my new look:and my husband: okay, enough of that madness! Cheryl wrote recently about trying some of Ruth MacDowell's piecing methods, and when I told her I had taken a "vegetable" class she asked for a picture...
I made these several years ago, and I'd probably have to struggle to remember exactly how it works... but I'd love to make more of them. The book includes straight line and curved versions of most of the veggies. The straight lines are a little easier, but since she doesn't put any emphasis on the curved seams matching those aren't too bad either. It took me a whole afternoon at my mini-group to put the asparagus spear together!
I think if I leave these up on the wall for a bit I'll get inspired again.
Also, Dianne left a comment on a previous post about the 4-patch stack & whack quilts that my group had made, but the message came through with no email address. So -- you can make the blocks any size. It sort of depends on the size of the print you're working with: larger prints look better with larger blocks. I think I cut mine at 5" square so the blocks end up being 9" finished. Honestly, you don't need a pattern... but if you want to look at any of the stack & whack books to get more pictures of the concept it couldn't hurt.