100 Blocks Vol. 6 Meets Reptile Rumpus

7 Nov

Fellow Quilters,

The past couple of months at Northcott have been a blur, as we prepared for quilt Market, our semi-annual trade show.  As a result, I have not had much spare time to blog.  I must say I’ve missed you!  Well, today I am back on the blog bandwagon participating in another Quiltmaker’s “100 Blocks” Blog Tour.  Editor June Dudley told me about the tour last week while we chatted at Market, and I got right to work whipping up a few blocks for you to comment on.

Perusing the latest issue of “100 Blocks” (Volume 6 already!), I noticed that there are several blocks that either use Northcott fabric or are designed by some of Northcott’s favorite pattern designers.  It just so happens that Northcott is advertising a new cuddly soft flannel collection called Reptile Rumpus in this issue, so I thought I would recreate the blocks and, by extension, some quilts using Reptile Rumpus.  Of course, if you have participated in this blog tour before, you know that I want your opinion on which block and which quilt is your favorite.  Please leave a comment by 11:59pm today Nov. 7th and I will randomly choose one name to win your very own copy of “100 Blocks Volume 6”.

Block #559 uses Baby Safari, a collection designed by Carina Gardner.

Here is my version using Reptile Rumpus.

While the block looked good, the resulting 3 x 3 block quilt failed to inspire me.

 

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Block #563

Block #563 is designed by Laura Blanchard of Plum Tree Quilts.

In Reptile Rumpus, both the block and the resulting quilt look interesting.

Quilt #563
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Block #577

Block #577 is designed by Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs.

Chris’ block is a big more detailed, but both the block and the quilt turned out well.

Quilt #577
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Block #589

Block #589 by Scott Murkin is shown as a quilt on page 89 using Stonehenge Ginko ebony.

Here’s how the quilt and block look in Reptile Rumpus.

Quilt #589
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Block #593

Block #593 is designed by Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods.

I was pleased with how the quilt and block turned out.

Quilt #593

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Of course, I also did a bit of mixing and matching.

Here is the Chris/Celine quilt #577/#593.

Quilt #577/593

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I also combined #559 & #589.

Quilt #559/589

Okay, it’s your turn to voice your opinion.  Please send me a comment with your favorite block and quilt, and I’ll post the votes in the next couple of weeks.  Good luck!

I’ll also try to work on another post this week – I am travelling to 8 quilt shops and 3 guilds in Virginia and Maryland from Nov. 6 – 12.  If you are at any of the participating shops or guilds, please come and say hi.  Today I am at Quilters by the Bay Guild (Lexington Park, MD), Quilt & Sewing Center (Fredericksburg, VA) and Bonnie’s Sewing Center (Alexandria, VA).  On Nov. 8th, I am at Sew Refreshing (Mechanicsville, VA), Bernina of Richmond (VA) and Sew EZ (Portsmouth, VA).  Then on Nov. 9th, I’m going to Nancy’s Calico Patch in Newport News, then the Tidewater Quilt Guild on Nov 10th, then Tomorrow’s Treasures (Crofton, MD) and Pax River Guild (Lexington Park, MD) on Monday.  Stay tuned for photos!

Cheers,

Patti

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129 Responses to “100 Blocks Vol. 6 Meets Reptile Rumpus”

  1. Annaleena November 7, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    I like quilt block and quilt #593. It would be nice in pastel colours.

  2. buntyw November 7, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    Such a great blog tour! I’m finding lots of new (to me) blogs!
    So far my favourite block is the ‘Bird of Happiness’

  3. Hueisei November 7, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    I love Sunrise block by Dawn :)

  4. Sheila McMillan November 7, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    I like the block #563 and the effect it produces in the quilt. It looks great in the Reptile Rumpus fabric but has lots of potential for other fabrics too. This will likely be a popular quilt to make because of the visual effect. Nice work on the blocks and the fabric! Thanks.

  5. Lisa Marie November 7, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    My favorite is block 577 and quilt 577. Thanks for showing the layouts — sometimes the results surprise me!

  6. Martina November 7, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    I love the two blocks and combined in the quilt the Chris/Celine quilt #577/#593. Lovey!

  7. Dee Johnson November 7, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    Reptile Rumpus: I love the graphicness (is that a word?). I love how it blends the stonehenge and flows from block to block.

  8. Rosalind Gutierrez November 7, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    I favor quilt block 563 and corresponding quilt #563. It has great dimension and use of color.

  9. AnneP November 7, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Love the layout of #563

  10. Lizzie | Swedish Scrapper November 7, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    I love the Rumpus fabric, and I love the combo quilt you did with blocks 577/593! Somehow they really go together well, and the combination makes a lot of movement.

