Hi my name is Lynn Naughton and I love sharing my sewing projects. I make quilts, mixed media wall hangings and all kinds of items for my home. I teach patchwork in my studio where new students will also have access to beautiful fabrics and sewing notions.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Stack and Whack
To day I did a workshop at the IPS in Galway with one of our members, Mogs McDonnell. We started with 8 x 9inch squares. If you don't want to use the same fabric twice in two of the blocks, only start with 6 fabrics or cut the 8 fabrics 8 times instead of 6. Place a paper number on top of the pieces so you don't forget which order you are sewing them in. (You can see I lifted one of the blue pieces off so you can see the other fabric underneath)
To make our pattern we used a piece of paper the same size as our squares. We divided the the page in six shapes and used these lines as a guide to cut our fabric squares all at once. Each piece has a number and you must sew each piece together starting with the last number first. In other words sew 6 to 5 then attach 4 and so on.
As you can see I chose a different colour for each shape. Note if you cut 8 squares and only 6 shapes you will have to use the same fabric twice in two of the squares Can you spot this on mine? I can now chose to make more squares to make this into a bigger quilt, or I can put sashing around each square. This was a very quick and easy way to make a block. It works very well with christmas fabrics and could easily be a table runner.