100 Blocks Volume 5: Whoopsy Daisy

Have you checked out all those fabulous blogs and blocks from Quiltmaker’s blog hop so far? Great! Stick around, we have even more to share with you!

Yep, it’s day 2 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks volume 5 blog hop, and today I get to show off block number 4 in my seasonal block series. If you have followed Quiltmaker’s past blog hops or have volumes 2–4, you’ve seen my Ice Crystal (Winter), Sunblock (Summer) and Re-leaf (Autumn) blocks. Here’s a recap:

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Ice Crystal from vol. 2

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Sunblock from vol. 3

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Re-leaf from vol. 4

And that means it’s finally Spring!

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Whoopsy Daisy from vol. 5

I didn’t have any particular flower in mind when I was drawing this foundation design in EQ, but I think it looks like a daisy. When I finished sewing up the final block, the name became apparent –”Whoopsy Daisy.” (More on the name later.) What could be better than sewing with an assortment of bright Tonga batiks from Timeless Treasures!  How about a design with an entire garden of daisies? (Yes, I see more flowers in my future.)

I’m feeling a little guilty about my orphan test blocks. Since my daisy test block was looking pretty good, I turned it into a pillow.get attachment 1 e1335810489776 292x300 100 Blocks Volume 5: Whoopsy Daisy

This is a great way to showcase one block. I added 3″ borders to make it large enough for an 18″ pillow form. I also found this a perfect size to practice some quilting.

Need more inspiration? How about combining all four seasonal blocks for a small wall hanging? Here’s my work in progress. All blocks are made from batiks. To tie the designs together, I used blues for all the backgrounds but varied them a little: light for spring, bright for summer, a grayed blue for autumn and a dark midnight blue for winter. I’m still looking for just the right blue batik for an outer border.

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In the 30 years since Quiltmaker’s very first issue, we’ve published hundreds of quilt patterns. One of our challenges is coming up with unique names for each. Luckily, most of the designers name their own blocks in the 100 Blocks series. (There must be some interesting stories behind a few of them.) Our own brainstorm sessions for names can be pretty amusing. Contrary to what you might think, “Whoopsy Daisy” wasn’t inspired by sewing mistakes. This was an easy block to sew. It came from my “Whoop! It’s a daisy!” shout-out when I was finished.

Help me name my quilt above that shows all 4 seasonal blocks. Leave a comment with your creative quilt title by noon MST on Wednesday, May 2nd for a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks, volume 5 and some special prizes from today’s sponsors, Robert Kaufman and Handi Quilter. I’ll select one winner randomly from the comments.

Winner! Congratulations Jenny. Your comment (#76) was picked at random and we will be sending you a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 5 and special treats from Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Handi Quilter.

Thank you all for contributing so many creative titles for my quilt. I just have to narrow it down to one. (Otherwise, this could be the world’s longest quilt name and the label will be larger than the quilt itself.) Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

 

About Eileen Fowler

I am an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker. My quilting hobby, that began over 20 years ago, turned into a career when I was hired by Quiltmaker in 2008. My quilting passion is slowly taking over every nook and cranny in my house. I have a supportive husband who makes it all possible.
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226 Responses to 100 Blocks Volume 5: Whoopsy Daisy

  1. linda kohn says:

    Very pretty.

  2. Brinda Sexton says:

    looks wonderful…….

  3. Really like these patterns. But what comes to mind is Seasons Remembered.

  4. Judy says:

    Daisy’s are a favorite of mine and I can’t wait to make the block. I would call it Sewing through the Seasons.

  5. Kristin M says:

    How about Happy Quarters.

  6. michele says:

    Love your wallhanging.

  7. Kristen says:

    Hmm … a name … how about, “Nature Brings Pretty Things”?

    Thanks for the chance to win! With this issue I’ll have the complete set of your blocks. :-)

  8. Bettina says:

    All Seasons Quilt….though for something less obvious maybe ‘Quilter’s Almanac Blocks’…?
    thanks for the chance at such a lovely giveaway, fingers crossed tightly!
    ibs102(at)hotmail(dot)com

  9. Susan S says:

    ‘Shining Blue’ is my contribution as the blocks just glow. Thank you for these blocks and the give-away.

  10. Deborah Rayman says:

    Seasonal Foundations

  11. Terry says:

    How about… ‘Pieceful Foundations’

    Great blocks!

  12. Carin says:

    I love all the blocks! I would name it “The year around”.

  13. Beth T. says:

    Stepping Through the Seasons, because the setting reminds me of stepping stones.

  14. Donna Amos says:

    Love all of your blocks. My name for the quilt would be “Stitches for all Seasons”

  15. trillium says:

    My suggestion:

    “Seasonal Snapshots”

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

  16. Gill says:

    Pieceful seasons

  17. Becky (central oregon) says:

    now I have to find the other 3 blocks!!!!
    Seasons change has brought us here works for me

  18. Bonnie says:

    My suggestion is “Points in Time”.

  19. Debbie says:

    Tis the Season

  20. Connie Tessier says:

    I’d call it Seasonal Pleasures. It’s really beautiful!

  21. Judy says:

    Your blocks are all beautiful and I love the wall hanging. I would call it Seasons in color.

  22. arlette says:

    I’ll call this amazing quilt “Seasons from my heart”, because I can see you create it with all your love and heart for us, it’s stunning!!!!!!!

  23. Janine A says:

    I’d call it a Change of Scenery.

  24. Dar in MO says:

    Your block is right up my alley because it’s my birthday month flower. I also need a pillow to decorate my sewing room. Congrats on another great block. Thank you too for the chance to win the Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks book. I feel lucky. l0l

  25. ritainalaska says:

    pieceful seasons! thanx for the oppotunity to win a copy!

  26. “Simply Seasons” is what I would call it.

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