QM’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Hootie block #611 & Giveaway!

Hello Quilty friends! I hope you all had a great time last week hopping from blog to blog. There were all sorts of wonderful and pretty blocks to see. Be sure to check out ALL the designers that are in Volume 7.

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Today I am going to show you my block. Being somewhat new, this is the first block I have had in the 100 Blocks collection and I couldn’t contain my excitement when I saw the cover!

Meet Hootie:

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Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 7, Hootie by Shayla Wolf

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Hootie was the result of some doodles I did in college while procrastinating my homework. I have seen a few owls out there, but none with the “feathered” body detail I wanted. So, I made my own. =] I love his goofy big eyes.

Hootie is raw-edge applique with a machine blanket stitch. When assembling the owl, I used a pressing sheet to layer all the parts and fused down sections as I went. Here is a closeup of the machine blanket stitch. I use matching threads because it is very forgiving!

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Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 7, Hootie by Shayla Wolf (applique closeup )

All of the pieces are fairly small, so I did some digging through my scrap bins for this project. Here is what you could do with a few scrappy Hooties:

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Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 7, Hootie Family by Shayla Wolf

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I elongated the tree and branches, then added two more rows. I used just the owl applique to create a nice little colorful family of owls. I played with eye placement to create a Brady Bunch effect! You could go very whimsical and colorful with fabric choices (like the example) or chose more browns and natural colors for more accurate owls.

Now to the GIVEAWAY!

I will be giving away two issues of 100 Blocks Volume 7. One here and one over on my personal blog Sassafras Lane Designs. Leave a comment here telling me about your latest applique project by midnight MST, Thursday May 9 and one lucky winner will get an issue! Then be sure to enter the giveaway HERE for another chance!

The winner of a Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7 issue is Debbie St. Germain! Thank you to everyone who commented. Be sure to check back next week for more staff blocks and giveaways.

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7 available at the Quilt and Sew Shop in print and digital.

About Shayla

I am an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker. I have been making quilts since I was six and now have my own pattern design company, Sassafras Lane Designs. Outside of sewing I enjoy photography, spending time with my family, traveling the world and playing with my 3 dogs.
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154 Responses to QM’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Hootie block #611 & Giveaway!

  1. Cecilia says:

    My latest applique’ project was a frog quilt. I love your owls!

  2. Sheryl F. says:

    I just finished a BOM from Thequiltshow.com from 2008.

  3. Marie says:

    So whimsical and playful!!! Gorgeous quilt! I will have to give it a try!!

  4. Carmen says:

    I’m just a beginner and never been brave enough to try an applique project

  5. Your owl is so fun and it would make a really fun quilt or wall hanging on the tree, like that. I have been working on some americana pieces so I have things to decorate with, for summer.


  6. Lynn D in NC says:

    I love this project and I know some little ones who would like it too. I am working on an Iris quilt for my latest applique project.

  7. Linda Jerome says:

    I just started doing some applique and found I love it. I love your block and the way you made the “Owl Family”. I am also getting better at the button hole stitch and satin stitch.

  8. Rhonda Best says:

    I have never done any applique work but I watch my daughter do it, a lot. It is very delicate work and looks great when finished.

  9. Regina says:

    Just raw edged some pie wedge pieced circles onto a baby quilt, and am working on some words on a long languishing UFO

  10. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I haven’t done much applique lately. The last block I finished was a kitten with a big bow around her neck. :)

  11. Linda Webster says:

    My latest applique project was a Santa ornament at Christmas. But the project I’m going to be starting next is a floral applique wall hanging.

  12. Ellsie says:

    I am making appliqued names of the graduating seniors in our church Youth Choir. I have done this since 1999 on the hem of a plain pillowcase. The last night of Choir Tour the kids stay up all night, and write notes on the pillow cases for the seniors to take off to college. This year there are 13 seniors and almost all have sung in the choir since 7th grade. There will be a big hole to fill!

  13. Bonnie Thiem says:

    I just love to do applique!! Right now I am making a baby quilt with 2 different kinds of brightly colored fish and a starfish in the middle. Can’t wait to finish it. It is for a boy. Hope I can win one of the magazines. The Hooty Owls look so cute.

  14. Laura Taylor says:

    Haven’t done an appliqué project lately, but your owl is going to be my next one-just love it!!

  15. Kaye M. says:

    My last applique project was a table runner with flowers and vines. I like to use machine blanket stitch on fused, raw-edge appliques. Its fun to do!

  16. Karyn Ashley-Smith says:

    I’ve been LOOKING at applique for a few years now…but I haven’t taken the plunge. This is too cute not to! Thanks for the chance…and for creating such an adorable quilt!

  17. Patricia Hersl says:

    I’m working on a 4-block sampler using Jinny Beyer’s soft-edge piecing. So far, so very good!

  18. I’ve not done very much applique work, but this pattern could honestly get me started in a big way! Last applique I did was on a leaf quilt.

  19. Amanda says:

    I am making a cat quilt for my youngest from Fat Cat Patterns.

  20. Valerie A. Clark says:


  21. Carol says:

    My current appliqué project is the San Francisco embroidery’s Spring Mystery quilt.

  22. MargaretQuilts says:

    My last applique quilt was a Monkey baby quilt. I appliqued 3 monkies and added some extra batting to make their little bodies 3-d. It’s very cute if say so myself!

  23. Sharon mcquade says:

    Wonderful block. I am putting together a Japanese applique quilt called Haiku

  24. pat sprengel says:

    I love this owl, I made a pieced owl wall hanging years ago, but yours looks much simpler so I may just have to try your owl pattern.

  25. Tami Chaulk says:

    I have only tried one applique project so far. It is a Bee Hive Wall Hanging I saw it on Craftsy. But when I went back to purchase it, they didn’t have it any longer. So, I decided to just do my own. Right now it’s a UFO that I hope to get back to soon. It’s small and will be easy to work on during the summer. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Love your owls! and I’d love to win the book, too.Thanks!

  27. Hanke Fijnvandraat says:

    I am working on a mystery applique quilt, all by hand. It is my first applique and I have to figure out if I really like it :-)

  28. Libby Mahaffey-Haytas says:

    Mine was an Irish quilt with various shamrock applauded. I would love to make the owl quilt for a friend who collects owls that will be retiring in 2014. Thank you!

  29. Kathy A says:

    I so love your Hootie! Right now I’m testing a crochet owl hat for a designer. My last applique was a Halloween hanging.:-)

  30. Melanie says:

    Owls are my oldest daughters favorite. I’ll be giving this project a whirl!

  31. Pam Smith says:

    I want to make this as a baby quilt for a baby dirk who’s initials are OWL! Her name will be Olivial.

  32. Laura N says:

    I just finished appliquing purple hearts on a yellow baby quilt. Love the owls!

  33. Ele W. says:

    I love the owl, and applique is a fave technique for me. Would love to make this one!!

  34. Peggy Jebavy says:

    I just appliqued a giraffe to the back of a baby quilt I made. He turned out adorable!

  35. Linda says:

    I have two projects. The most recent is from a class I took with Laura wasilewski – I made daffodils and I’m working on the embroidery. The other is an OLD project from a Baltimore quilts book and is hand done/traditional.

  36. Barb Colvin says:

    I just got ‘A Basketful of Taupe’ by Kylie Irvine. So I’m going through my stash of wovens and complimentary prints to make some baskets to applique on a new quilt.

  37. Kathy C says:

    I just finished a cute summer pinwheel block quilt and the border has applique leaves and stems on it.

  38. Robyn B says:

    I am working on a Primitives by Lynda quilt.

  39. E. Engman says:

    My current applique project is the Dresden Plate block from the Craftsy 2012 Block of the Month class (yes, I’m behind and, yes, I’m making 4 blocks). They’re all pinned and ready to go.


  40. Annie says:

    I’m working on a floral applique piece that I started in a class at the Quilt Show in Paducah.

  41. Mary Jo says:

    Right now I am making an owl applique quilt of my own design for my granddaughter’s high school graduation!! Wish I had had this pattern when I started this project!!

  42. Tracy says:

    I’m trying to finish up a space alien quilt that I began when my kids were smaller, still love it. Also working on some Bigfork Bay horse appliques along with my DD. And to keep it all interesting I’m playing with ideas to make pet postcards for the Houston IQF’s Pet Project benefitting the Friends for Life shelter. http://pokeysponderings.com/2013/05/06/in-honor-of-tee-tee-gearing-up-for-our-fall-festival-pet-project-to-benefit-friends-for-life/

  43. Joan H. says:

    I just made a pieced baby quilt with a large appliqued pink flower in 2 corners. It was my first attempt at applique and it was easier than I thought it would be. I would love to applique this owl..

  44. Lori Jane says:

    Love the owl! The last thing I appliqued were circles a few weeks ago.

  45. Maria Nogueira says:

    Que coruja mais linda e simpática. Parabéns

  46. Carol Crisp says:

    Oops, forgot to tell you my latest applique project – it is the Scrap Basket Trellis kit by Kate Mitchell Quilts. The fabrics are very lovely Stonehenge and the border has some

  47. Joyce Fischer says:

    I have made 2 twin size owl quilts but not like your pattern. I love it. Thanks for the chance to win. I love to applique. I have made a rose quilt also. I would rather applique than do pieceing but either one I can do.

  48. Bernie S says:

    My last applique was a block of hexies representing the yellow brick road under a rainbow and appliqued on a blue background. My mother had recently died and I noted her birth and death dates at the beginning and end of the road to honor the journey of her life.

  49. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    I am trying to make Spring Skinnie that was in the Quiltmaker magazine. This is my first try at applique so it is taking me awhile. I love your owls. I would love to try that one. Thanks for the chance to win this magazine..

  50. Jeanne J. says:

    Appliqué owls on a shirt for my grandson.

  51. Sandra Beck says:

    I adore owls..Everywhere I am I here them.This quilt is wonderful.
    Love the stitch work. Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. Carol Crisp says:

    Great block and the blanket stitching around the edge is so well done!

  53. Karen says:

    My last applique was a Dear Jane block last week

  54. carolynR says:

    I’m working on Sue Spargo’s BOM Bird Dance. Hand applique is one of my favorite things to do….very soothing.

  55. MaryEllen Macgregor says:

    Love the owls!

  56. Loretta O' says:

    I really like your Hootie the Owl and would love to do this for my son’s girlfriend who loved owls before they became so popular. I haven’t worked on applique lately, but a have fabric cutout and started for an applique and patchwork quilt called Oopsie Daisy with 30′s fabric. It looks fun and I hope to work on it soon.

  57. Madeline says:

    My latest applique project didnt start out as applique. It was supposed to be a lone star, but halfway through hand piecing it, I realized that the diamonds are sized wrong, and it will only have 6 points. So, I am going to applique it to a background, and applique small stars in the odd shaped spaces around the points.

  58. Sara dinos says:

    My very first appliqué project is for our guild’s show in October. The them was 2013, had to be a 13×13 square or could go up in increments of 13. So I did a small wall hanging that is 13×26. It has colorful butterflies that I cut out of another fabric and turn needle appliquéd them onto a black background fabric and hand embroideried the antennas and a loop behind each butterfly in different colors. It turned out so good that I’m making a second one to go with it and will hang them together as a set.

  59. Linda Milward says:

    I just finished a beedsize quilt using the Christmas tree pattern by PieceandQuilt, the trees are appliqued on .. I would love to make these owls for my daughter AND me, we both love them !

  60. Jerry Church says:

    I designed and appliqued a large black and white polkadotted rooster for a challenge wall quilt for our quilt posse guild. I also appliqued an elephant to a batik small quilt , penguins on a wall hanging, and a flamingo to a small wall quilt. Raw edge applique is great for animals. Haven’t found a good pattern for a camel yet, but I’m still looking. My Aunt would have loved Hootie, she left me her collection of several hundred owls.

  61. Claudia says:

    My latest applique is in progress. It will be my entry for the Accu-Cut challenge. And I need to get stitching!

  62. I have never done one before but I am getting a new sewing machine very soon and can start quilting for real :) Very excited!!!

  63. Cathy says:

    Adorable! I am working on turning a bedroom into sewing room. I have been thinking about decorating with Owls. This may just have to be the first thing I do. I love to do hand applique too. He is just to cute to resist. I looked the magazine yesterday & didn’t find it anywhere.

  64. Pat says:

    love the owls.

  65. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    I haven’t started it yet, but I have a pattern for a bunting quilt that I’m really looking forward to making!

  66. arlette says:

    Shayla, your owl is the cutie patotieeeee, I love it!!!!!, my last applique project I’m working it’s with some springly flowers, and I’m thinking seriously to give the owly a bite ;)

  67. Valorie Spanogle says:

    I did a three heart Valentine wall hanging with applique flowers. My very first applique project.

  68. ii did some for cjhristmas table runners last year

  69. Sandi says:

    Very cute block! I have 2 applique projects going on right now. One is Shivery Snowmen (I’m on April) and the other is Jingle Belles. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  70. Deb says:

    Oooh, so cute! I love owls! My latest applique was cupcakes on a cake quilt for my daughter.

  71. Pat V. says:

    I am actually just working on my first applique quilt. I started in at Quiltmaker’s Block Party in Portland.

  72. Your little Hootie owls are simply adorable!!! I’d love to make some of those – now! My latest applique project is Maggie Walker’s Blue Collection. It’s taking quite a while to complete but I’m loving it!

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  74. Jocelyn says:

    I’ve been working on applique houses on homespun fabrics. It is kind of a primitive look, but they are so fun to make.

  75. Anita says:

    Very cute owl!

    My latest applique project is In My Garden by Sue Daley. I attended a class with her a couple of weeks ago, and I have got a lot to do before the quilt is done.

  76. Debbie Rhodes says:

    I appliqued an eagle on a stars and stripes sampler I am working on..

  77. Jean says:

    Last applique project was several years ago when I made a baby quilt with a large Sun Bonnet Sue in the middle of the quilt. I used some family vintage fabrics in it, including fabric from one of the bridesmaids dresses from our wedding. Wedding was back in the 50′s I we used polished cotton for all dresses.

  78. VickiT says:

    Great job on Hootie. I love him/her and the quilt layout with those eyes all going in different directions is just adorable. I noticed the eyes immediately. LOVE IT!

    To be truthful, I have not done applique in qulting yet, but will be soon. I need to get the fusible stuff first. I attempted to buy it twice now from my local store and both times they have been out of it. :( I have since found the Viking store inside my local JoAnn’s is going to be doing a project involving applique so their people who’ve signed up for that class are buying it all each time the new stock is put out. You’d think that JoAnn’s would maybe order a bit more given it’s always gone on their shelves. LOL

    Anyway, I have done a lot of applique in the past while doing my machine embroidery projects so I’m familar with how you need to pay attention to placement so, for example you don’t put the pupil of an eye down and then follow with the white totally covering up the pupil. oops. Yep! I learned placement is very important the hard way BUT, it taught me to always pay attention in the future so I won’t forget that lesson.

  79. Jo says:

    Right now i’m finishing up a quilt made from my BFF’s mothers blouses. Her mom passed about a month ago. It has over 100 raw edge hearts. Phew!
    Thank you!
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

  80. LizaA says:

    Love your owl block! I am working on my first applique quilt project. I’m a little nervous about the buttonhole stitching.

  81. Annie K says:

    The last applique I did was on oven mitts last year, for a craft show my sister talked me into joining with her. We had a lot of fun!

  82. Cathryn H says:

    Okay – I love the owl and your color choices are fantastic. I am going to make several of them to give to friends.

  83. Lee Ann L. says:

    I have not done much in the way of applique in years. This block is so darn cute!

  84. Pat in Washington says:

    Last applique project was a commissioned piece. I cut out stars and hearts from the uniform shirt of a police officer that was killed in the line of duty and sewed them onto a quilt I made for her young son. I had to fill some spaces where the random-size blocks fit together and did stars and hearts overlaying the sashing pieces.

  85. Lori s says:

    I love this block! I don’t do a lot of appliqué, but there were a few blocks in the “Just Takes 2″ mystery quilt I worked on. Thanks for the chance to win!

  86. Donna Joy says:

    Owl’s are my favorite , I am working on a sun bonnet sue quilt with turned edge appliqué . I wish I had just done it raw edge with machine blanket stitch, that’s my favorite look. Thanks for giveaway.

  87. Mary Kastner says:

    I’m working on a quilt of a Sue Garman pattern.
    . It has 40 small appliqué blocks and 40 pieced blocks. I really like it so far.
    love the owl. Thanks for a chance to win.

  88. Auntie Clark says:

    My latest appliqué project is a little quilt with a wool basket appliqué with a pieced block. Your owl is so cute!

  89. Sophie says:

    The last bit of appliqué I did was a couple sections of flowers on my tea towel challenge quilt, Cock-a-Doodle Tea Towel: tall sunflowers and a bunch of coneflowers.

  90. DianeH says:

    I am currently appliqueing “Abby” onto a fabric banner for a very special little girl.
    Your block is fabulously fun!

  91. DebrafromMD says:

    My most recent appliqué project are some blocks from a reproduction quilt called the Potts Quilt.

  92. Dana says:

    I just finished appliqueing a bunch of daisies that have taken on a life of their own :) . Thanks.

  93. Gina says:

    Great block and wall hanging idea Shayla!

  94. Lisa Marie says:

    I haven’t been doing much applique lately, but I did applique an owl on a pouch for my sister a couple months ago. Owls are all the rage, I guess! Yours is adorable!

  95. Love, love, love your block!! I’ve used an owl applique before, but not as cute as this!! My most recent applique project is the BOM from One Piece at a Time blog. Sure keeps me busy!

  96. KT says:

    Cute owl! My next applique will be the sunbonnet sue block as part of Barbara Brackman’s Grandmother’s Choice block of the week series. Thanks for the chance to win!

  97. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Love Hootie the Owl. I have never done applique, but one of my quilting resolutions is to learn how this year. Thanks for sharing your block & the giveaway.

  98. Cindy K says:

    I haven’t done a lot of applique quilts…..but I would like to learn more and do a few. I love your owl pattern. I have a friend that loves owls and I can see myself trying to make this block for her.

  99. Stephanie A says:

    oops…latest project was Happy Halloween by Amy Bradley!

  100. Stephanie A says:

    This is adorable! I want to do this quilt…very cute Shayla!

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