Traffic Chopper Overhead

Traffic Chopper is the latest block in my collection of vehicle blocks for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

QMMS 140044 STARCK Traffic Chopper Overhead

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!

vehiclelist Traffic Chopper Overhead

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!


About Denise Starck

I am the Graphic Designer for Quiltmaker. I really love what I do and being able to combine my two passions, graphic design and quilting, into every day is fantastic! I've been quilting for over 14 years and enjoy all types of quilting.
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5 Responses to Traffic Chopper Overhead

  1. Laura Miller says:

    How about a train engine? My boys loved trains when they were younger. Trains were a huge part of our nation’s history and were and still are a vital part of our nation’s economy. All this is not to say that I don’t like the other vehicles on your list – I do, I’m just adding another suggestion to your already extensive list.

  2. Kris S says:

    The ice cream truck would definitely be at the top of my list.

  3. Karen says:

    I vote for the bulldozer block next! My great nephew is a big fan of bulldozers and excavators, and he would be so thrilled with a bulldozer-themed quilt.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I like the idea of the tractor and ice cream truck!

  5. Karlene says:

    I had the opportunity to test your block and think it is such a cute block. All of the ones on your list could be fun.

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