A Rose by Any Other Name

Its August 1 and that means its time for me to introduce the next block on my Wicked and Wonderful PFMSQ.  According to its birth mom, this little guy’s  name is Icky Thump…I kid you not.  This block was originally part of the Block Rock’n Series by Julie Hirt and was named in honour of a Grammy Winning Rock and Roll song by “the White Stripes” way back in the early 2000s.   You can go see her version of the block here at 627handworks.com. 


FYI (because I just had to know why…) The song title is derived from “ecky thump”, a Lancashire colloquial response of surprise.  Well it certainly surprised me. How about you?

This block, like all the others in my sampler quilt, is an easy peasy paper-pieced block that a confident beginner could accomplish in an hour or less. It looks stunning in the bright and bold colours that Julie Hirt used in her original version and I love it in the calmer colorway that I chose.

I hope you are enjoying this journey as much as I am.  Already I’m getting excited to see how this quilt is going to look when its finished, quilted and bound in January, 2019.  Stay tuned.

Did you do something creative today?



  1. thedarlingdogwood says:

    Lovely block! I really like the fabrics in this.


  2. zippyquilts says:

    Ah! The best kind of block—looks more complicated than it is 😉


  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Velda! I do enjoy the fabrics you chose – they play well together. Just at the bottom of your post it shows block 5 and maybe block 1 in navy and orange. I look forward to seeing how all these different blocks come together in January! Happy Wednesday to you! ~smile~ Roseanne


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