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...
I like it so much, on a table will show off the beauty with all those colours and careful cutting.ReplyDelete
You have worked magic with the stack and cut method.ReplyDelete
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.
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!ReplyDelete
I really like these blocks. I too think sashing would be good!ReplyDelete
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!! - ;))ReplyDelete
Oh, stash-busting is always a rather dangerous aim. You never know what will happen!ReplyDelete
The fabric is terrific, and your squares fabulous with sashing. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with them.ReplyDelete