  11. Joyce Mitchell November 7, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    My favorite block is #593 and I like the quilt #577/593. The combination of the 2 blocks works really well. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Jamie November 7, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    I like block 593 best, but quilt 559/589 looks great. I think that those two blocks look better when put together.

  13. Becky Greene November 7, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    My favorite is Block #563 and the quilt that it produces – Amazing effects from the color selection!

  14. Janet Frank November 7, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    I like Codex by Scott Murkin. I like the clean lines and all the options it provides when combined with other different blocks.

  15. Bernie S November 7, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    I love Block #589 using Stonehenge Ginko ebony.

  16. nancysue November 7, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    I LOVE LOVE block #559. It’s funny the most inspired for me is the least for you :) I have a 5 yr old son who is gungho about bugs and lizards as he is dogs and puppies. I can see this being a great quilt for him. The newt must make his/or her way across the sand blocks (desert) to make it’s way to the water before getting “bugged” by the pesky dragonflies. I think it would make a great toss across game. Just add a lizard or frog playing piece and we are off to helping Newt find his way to the pond. If you land on the desert blocks you lose a turn to apply first aid to your burnt newt legs :) Let the Reptile Rumpus begin!!!

  17. Rochelle MAROUSKI November 7, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Hi Patti

    I liked block 596 and the arrangement for the quilt. Love the pinwheel centers and the gold background.  Iwill be looking for this latest volume of blocks!   Rochelle   

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  18. Patricia Hersl November 7, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    559. I like the combination, the way the blocks are working together. Not so easy to do with pizazz!

  19. Maureen November 7, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Oh boy, there’s so many wonderful blocks that inspire me! I do really like block #563, the fabric/colours appeal to me! Thanks for a chance at the give-away!

  20. Lisa's Chaos November 7, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    I really like 563 – nice block pattern and colors!

  21. Mary Jane Cardwell November 7, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    I’m leaning towards #577.

  22. Rose November 7, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    I like 577, Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. craftytammie November 7, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    so far i know i will be making the codex block #589! love how it looks as a quilt.

  24. Helen November 7, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    I liked Quilt 563. The light/dark combo made the quilt look 3 dimensional.

  25. Sharon Lichter November 7, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    All the blocks and quilts are gorgeous, but my favorite is block#577 made into quilt#577. Thanks for the giveaway

  26. Donna November 7, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Northcott has always been my favorite fabric!

  27. Carol Hemmingsen November 7, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    So many blocks…so little time…and I’m retired!!

  28. Marje November 7, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Love #563,the layout is very attractive and the colours work well together to produce a very restful feeling

  29. Vicki H November 7, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    I like quilt 593 best.

  30. kathy h November 7, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    I think quilt number 593 is my favorites. All the quilts are beautiful.

  31. Michelle Harrison November 7, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    My fav is Scott #589. I also choose quilt #589.

  32. Barbara November 7, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    I like 577

  33. Lorraine November 7, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    #589. A clean block with lots of visual impact!

  34. sandratimmons November 7, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    There have been so many talented designers with their creative ideas in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 6. I have really looked over your quilt designs over and over again. I like Quilt 593 the best. Good color choice and the quilt itself seems to blend in so well. I like working with flannel and they make the best cuddle quilts.

    Sand T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  35. Marie November 7, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Block and quilt #577 are my favorite but all have great imagination and possibilities

  36. vickievan November 7, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    I like 563. They all are good :)

  37. Patricia S November 7, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    I love the 3d effect of #563.

  38. rutigt November 7, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    I like the Chris/Celin quilt, the mix of #577/#593. I think it is very nice!
    Gun, Sweden

  39. goonyburd November 7, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    How about a tie? 589 AND 593!

  40. Sandy November 7, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    I’m really impressed with Chris/Celine quilt #577/#593 — lots of movement, which I love.

  41. Denise November 7, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I love block 593, and the secondary pattern made in quilt 589 I can just picture a little boy driving a car along the green ‘roads’.

  42. Bonnie November 7, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    I love block #593 by Celine Perkins.

  43. Jocelyn November 7, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    Wow hard choice. But I would pick #589.

  44. Cathy B. November 7, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    I love block 593 and the quilt you made. Thanks for a chance to win. Hugs

  45. Jenelle Boxberger November 7, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    I like block and quilt number 589. This is more to my level of quilting and I love the fabric. Thanks

  46. Tamsyn November 7, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    My favorite is Quilt #559/589. Tamsyn

  47. usairdoll November 7, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    WoW! They are all gorgeous! My favorite is Chris &Celine’s, 577/593. So beautiful!

