Monday, July 22, 2013

Pretty pretty petunias on Design Wall Monday

So when I was going through my stash I rediscovered this project and oh it makes my heart sing! Pretty pretty Stack N Whack Petunias! Here are the ones I just put up on my design wall and I love each and every one of them.


I have no idea how big this is going to be. I keep telling myself it does NOT need to be queen size. I hope I listen to myself - LOL! Here are some close ups...




Oh I have a piece turned the wrong way on the one in middle row. I LOVE doing Stack N Whack blocks and my favorite configuration is using the 60 degree triangle to make a hexagon.  You have 3 different possible arrangements for each block and sometimes I have a hard time picking my favorite.

 Next I have to settle on a fabric to fill in between the hexagons. My first inclination was a yellow - gasp! I know you were shocked (not much if you know me). However after a bit more thought I'm thinking that a lovely olive green might be nice. It would look like leaves in between the flowers. Perhaps an olive fabric that has leaves on it! Oh that would be perfect. I think a trip to the fabric store is in order. (Do not remind me that just yesterday I said I should never buy another piece of fabric. I was obviously not in my right mind. LOL)

This is the fabric repeat I started with. It is by Phillip Jacobs of Westminster Fabrics and is called Petunias.  Petunias are one of my favorite flowers. I have great memories of watering my Grandma's and my Great Aunt Lucy's flower beds which were filled with petunias.  They would have loved these beauties.


And I want to thank all of you who commiserated with me over moving. I really shouldn't be complaining. As I said I love all my stuff and I am very lucky to have accumulated such great stuff. And I want to move, I really do. I just wish there were moving fairies who could magically transport the stuff from one house to another. I've moved myself and I've moved with professional moving people and either way there is a lot you have to do for yourself. Oh well right now I'll try to keep sorting through and organizing a bit every day. Right after I sit and sew a few more of these hexagons together!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

14 comments:

  1. Not yellow for the background...that is shocking. I love your idea to default to olive green! I hate moving too...there just isn't much that is fun about it...until it's done!

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  2. well named and beautiful!!I have a SnW in parts you inspire me to dig it out

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  3. Love this and love the thought of the green!

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  4. Your petunia blocks are lovely, and I think green leafy triangles in between would be perfect!

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  5. Great fabric for SnW! If you follow the directions in the original book, it is recommended that you keep the straight of grain on the outside edges of each hexagon. There is much less danger of a wonky block this way!
    It is going to be a beautiful quilt - can't wait to see the finished project.

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  6. Definitely great fabric for your SnW. Really, you found one turned wrong? I couldn't see it!

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  7. These are fabulous!! I love stack and whacks!! And I love Philip Jacobs fabrics!! Perfect choice!!

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  8. Beauteous! (Is that a word?) green sounds great!

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  9. Thanks for showing the fabric that started it all. I wish the quilt books would do more of that.

    Love the blocks. Great job!

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  10. Love the petunias! Its hard to find a good fabric to do quilts like this. And--how far are you moving? Across the street? Across town? Across the world?? ROFL!!

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  11. Oh so pretty! I just love it. I also have a S&W in my closet, or bag. Actually I'm not sure where it is. Maybe I should join you and Straythreads and try to finish it up. I don't like the idea of a green background - but then you mentioned green with leaves. Now that sounds good.

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