I'm new to quilting... haven't done one single thing to start a quilt other than admire the work.
While on a trip to Haines, Alaska, this summer we attended the state fair. There was this absolutely beautiful quilt that was on display -- I had to take a picture. I would love to be able to quilt like this.
Can someone identify the 'pattern' or 'style' of this type of quilt..??.. Someone at the fair indicated that this quilt was made all from the same fabric ... just rearranged the color layout into this design.
Oh,wow!! That is one beautiful 'Stack N' Whack" quilt. There are a couple of books out on that method but the authors name excapes me at the moment... Hmm. As does my spelling... Check with your local quilt shop. They'll know and they might even schedule a class if enough people are interested.
I made 2 Stack-n-wack quilts from the same piece of fabric. Put them side by side & you would never guess they were the same fabric.
Stack-n-wack works best of fabrics with a bold 10-12" repeat. Even some of the "ugly" fabrics can be transformed using this method.
Would a "One Block Wonder" be ok for a first-time quilter? Over the years, when I lived in Florida I did a lot of sewing and tailoring, but since we moved to NC four years ago, I haven't even unpacked my sewing machines. My new passion is gardening, but winter is coming soon...
I'd not suggest it for a beginner. You need to cut wedges and end up with "blocks" with 6-8 sides so then the joining can get a bit involved.
I'd do a couple projects with squares before attempting one of these.
Hello AJAC, I agree with Qwilter - those extra couple of seams might not seem like much, but... ;)
I would do something easier with ordinary squares or strips - I think log cabins are perfect first quilts - they look much harder than they are and they can be arranged in so many different layouts. :)
I've been with that Quilted Paradise for about 4 yrs now, it is a great place to check out. Lots of tutorials from the members, swaps, etc. There is one lady on there that long-arms for others, she sure does some fancy stitchin'...