Continuing the quilting theme, I had to wrack my brain for a K block. Looking into my resources I decided to check if there was something including my name--no, not Katney, but Kathy. I found Kathy's Ramble--but rejected it as unworthy of consideration because it is what someone decided to call a simple Pinwheel.
~That did remind me, however, of the dozens of Kaleidoscope Pinwheel blocks I have on hand--samples and demos left from classes I have taught in local quiltshops.
Kaleidoscope Pinwheel is just one of many possible block designs developed by Bethany Reynolds in her series of Stack and Whack books. (Wow! Am I out of the loop! In catching the URL for her website I just discovered a new tenth anniversary Stack and Whack book out this month--er--last month since it is now the first. And just when my Amazon order was delivered--had I known, I could have included it.) Do click on the Quilt Gallery and Workshop links at her page to see lots of beautiful FINISHED Stack and Whack quilts.
One of the pleasures of doing Stack and Whack Kaleidoscope Pinwheels is the variety. Almost any fabric with a pattern will work, the wilder and more free flowing the better. But what happens when you cut it in various areas to make the Kaleidoscope can be amazing. All the above blocks were made with this floral.
And the contrasts don't have to be aswell defined as those, although you certainly wouldn't call the blocks below subtle.
When I was choosing fabric for my first Stack and Whack, I was looking at some black and white pieces. Another customer int he store asked me what I planned to do with the, admittedly, ugly fabric I was pondering. When I said Stack and Whack, she declared: "You can't do Stack and Whack with that! There are no colors!"
If you have followed me at all, you know that admonition went nowhere but to make me more determined. Hmm, I must have a picture somewhere of that very striking quilt.
You may have noticed over the weeks of Round 3 of ABC Wednesday that I post mostly blocks and sometimes even unfinished blocks. Finished quilts quickly find homes, though if I took the time to search some disorganized photos I could show them. It's more fun to sometimes have to make a block to post, and when I don't do that, I have plenty of UFOs* to accommodate the alphabet.
Be sure to visit other ABC Wednesday participants to see what they have sewn up for the letter K.
*a quilters term for UnFinished Objects.