I continue to upload and showcase quilts that I made before I started this blog. This quilt was raffled off to support my grandneice's nursery school. Selling $1 tickets made $417. I love working with brights and abstract designs as well as more traditional patterns. The fabrics all came from my stash. (Too much stash?)
The pattern called "Bent Out of Square" came from Stack a New Deck, Karla Alexander. The technique for making the blocks is sometimes called "Stack and Wack" or "Stacking the Deck". Six layers of fabric are cut together and then shuffled to rearrange the colors. Ten "decks" are cut in variations and mixed in the layout.
I can machine quilt a twin or lap size quilt on my regular machine but I don't attempt larger sizes. The wonky design lent itself to free motion quilting that mimicked the pieced pattern (and of course didn't require me to be too precise). I like to back lap quilts with flannel because it makes them so cozy.