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. cindy says:

    Love it as a gift.

  2. Heather Sharp says:

    Love the featherly rainbow owls, brings a smile to my face. Great way to use up scraps.

  3. barbara woods says:

    love your owl pattern, thanks

  4. Donna Sofokles says:

    To win 10 blocks would be a windfall! My favorite is the one of the page I’m looking at, anytime.

  5. Lee says:

    I have a wool santa applique wall hanging that I am working on!

  6. Julie says:

    Hootie is awesome, he will be my next project! I’m working on the acorn applique pattern in 100 blocks and it is turning out great

  7. Rina Mason says:

    The last thing I appliqued (and am still working on) is a pumpkin lap quilt. I’m doing it by hand, between projects, so it is taking awhile.

  8. Debbie M says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve done some applique, so I can’t really remember! It was probably a machine appliqued block to send out. Oh, but I love your owl, Shayla! So creative and your machine applique stitches are perfect!

  9. Annmarie says:

    I love owls and your Hootie is too cute. Gonna make him for my nephew as soon as I win the magazine :) I have 3 applique projects going right now. They are left over from a progression quilt I abandoned last year – now I’m going to make them into individual wallhangings. All 3 are garden scenes depicting different flowers. Looking forward to seeing more of your designs.

  10. Marilyn Shulsen says:

    Your owl is adorable. I have been doing applique on towels for friends.
    Would love the book.

  11. gail moss says:


  12. I don’t do much applique, but I am making a Dear Jane quilt, which has lots of it. I need to work on those blocks more – I’ve been putting them off! Very cute owl quilt!!

  13. Nancy Sue says:

    I haven’t done much appliqué because I tend to psych myself out and think , how can I do this and get it finished when there is an infinite number of stitches between point a and point b. So my last appliqué that I’ve done was about 6 months ago, on appliquing some hexes. I ended up “marking” or dotting the fabric to mark my stitches or I get in that rut of thinking about an infinite amount of stitches. :) The owls are too ca-hoooot!!

  14. Love your owl block thanks

  15. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser says:

    I love your owl, wonderful colors. I’m currently working on butterfly appliqués.

  16. Sewing Sue says:

    I have all the previous mags so I need this one! Love the owls, they look so cute and I’ll bet their easy. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  17. Kathy Lancaster says:

    Haven’t made an applique quilt in quite some time. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Margie Akers says:

    Hootie is so fun – congratulations on making Vol. 7, and thanks for sharing.

  19. Judi R says:

    I am still working on my first hand appliqué project. I got side tracked! . I did finish a machine appliqué quilt that is now at the long arm quilter’s house waiting her turn!

  20. sandy says:

    Well, first, congrats on being a first timer in the magazine, I can tell it won’t be the last. Love the eyes on Hootie and the way you made them in the “Brady Bunch” style, very clever.

  21. Caryn S says:

    I love the owl. My first and recent applique has been some Dear Jane blocks. However, I would love to try your block.

  22. Judi Williams says:

    I am working on a applique giraffe now….it has turned into a real challenge but I love it. Hootie looks like a good project too.
    Thanks, Judy

  23. Kate says:

    Love your Hootie block. And thanks for a chance to win the magazine!

  24. KatieQ says:

    My most recent applique project is a series of blocks depicting snow globes.

  25. Ellen says:

    Hootie is a cutie. My latest applique project in a Christmas one. I started it last Christmas. Hoping to finish it after completing the baby quilts I’m working on.

  26. Laura says:

    My latest applique project are four blocks from Lynette Anderson’s book It’s Quilting Cats and Dogs. So cute. They’re going to be part of a King size quilt I’m designing for my bedroom with other appliqued blocks and many scrappy pieced blocks .

  27. Helen Bazinet says:

    Would be an excellent design for a boys quilt or for any child.

  28. Shirley V D says:

    Your little owl is sweet, especially perched with all her little owl friends. I am working on a “Turning Leaves” applique quilt, which was published in a quiltmaker magazine several years ago. This is my first reall quilt. It is going quite well. I am doing everything by hand and really enjoying it.

