Another QCA member is making a Stack-n-Whack quilt and it reminded me of the three quilts that I had made years ago. Magic Stack-n-Whack Quilts by Bethany Reynolds, was published by American Quilter's Society in 1998. I made my first quilt in a class at a LQS. I purchased a large fish print with a teal background and lots of reds, oranges, yellows and greens in the fish. I chose the Half-Square Triangle pattern and used a Moda marble in blue for the background. It was so much fun discovering what the blocks would look like as they were stitched together. I still use it on my bed in the winter.
I made another quilt for my niece for her granduation. Then, I made a quilt for my in-laws for Christmas. It used an outdoorsy fabric with deer, bear, mountain goats, wolves, and other wildlife. I used a mottled tan fabric for the background. Of the three quilts, this is the only one that I took a digital photo. The quilt was displayed at a show by the Alma Kiltie Quilters during the city's sesquicentenniel celebration. The quilts were draped over chairs placed on tables. The fabric for the blocks is used in the border, so you can see what the fabric looked like before it was cut up for the Kaleidoscope design. The pattern is the 60 degree Diamond from the book.
If you haven't made a Stack-n-Whack quilt, check it out. The process is easy to follow and the blocks are fun to make. I still have fabric I purchased to make two more quilts. I'll have to make them someday soon for my grandchildren.