My last Blog with Esther for 2017 and I’m going out with excitement !!!I have seen this WIP in my storage area for the last 10 years I use to use it when I was teaching. Today I decided to open it up I had stored it wrapped in layers of glad wrap so it was still flat and clean, below I will show you the stages of how I use to build up my stack and slash blocks when teaching. many of you will know this but this is for beginners.
Opening up some stack and slash blocks that have been stored for around 10 years? What fun Ive had looking at these!!!! Glad wrap removed.
Black pieces lifted off and laid out.
slashjed pieces lifted off and also laid out.
Ive taken one 1/8th pile and set them out to make a kaleidoscope what an IMPACT they make. I have done this dozens of times and it still surprises and delights me.
Noe add those pieces of black to make my kaleidoscope in to a square!
To my delight I found another set Id prepped, I’d for gotten they were there?????
One set of my oriental fabrics WOW!!!!!!
adding the first black pieces I would sew these on first.
Then I would sew on the next 4 pieces to give me large triangles, then Id sew the two different sections together., Hmm I will take some more photo for you it will be easier to understand LOL
Sew black pieces to the white pieces to form triangles.
Join triangles to form squares
join two squares to end up with the below.
Join the last two pieces to form a square .
With the triangles you can swap them around one end of the triangles placed in to the centre
Same block of triangles but the green end of the triangle on the out side? There is no way you would think they were the same triangle unless you are a kaleidoscope fanatic may be LOL
another set of triangles
same set but reversed! Look closely and you will see this.
I lost an hour playing here this morning.
Thank you all for visiting me over the last 12 months its been a great 12 months of pleasure and fun to visit you all over a coffee. See you in the New Year all been well. Wishing you all the very best for 2018 with lots of sewing if you sew LOL Cheers Glenda who is off to link with Esther .