Traffic Chopper is the latest block in my collection of vehicle blocks for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.
You can see my previous blocks, Bus Stop from Vol. 7, Rescue No. 1 from Vol. 6 or Mixmaster from Vol. 8. All of these blocks are made with scraps and are really fun and easy to piece. I’m thinking they will make a fabulous kid’s quilt someday!
As I was designing this block, I found that there was a lot of empty space within the square block since the helicopter itself is more rectangular shaped. My whirlybird needed some context so I added the buildings along the bottom to balance the block. I think it was the perfect solution!
I keep a list on the wall in my cube of possible vehicles for the next block. It’s quite long – it would take a LOT of 100 Blocks issues to check them all off!
Even though this issue, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 9 has just gone on sale, we are already hard at work on Volume 10! Can you believe it? We will have 1000 different blocks with this 10th issue, coming out in November. So, that means I need to get cracking on my next block – I wonder what vehicle from my list I should design next? Or do you have an idea that’s not on my list? Let me know!