Monday, April 16, 2012

Coleslaw for a Design Wall Monday

Here are all 60 different Stack N Whack 4-patch blocks that I trimmed to 7 1/4".


And here is the Phillip Jacobs fabric I started with. It is called Brassica and it is the pastel colorway.


Here are some closer shots of the blocks.



I'm very partial to those yellow-y pink-y ones that look like roses and peonies. I've got a lovely tone on tone yellow for the sashing and a deep rose for the cornerstones. I'll let this sit on my design wall a day or two before I start sewing the rows together and see if I want to move any of the blocks around. By now you may be asking where does coleslaw come into this design. Well my oldest son looked at the fabric and the blocks and thought about it and said "Isn't chopped cabbage, coleslaw?" and it is!!! So this is the Coleslaw quilt.

And you would think that sewing up 60 SNW blocks would have gotten this out of my system but I don't think it has. While shopping this weekend my BFF was also smitten with the new Phillip Jacobs fabrics and she found this....


and I could not resist either and bought enough for another 4-patch SNW. I can't wait to see how these will turn out.

Have a great week!
Happy stitching-
carol fun

22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Carol - those blocks are stunning. I've seen many Stack and Whack blocks but none as pretty as those. It's truly amazing how whacking at fabric can provide such stunning results.

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  2. Wow! I have completed two of these quilts but this is one that has tickled my fancy. I can see this done by moving from one color to another through the quilt.
    Jane
    www.jinglebell440.blogspot.com

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  3. I think your blocks do the most justice to the fabric. Sometimes some of the blocks in a stack and whack look very ordinary but in this case all the blocks look great! I can't wait to see how the new fabric will turn out! I've never tried a SNW quilt because most seem to need too many pieces and odd ones at that. A 4-patch - that I can do; you've inspired me to try my hand at one! I just have to find the right sort of fabric and pick the right size to cut the squares.

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  4. That's the prettiest 4 patch posie quilt I have ever seen. You did excellent with your fabric selection

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  5. Love those blocks!! And yes, Coleslaw is the perfect name for it. Yellow will be gorgeous with them :-)

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  6. Carol...those blocks are beautiful. I think you might have to teach me that someday!

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  7. Oh, how pretty, Carol!! Your "Coleslaw Quilt" is a real beauty :)

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  8. That is turning out gorgeous. Love the colors.

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  9. ooh, nice fabric, can't wait to see how this one turns out too! so fun

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  10. My advise....stay away from coleslaw that is at all yellow...unless you want to meet Sal Manilla.

    Love the quilt.

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  11. The fabric is beautiful and I love your layout! This is going to be a lovely quilt...just like all the others you make. :)

    Blessings always

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  12. Absolutely love your coleslaw quilt - and what a perfect name for it! It's just beautiful how it is all coming together. Love your sampler post you did yesterday, also. That is beautiful and what a sweet story that you posted with the picture. Will be watching for the next one. Carol

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  13. Coleslaw, so funny! It looks amazing, from a distance and close up. Look forward to seeing the new one, too.

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  14. Look forward to seeing your sashing and posts with your blocks. I have to say this is the prettiest 4-patch posy I have seen. I love how your fabric turned out. Will be curious to see the 2nd fabric too. Please do tell!
    Judy

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  15. I love the your name of this quilt. Looks like such fun.

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  16. So glad to see these fabulous fabrics that you got being put together.
    It is looking great!

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  17. What a great name for your amazing quilt!I'll never make coleslawe again without thinking about your quilt. I love that you already found more fabric for the next one too.

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  18. That is just stunning Carol. I love the name too!~

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  19. These look amazing! Looks like you need to teach me how to do his.

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  20. Wow it looks good. Great fabric for this. I just quilted one for a customer. Her quilt had little frames and sashing with cornerstones. Your quilt looks like it would not need that.

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  21. Oh how I do love a good coleslaw!

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  22. Love your blocks!! Great fabric for that technique.

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