At our small quilt group earlier this year, several gals did a stack -n whack quilt. I had done one before so didn’t participate but it started me thinking about how you could stack ‘n whack an ordinary quilt block and make it more interesting. My plan was to take a basic quilt block, slice it up, rotate the pieces so that I ended up with different colors in each block.
Then I started thinking about stack ‘n SLASH. I liked the idea of slashing better. I had some loose blocks in my stash that I hadn’t sewn together into a top yet – as I thought it was boring – so I pulled them out and this is the process I followed to make my first FRACTURED REALITY quilt.
I like the new fractured version much better than the original.
Stacks of 4-6 blocks, then arbitrarily cut on the diagonal:
Insert a strip between the two sections and rotate one section to the bottom of the stack:
Repeat with another diagonal cut, rotation and insert:
Square up the blocks:
The finished quilt top: