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. Jodi G. says:

    I love your blocks! What a great idea to make a wallhanging out of the four blocks. Boy, there are lots of neat name suggestions. Ok, here’s mine. “Seasons of Our Life”. Can you tell I watch soap operas? hehe.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Maria do Carmo Pezzuto says:

    Que lindo,parabéns.Sugiro que para o próximo bloco você faça AURORA BOREAL.Desafio e tanto…eu não tenho talento. Obrigada..tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

  3. Cycle of life is my creative name. Thank you for all the work you do. I love “”Quiltmaker” this blog hop is awesome. Seen so much today on all the different blogs it was amazing. Get to come back and do it again tomorrow, I really want a copy of the magazine, I see hours, days, months of fun making blocks. Comlisajohnson@gmail.com

  4. Dolly says:

    Quilt the Seasons, if it has not already been suggested. If it has, the Seasons Suggested. :)

  5. E. Engman says:

    I suggest ” A Piece-ful Year”

    LizE

  6. Rhonda H. says:

    It’s late, so I guess it’s lame but how about the “Four Seasons”. Thanks for chance to win!

  7. angie chappell says:

    cute blocks cant wait to get this magazine angchappell@yahoo.com

  8. Helen Sadler says:

    I am finding several patterns I like and have printed them for future use. I admire all the people that have worked so hard to make this a success. In the couple days it has been active it is off to a great start. Congratulations to all!!!

  9. Claudia says:

    I was looking at Erica Wilson of BackPorch Press (patterns) on the Kaufman site. I received one set of her templates as a gift and bought the other. Her YouTube tutorial makes it so easy to piece curves, and IT WORKS! I tried it and I’m hooked. Lots of patterns there.

  10. Melissa Slofkosky says:

    ” Natures Bounty”

  11. Cindy O'Dear says:

    As Time Passes, sounds like a nice name for your beautiful quilt hanging to me. Great job!

  12. Kate Brown says:

    I am really loving the daisy :) So many good names already……. I would name it Turn Around. It seems you no sooner turn around and the season changes.

  13. lindawwww says:

    I love all four of your blocks. How about “Seasonal Serenade”.

  14. robin says:

    Sensational Seasons! ;) Thanks!

  15. Lisa says:

    “My Four Seasons”

  16. Claudia says:

    “Almost Morphed”. Do you have any of the dark blue in the inner ring of points of the ice crystal left, enough for a border? Or a very narrow second border graduating from the palest of yellow to the deepest of autumn cinnamon?

  17. Deanna says:

    Those are lovely blocks, and I am not usually a paper-piecing type, but the idea of a wall hanging or pillow makes it seem managable. Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. Shirley V says:

    Lovely wallhanging! “Seasons of Joy”

  19. Rose says:

    Love your entire series. Seasons of Piece.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Anne C. says:

    Seasonal Connections

  21. Debbie Fick says:

    Paper Seasons

  22. Nancy says:

    Season for Piece

  23. Judith says:

    There is a Season?

  24. Maureen says:

    Gorgeous blocks! Because Earth is a never ending change of seasons, I thought of “Infinite Change”.
    Cheers

  25. suesinger says:

    seasons in batiks would be my name for the 4 block quilt. I would love to win a magazine.

  26. Joanna says:

    Seasonal Joy or Seasonal Amazement are what I see when I look at the four blocks. They really are super.

  27. LizA. says:

    Love the block. As for a name, sorry–all the ones that came to mind have already been mentioned.

  28. Jamie says:

    Names are always one of the hardest parts of creating a quilt for me. The first thing I thought of when I read your request for suggestions was “Seasons Greatings”.

  29. Cathryn H. says:

    Your quilt should be named something special. “My Seasons of Life” I really like it and I love that you are looking for a blue for the border. That ties the seasons together by allowing them to soar in the sky.

  30. Barbara says:

    Love the blocks. Favorite is daisy.

  31. Sharon Cervenka says:

    We are also a musical family, so when I saw the four seasons, I thought “Vivaldi”.
    And there you have it, the name, “Vivaldi”! Thanks…

  32. nancy sperry says:

    “Changes”, becauseit portrays the seasonal changes as well as the more subtle changes in the batiks.

  33. Diantha Howard says:

    I love these blocks – and the wall hanging putting them together looks so nice! After all the other comments, I can’t think of anything original for a name – maybe ‘A time for every season’

  34. Kathleen says:

    I think you should call the series “Year Round”. Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

  35. Maryln Fleming says:

    Cycle of Changes

  36. Pamela says:

    The Tale of Four Seasons block wall hanging

  37. Cindy Masek says:

    I love these patterns! Especially the first one. I’ve made pieced stars and have found it to be the most precise way to create complex blocks. I’d love to win just the pattern for these pieces!
    How about “A Year of Color”

  38. Jeanne says:

    “Quilt Thru Changes of The Seasons” is a name I came up with. Really like all the blocks how they are put together as a wall hanging.

  39. Patti Nash says:

    A Time for All Seasons. Love the wall hanging

  40. Gloria Pietruszka says:

    Nice Springy looking block! How about ” Seasons Change”

  41. Mary says:

    How about ‘Pieceful Seasons’ ?

  42. Regina says:

    “Another lap around the sun”

  43. jmniffer says:

    Though the Year. I like the idea of a seasons wall hanging using your blocks. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  44. Kim says:

    Beautifully done wallhanging. What about “Another Year Gone By”

  45. CHRISTINA MACKENZIE says:

    BATIK SEASONS; A YEAR IN BATIKS; A SEASONS OF BATIKS

  46. Joyce Mitchell says:

    ChangeUp. Loving your new block. Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. Myra Sattler says:

    Looks like you have a great many to choose from. How about “This too shall pass”

  48. Teresa Stees says:

    Sunny Day’s

  49. NANCY CHADDICK says:

    Love the spring block – have already made your fall block up; I like “The Four Seasons in Full Color”, for a name. Congrats on your work.

  50. Angela N. says:

    In every thing, there is a season.

    Love the leaf block!

  51. I would just call is seasons. Thanks for the chance to win

  52. Karen Evans says:

    Seems all the seasonal name suggestions are taken. Definitely choose one with Seasons in it.

  53. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    i’m not good at naming quilts but I will try “Love of all Seasons”. It is a great quilt.

  54. Kay Pucciarelli says:

    How about “SEASONational” instead of Sensational! lol

  55. Julie A. B. says:

    Lovely blocks. So creative. I would name them A Spectrum of Seasons! Thank-you for the fun contests. Good Luck to all of us.

  56. Tammie says:

    Title suggestion, “My Favorite Season”.

  57. Esther Sorber says:

    Seasons of life?

  58. Hi, Just love your work. :-) What about “a path to all seasons”

  59. Deb Staudacher says:

    Year of change

  60. Kathy B says:

    Cute daisy block. Congratulations on having it selected for the magazine. As for a name for the little quilt…how about Seasonal Bliss?

  61. Billie K says:

    Beauties of the Seasons or Seasonal Beauties

  62. Sandi Makowski says:

    What a great blocks! Nice color choices in your quilt to be. My immediate response was how each of the blocks looked like they were blooming with color. So, I would name your quilt “Seasonal Blooms.” Can’t wait to see the finished project.

  63. Nancy M. Mark says:

    “Four Seasons” we have a terrific tea room in our town called the Four Seasons Tea Room and her symbol looks alot like your squares, this is really awesome. She has a web site if you would like to check it out.

  64. Karen Heck says:

    I really enjoy the modernity of the design. Will go good in contemporary homes. Congratulations!

  65. Julie in WA says:

    -Through the Seasons-
    Now I want to know if you planned to make four seasonal blocks when you did the first and second blocks? I did not dare to try the Ice Crystal…it looked like a lot of work! But seeing the four blocks together, I may have to rethink it….

  66. Wendy says:

    Season’s Wonders -it’s beautiful

  67. Julie Hallquist says:

    Joyful , Joyful we adore thee.

  68. The Seasons of Change. Seems pretty good to me. I love your seasonal blocks.

  69. Denise says:

    Changing Seasons. Really lovely quilt.

  70. Joyce Carter says:

    Beautiful blocks. They will make a beautiful table runner or wall hanging. I was thinking of the name One season At A time or Seasons Delight. Thanks for the giveaway .

  71. Rina Mason says:

    I couldn’t name a quilt or quilt pattern if I tried but this reminds me of Season’s Progression. I love, love, love Ice Crystal and Re-Leaf. I think I see two quilts in my future.

  72. kwiltnkats says:

    Seasons Treasure. Transitions in Time. There are some really good ones already stated. All four designs are lovely. Sandi

  73. martina says:

    A banner of season! Looks lovely!

  74. Mary Jo Baird says:

    How about “Stitchin’ Through the Seasons”? Love the runner and i am really enjoying seeing all these great blocks! I have all 4 100 Blocks issues and cannot wait to get my hands on this one!!

  75. Annette Tackett says:

    Four Seasons::::or:::::
    Its all in A Season

  76. Stephanie Matz says:

    Seasonings.

    And what a terrific way to combine the blocks from past to present. I have all the volumes and this would be a terrific project! Thanks for sharing.

  77. Brenda says:

    Changing Tides

  78. Kate says:

    Times They Are A Changing!
    Very nice series, thanks for the chance too!

  79. Marge in Louisiana says:

    Based on the oldie “It’s a long, long time from May to December and the days grow short when you reach September.” How about ‘May to December” in fabric?

  80. Juanita Ross says:

    I love the flower block…would make a wonderful garden quilt!

  81. VickiT says:

    I really love this block but I an just horrible at naming things, thus my cat’s name being Baby. LOL

    All I can come up with would be “Seasons of a Rainbow”.

  82. Carla Ruhl says:

    Seasonal Span of Scenery

  83. Linda says:

    Have to say I am really bad at naming blocks/quilts and usually don’t! Will look forward to seeing all the others who are much more word creative than I!

  84. How about Timeless Seasons? Cute block.

  85. tammy k. says:

    All the Year Round is my suggestion for a name!

  86. Pat V. says:

    “Pieceful Seasons.” Whatever you name it, it’s fab.

  87. Beth Sanders says:

    I love your flower blocks. Maybe your wallhanging should be called Stepping Through the Seasons.

  88. Gloria B says:

    In my youth. on British television, there was a lady who taught exercise routines for women who was also named Eileen Fowler! She was our first ‘fitness guru’. So, I think I might call the quilt ‘Fit in every season’.’

  89. Robyn Brown says:

    hmmm “pieces of the seasons”?

  90. “God’s Creation” as a name as that is how it came about. Just a thought. Lots of great thoughts from others too on naming the wall hanging.

  91. Rachell R says:

    This is just about the most perfect wallhanging ever! What a collection and so talented! I have got to get my hands on Vol 1 and Vol 2 so I can get the Ice Crystals and Sunburst patterns to complete my collection and make this! Please!
    My suggestions: “Sunshine Seasons”, “Happy Everything Seasons”, “Temporal Brights”, “Climatized Stitches” or “Climatized Brights”

  92. Pat Hersl says:

    Threads of My Year came to mind.

  93. Maryellen says:

    Pieceful Seasons? Very pretty, and funny about the daisy name.
    Thanks!

  94. Patty Happel says:

    For Every Season Under Heaven

  95. Annie says:

    Seasonal Beauty

  96. Beverly Calvert says:

    Four quarters equal one year is my choice for your wall hanging. It is lovely.

  97. Karen Grace says:

    Fab Four!

  98. Pat Mathison says:

    I like this, how about naming it something simple like “Four Seasons”.

  99. MarciaW says:

    As Seasons Pass By
    Naming things, or remembering the names of things, is not my forte. Nice Daisy block!

  100. Gaile Smith says:

    “Season’s Best” Like the dark blue outer border.

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