Years ago I used directions where you stack up five squares of different colors, then made a random cut across the pile, move one piece to the bottom of the stack, then sewed each of the resulting blocks back together with new pieces. Then cut across again, and so forth. Does this make sense? Were there seven not five? I tried it recently and the combination didn't work out. I've looked up "stack and slash" but can't find it anywhere. As I recall, you should end up with five blocks with each of the colors somewhere in them. Do this several times to have enough for a small quilt.