Monday, January 26, 2015

I found it...on Design Wall Monday

So last week I took my Keypunch with Kaffe quilt top off to my long arm gal, Terry. And that got me thinking about a Stack N Whack I had started a while ago that was also make with Kaffe-like fabrics. In fact, it is a petunia print by Phillip Jacobs, and I knew I had made quite a few hexagons but hadn't assembled them into a top yet.

And I couldn't find it ANYWHERE!! I knew I had sealed it up in a giant ziploc bag but I hadn't put it with my other Kaffe fabrics. I also have a couple,  a few , well , a whole heck of A LOT of plastic bins with projects in them. I opened every single one of them...several times... and this project was no where to be found. I was talking on the phone to my friend Stephie and bemoaning my loss when she said it is right in front of you, you just can't see it. And she was RIGHT!! It was in a bin that was directly across from my sewing machine. I was looking right at it. It was just hidden at the bottom of the bin and when I had opened it previously (at least twice) I only had pawed down 2 projects. Oh I am so HAPPY to have found this! And Stephie should pick some lottery numbers, LOL!

TA - DAH!!!

This is going to be a small quilt, something I don't do nearly enough.  I cut all those hexagons from one half of the fabric and the other half will be the border. The fabric is Phillip Jacobs and it is from about 2 to 3 years ago. If you make the picture bigger you can see more detail in the blocks.

These are a couple of my favorite blocks... I love the one that looks like a peppermint!

More pretty blocks!

Here is a section like the ones I stacked and whacked. LOVE LOVE LOVE those colors! Wish I could grow petunias like this... maybe this summer...sigh!

Now I've been making Stack N Whack quilts for years and I never get tired of them. I love the surprise you get with each block you put together. I think the hexagon made from an equilateral triangle is my favorite shape. Hopefully I can get these rows put together this week. I have enough of that dark purple-y fabric to do an inside border, the binding and the back and it came out of my stash! Oh I am being virtuous here- LOL! A UFO and fabric I already own... that doesn't happen very often.

As for the giant tulips I was working on last Wednesday, here is what I did.

The plan is to have LOTS of quilting done in the "negative" space. I'm not sure about it yet. I go back and forth with "modern" quilts. Some I like, some I don't and I'm not sure that I pull it off. The colors are light and spring-y and I like that. I think the jury is out on this one until it gets quilted. I will say that is it probably the only quilt I've ever made it a day! Those 3 mutant tulips were a snap to put together.

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Isn't it amazing how different each stack and whack block looks, all coming from the same fabric. I absolutely love your blocks. Just gorgeous.

  2. I clicked the link for your Kaffe Key Punch and got "not found." I'd like to see it if you can repost the picture. Your whirly petunias are wonderful! I try to make small quilts but somehow they turn into larger ones. I just finished an all-polka-dot quilt--see it on my post day.

  3. I am also fond of Stack n Whack quilts. That fabric was an awesome choice - love the variety of blocks.

  4. Oh, wow, Carol, fabulous stack and whack!! I too love the surprise from each and every block!! This fabric is fabulous!! I love Philip Jacobs but not as much as Kaffe!! P.S. Your Kaffe quilt that went off to the quilter is also fab-boo, fab-boo!!!!

  5. I am now a huge fan of petunias and stack and wack! Wow!

  6. I love it when you pull out an old project and get it finished off! I don;t know why, but I think it's fascinating that you somehow lost steam with the project and then pack it away so carefully and then you start on a new idea! (I am much the same!) but i feel that this quilt top that has been sat patiently for a couple of years is now thrilled to be taken out and finished off!

  7. I really like your tulips -- mutant or not! I will be curious to see how you quilt it if you don't add anymore tulips.

    I like stack n whack quilts too. Yours is a winner. Love the fabric you are using.

  8. The perfect fabric for a stack and whack. I've made two and enjoyed the process. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Awesome quilt! I love the way that one fabric makes such different blocks.


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