    Thank you for a great giveaway an a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  48. Regina November 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    563 block AND quilt.. lots of nice movement there.

  49. billiemick November 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    I like #563, but then again I love the colors….:)

  50. Karen in Breezy Point November 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    I vote for 593, but I love all the layouts! Thanks for the inspiration.

  51. Teresa November 7, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Very hard to choose but 563 is the one for me

  52. Cynthia November 7, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    I like the whilrigig block. I love the colors and like blocks with lots of peices! I enjoy a challenge!

  53. Stephanie Matz November 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    I like 563. There are a number of secondary patterns in there that attract the eye. Thanks for sharing.

  54. Karen November 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    I like #577. Thanks for sharing. Love your fabrics!

  55. Lisa E November 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I LOVE Scott Murkin’s block. Very clean and modern looking. As far as your quilt layouts go, I like the last one best.

  56. Madeline Wallace November 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I like block #593 and then the quilt where you put #593 and 577 together

  57. Judy1522 November 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    My favorite is block #563. I love the 3 dimensional look of the quilt that shows by using the dark and light fabric.

  58. Cathy Blaukat November 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    I liked 563. Thanks for the giveawy. I am enjoying the blog tour!!

  59. Jill Hicks November 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    I like them all, but choose #563.

  60. Cecilia November 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    My favorite block is #593 and quilt #593. I love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

  61. Linda E in AZ November 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    I like Scott’s block #589 – very versatile!
    thanks

  62. Sue in Scottsdale, AZ November 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    My favorite quilt is #563. I like the others also, but this is my favorite.

  63. Mary Ellen Adams November 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    My favorite of those pictured is Scott Murkin’s. I can see doing it in my collection of Japanese taupes.

  64. Joanna November 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I like quilt # 577, but they all look good to me.

  65. arlette November 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    I’m going by Quilt #577/593

  66. Lori S November 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    My favorite is #563. Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Judy November 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    I like block #593 and the quilt made with it.

  68. Amy Roth November 7, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Hmm, I think I like block 589 and it’s quilt the best.

  69. VickiT November 7, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Great looking blocks and quilts. My favorite is definitely the Block and Quilt #563. Very pretty.

  70. Kathy Lancaster November 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Love quilt and block #593

  71. MarciaW November 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Quilt #559/589
    I like to see quilts on your blog that mix up the various QM blocks. All look good so just went with the last one for my vote.

  72. Kathy Leake November 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    I rather like the 577 block and quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win wonderful things.

  73. The Stylish Home November 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    I like the 577/593 combo!

  74. Carrie P. November 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    It is hard to pick but I pick #563. I think it great how you show them in a quilt layout. thanks.

  75. Lou November 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    #577 -the design that comes out after you put the blocks in that setting is just stunning!

  76. Laurie P November 7, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    I really like block #593. The quilt I like is Quilt #577/593. It looks cute in the color way.

  77. Elaine November 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    I like block 563, the layout really catches my eye

  78. Debby November 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    I think my favorite is # 563 – I like the block & the quilt. I love using flannels – so toasty warm! Thanks for the chance to win!

  79. Gloria Gleason November 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Between the great blocks and the amazing fabrics, it’s a veritible wonderland! Thank you for this blog and also all the participants.

  80. Shar November 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    If I have to pick 1 block it would be #563

  81. Eva November 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    I like 589, it is so hard to decide when there is so much talent again this year. Congratulation to all of them for being published.

  82. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser November 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    My favorite block #589. My favorite quilt was the combo #559/589

  83. Pamela Reim November 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    I think #577 first then #563. Tks.

  84. PJB November 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    Of the blocks you showed, I liked #563. I also like seeing the quilt layouts.

  85. Kris S November 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    563 is my choice. The teal center is really pretty.

  86. Tami Chaulk November 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    My favorite block was #559 and my favorite quilt was #559/589. I think the two blocks worked really good together. Of course I also liked how the block look in Reptile Rumpus. Thanks for the chance to win.

  87. Lisa McGriff November 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Quilt 577!!!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

  88. Patty November 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    I like the block #589 and the quilt Scott Murkin made with just the one block.

  89. Carol Sc November 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    I think it is difficult to pick a favorite, but, since you asked for a decision, I like the combination of Carina Gardner’s block (559) and Scott Murkins (589). Isn’t it interesting that you weren’t real happy with the 559 set block to block, but it totally changed when alternated with another — that’s what makes us quilters so happy — variety!
    quiltschon@att.net

  90. Judy November 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    Block 563! Love your color combinations!

  91. Karen Rowe November 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    I like the quilt and block for #563.

  92. Wendy November 7, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Thumbs up! I like #593!

  93. Barb in MI November 7, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    Block and quilt 577 are my favorite! Thank you!

