Crazy June 5-piece Stack and Whack


Last month I demonstrated Crazy 5-piece Stack and Whack to the Ladies at Franklins Monday Patchwork Group. Since then I had not looked at the project as it sat languishing in my “Round To It” basket. As the next meeting is tomorrow I thought I should have a look and get the top of the lap quilt completed. When putting the project away I had inadvertently jumbled up the sets of blocks that had been cut. I endeavoured to put them back into the correct order but obviously failed as the blocks when stitched were anything but square! To get a consistent size I had to square the blocks and they ended up a mere 7”. I knew that putting them together in sets of 4 without sashing would give a mean-sized lap quilt. I had strips of the fat quarters left over from the original cutting so decided to add sashing and a centre quarter square triangle. This quilt has ended up not only crazy but very random! The centre square is NOT square!

However, I am pleased with the result and once the outer borders have been added and the quilt completed I shall heave a sigh of relief that here is another project that has avoided relegation to the unfinished basket!