I've admired Bethany Reynold's "Stack and Whack" quilts, but I never wanted to make one because I wouldn't enjoy matching up all of those triangles!! At a quilt show, I saw a simplification of the idea in a form I liked - FOUR PATCHES! Sorry, I don't know if this is from a pattern or a book, I just looked at a quilt and remembered the idea. I chose the busy floral fabric, cut four repeats, layered them carefully and cut 2 1/2" squares.
Today I got around to playing with the squares. It was FUN and I can see that this could become addictive. The four identical blocks produce a kaleidescope effect painlessly.
Here are the first eight blocks. I'd love some suggestions for how to set them together, something a little more interesting than just plain old sashing.
This is another idea in progress. Sally found this craft project. We "painted" pictures with melted crayons. Next, we will crumple it up and spray with black fabric dye. Finally, we will iron and iron between newspapers to remove the wax. Hopefully, we will end up with a batik effect. Don't know if it will work or not, but I'll show it even if it is bad!