Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cabbage 1.0 tutorial

Cathy at Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting blog suggested I fatten up the bunnies on cabbage before Mr. Fox eats them. A simple snowball block on top of a strip of dirt-like fabric might be suggestive enough for cabbage. However, shown above is a four leaf cabbage. Probably it would be best to try making both and see which ones the bunnies prefer.

The head of cabbage measures 5.5 X 7.5 inches unfinished (without background sashing). The center leaf is cut 3.5 X 4.5 inches, the side leaves are 2.5 X 4.5 inches and the top leaf is 1.5 inches by 7.5 inches. Plus you will need six 1.5 inch squares to make flip triangles. Cut four out of the fabric for the top leaf, and one each out of the fabric for the side leaves.

The center leaf gets four flip triangles on each corner...these are made by sewing the squares on the diagonal and then ironing the flap back. Each of the side leaves gets one flip triangle of the top leaf fabric. And now to give the cabbage some contour, we need two 2.5 inch squares of the background fabric.

This shows the flip triangles of the background fabric sewn to the bottom of the cabbage. The next step will be to sew the long strip of the top leaf of cabbage to the top and then sew two more 2.5 inch squares of background fabric to the top corners.

I added background sashing to the sides and top, and a strip of dirt at the bottom. But if you were going to plant a whole row of cabbages, you would probably wait until the whole row was assembled before adding the strip of dirt.


  1. Oh so cute--in Canadian French a term of endearment is "my little cabbage flower" (mon petit choux) your little
    cabbages bring that back to me...hugs, Julierose

  2. ha, ha, this is great! So nice of you to feed your bunnies health food instead of junk.

  3. You come up with the most fantastic blocks! I LOVE this one!

  4. You have the most amazing ideas!!! How great to make a cabbage block - lucky rabbits!

  5. Oh, cool! Thanks. I'll have to follow through with my plan for a Mr. McGregor quilt now! I see rows of bunnies and cabbages in my future!