Sunday, August 8, 2010

Flora Dora

This was made in July, 2002, while I was living in Singapore.  I attended a class on how to make a "stack 'n' whack" quilt.  We were told to choose a large print fabric -- which I did cuz I most always do what I'm told.  :)  The fabric was almost ugly before being cut.  But as you can see, it turned out pretty ok once it was stacked & whacked & sewn all together.  I don't particularly like this quilt -- it's borderline garish.  There were so many layers to quilt that I sent it off to Indonesia (via one of the local Singapore quilt shops that offered that service) to be hand-quilted by women there who do the job to earn some money to help provide for their families.  The Indonesian women did a nice job of hand quilting.  Small, even stitches -- pretty darn good.

I don't think I'll ever make another stack 'n' whack quilt.  I didn't care for the process.  Having said that, I do remember it being fun to see the pattern form right before my eyes as I was stitching the triangle "pie pieces" together.


  1. I like your explanation! It turned out very pretty, and I like the border that harmonizes well with the shapes. Thumbs up!

  2. It's a unique pattern, no two swirls (or is it stacks and whacks?) are the same. You should put more quilts up soon. Good job!

  3. Thanks for your kind words! I'll put up more quilts & tales to go with them as soon as I can figure out how to do so.