correction to my last post....six fabs=six cuts=six blocks
It's a method used by various designers, including Buggy Barn. Buggy Barn does some awesome patterns with it! :)
there are doens of patterns for this method. it just depends on what you are looking for.
I have a pattern that uses 12 fat quarters. You stack and wack then take piece 1 and put a t the bottom of the first stack; pieces 1 &2 at the bottom of the second stack, etc until you have gone through all the pieces. It is a variation of the crazy quilt. It is Kwick Krazy Quilt by Two Kwick Quilters.
When I did it with 9 squares --the pattern was called Nifty Nines . Easy and fun
I made this pattern using 9 fabrics and only made 4 cuts so that I ended up with 9 sections in my blocks. At the time I made it, it was called Stack and Whack and was before the kaleidascopes were popular. It was the first top I ever pieced and I made it into a bedspread rather than a quilt. Attachment 374274
We did one in quilt guild several years ago that was a simple house shape. Stacking the fabrics, cutting and rotating each pile as you have described made a fun project. Other simple pieced shapes might be a fun challenge.
NO>>>>>>NO Stack n whack is completely different!!!!
I have made two quilts with the stack and slash method. You are describing it correctly.
Mine have five different pieces in a stack. Good luck. Have fun. Post whe you have it done. Thanks.