a rather dangerous aim. You never know what will happen!

  7. The fabric is terrific, and your squares fabulous with sashing. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with them.