  29. cynthia says:

    I just appliqued a Sun Bonnet Sue for Barbara Brackman’s Grandmother’s Choice,

  30. Hoot Hoot…..so cute!

  31. Pat Bond says:

    I’m actually working on my very first applique project right now. I am participating in our local quilter’s retreat challenge from last year. We each did the same 16 blocks from last years 100 block magazine and we are getting together next weekend to show the finished tops. I am rushing to add applique to my quilt block settings. I have a songbird and flowers appliqued, but love your owl!

  32. Jo McGonigle says:

    Would love to win. I collect all the 100 block magazines. The blocks are all so new and fresh for todays living. Thank you!!

  33. Lea Anna says:

    I am working on my first applique. It is for my niece. It is called “Pixie Magic”. The pattern is from anotherbyanita.com. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Jennifer says:

    I’m working on a christmas quilt that I’m appliquing a santa sleigh and reindeer around the outside borders.

  35. Nicky says:

    The last thing I hand appliquéd was some gum leaves and gum nuts for a quilt for Sunshine Linus . Sunshine Linus is a charity quilt group that makes quilts for sick and hospilised children. We meet on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The gum nuts and leaves made brownish quilt and now we are just waiting to send it away to the quilter. Hootie would make a welcome addition to the group of quilts we give to the children to brighten their hospital stays. Thankyou .

  36. JoAnn says:

    I have not done much applique, but awhile back I started an autumn wall quilt with pumpkins. I hope to get it finished this summer.

  37. Wilma says:

    I made a applique quilt with sheeps. Now I am working on the farmers wife quilt. I love this quilt an wood like to know how you do this!

  38. Marta-Myo says:

    Not the most experienced quilter but I love to hand applique as I come from embroidery. I am now working on a Sunbonnet Sue and Overhall Sam. Thanks for this chance! Marta

  39. ritainalaska says:

    a cute little owl! i’m appliquing the texas teardrops blocks.

  40. My last applique project was a pillow cover. I learned a lot of what NOT to do next time, so I’d love to try to make an owls quilt!

  41. Sandhya Karandikar says:

    I love owls and have been fascinated by them. At present I am doing a small bag with flower motif applique. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  42. Carol W says:

    My latest applique is a fused floral design in black on a black and white background. It turned out nicely, the pattern instructions were dreadful.

  43. Lisa E says:

    I made a small pillow with a girl’s name appliqued onto it. She loved it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  44. Sharon says:

    My latest applique was a strawberry on my DGD’s snack time placemat, as requested. Though she called it una fresca (sp?), she is trilingual – English, Spanish, and Gibberish. Your owl is indeed a hoot!

  45. collette mcmanus says:

    I am working on an applique flower block for a fellow guild member…a friendship block. Thanks for the giveaway. Really cute owl.

  46. Ev says:

    Hootie is a ‘hoot’. He’s so cute done up in all the colors!

  47. Chris P says:

    I have been working on the BOM from Fat Cat Patterns Wonderfully Fishy. I am doing raw edge by machine. I am enjoying it, but envy those who do it by hand. Thanks for another chance.

  48. Nancy M. says:

    Owls are adorable, my last applique was a name for a little boy quilt. My favorite applique project was a snow name quilt.

  49. CB says:

    I’ve never done applique before, but these owls are a hoot!!

  50. Barb Johnson says:

    forgot the latest project – I don’t do much applique, so I think the last applique I did was last year’s $5 block of the month at the local quilt store. I finished the blocks, but haven’t set them into a quilt yet!

  51. jmniffer says:

    I am doing my first applique on a quilt as of today. Adding stems to batik leaves on a lap quilt. So far, so good. Your owl is a cutie! Thanks for the chance.

  52. Barb Johnson says:

    I love Hootie, he is sooo cute!

  53. Deanna says:

    I’m not a big applique person…but this block could change my mind.

  54. Diane says:

    I love the owls! I am working on sewing down the binding on an appliquéd basket quilt. There are 144 charming little baskets!

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