  94. barbara woods November 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    i like block 589 would look so good in a quilt

  95. ANGELIA BARGER November 7, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    love both 593 and 563 going to have to make a quilt with each of them. angeliabarger@att.net

  96. lindawwww November 7, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    My favorite block is Block #593 designed by Celine Perkins. My favorite quilt is the one using Block #593. I love the color combination – soft and warm. Perfect for curling up in on a cold night!

  97. Annie November 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    I like the quilt with block 589, and I really like this Reptile Rumpus fabric line!

  98. Judy Crowell November 7, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    They are all interesting but I like 563 the best.

  99. E. Engman November 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    The “pow” block for me here is #563, but the quilt is #577/#593.

  100. Susan L November 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    Block #563 and Quilt #563 by Laura Blanchard are my favorites. Fabrics: like the patterns in the blue n greens. Reptile Rumpus will keep my young grandchildren’s interest as they try to not fall asleep!

  101. Gwen W November 7, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    I like block #563 and quilt #593.

  102. Cathy K. November 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    My favortite is 563!! Cute fabric line!

  103. Debbie November 7, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    It is amazing how you can change the look of a quilt, just by adding sashing or another block next to it.

  104. mimisipad November 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    #563 is my favorite – I like how you used the fabric to give a dimensional effect.

  105. Sallie November 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    Block #563 is designed by Laura Blanchard of Plum Tree Quilts is my favorite – love the aqua! Thanks for the giveaway!

  106. Mary November 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    My favorite is block and quilt #563, Great colors and design.

  107. Cathryn H. November 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Staying busy is good for you! I can’t possibly make a choice on which combination I like best. They are all so fantastic!

  108. Carla G November 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    I like block & quilt #563 the best. I love the colors used & the angles of the block! Very cool! :)

  109. Barb Johnson November 7, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    I think block and quilt number 589 shows off the Reptile rumpus fabric best.

  110. Lorri November 7, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    I like#559&#589 -they look great together

  111. Bev Gunn November 7, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    Celine’s block takes on a classic look as you have done it up! The color placements are perfect. Will probably make a quilt like this with a few changes in color. Thank you for taking the time to do the “hard part” for us!

  112. Shirley in Elk Lake! November 7, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    #563 …. awesome!!
    And 8 cities? Petunia Pinner could have been available for assistance :)
    Safe travels, Patti

    • Patti November 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

      Thanks, My-Girl-Shirl! Die-hard assistant!!

  113. MoeWest November 7, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    I think #563 looks wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway.

  114. michelle h November 7, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Those are all terrific!! I lean toward 593, though!! How fun to mix it all up!!!

  115. CeeDee F November 7, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    Patti. How blessed you are to travel to so many places. I like #593. Thanks for sharing.
    CeeDee..

  116. glorybquilts November 7, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    Well, I narrowed it down to 2, #563 and #593. If I had to pick just one, it would be #563 though.

  117. Sandra Aiken November 7, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    I like block # 577

  118. sandi November 7, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

    This is a hard choice to make but I think it is a tie between $563 and 593. Thanks for the chance to win.

  119. missmoozie November 7, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    They are all gorgeous quilts! If I have to choose, I’ll say #563 is the winner. Thank you for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  120. thunder November 8, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    559 & 589 thanks

  121. Sharon W November 8, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    Too many good ones to choose a favorite. Love seeing the blocks in different settings.

  122. Judith November 8, 2012 at 12:24 am #

    Block #563 by Laura Blanchard is my favorite. It really is beautiful

  123. Rachell R November 8, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    The reptile Rumpus collection is darling!
    My favorite individual block is 589, while my favorite quilt layouts are 577, and the combo 559/589.
    Thanks for color way ideas and cute new fabrics!

  124. Gwendolyn Clark November 8, 2012 at 3:28 am #

    I really like 559/589 the best.

  125. Claudia November 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    #563 of #577 I love things that look complicated but really aren’t to construct. Fresh

  126. Karrie Smith November 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    How could I not love Reptile Rumpus #563? But seriously, I love all the blocks, and the quilts are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  127. Betsey Ryan November 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    I like 577/593 the best, but do like them all. But boy could you give us a little more time to respond!!!!! Not all of us live on our computers….. I’m surprised that any guild in the area you’re at is having meetings or stores are open. Please tell all, the Canadians are thinking of them and pray that no more storms hit until there is a full recovery.
    TTFN Betsey

  128. Rebecca November 9, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    Thanks again for yesterday’s Trunk Show in Richmond VA. You are so inspiring. I keep hoping some of this creativity will rub off on me!! Rebecca

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