Monday, 16 May 2011

OK but what is it?


I made this block for Lisa (Shiner's View) for her month in Fresh Modern Bee 2. She asked for windmills, whirlygigs or other twirly things so I designed this. But what is it? I've had a few suggestions over on Flickr but I'm still waiting for the perfect name for this block. If anyone is interested in making it, let me know and I will get a pdf of it sorted. It's paper pieced in four pieces then rotated so it's on point, corners added and trimmed back to 12.5" unfinished. Anyway, suggestions for a name for the block please - they don't have to be funny although I always do like funny.

57 comments:

  1. Of course we want a tutorial--like you had to ask! Makes me think of asters--and twirling batons. I know, odd thought combination.

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  2. How about..."Lynne in A Spin!" Okay, its not great but I'm working on it!

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  3. To me, (and I hope you will realise I'm going for funny here...), it looks a little bit like one of those aliens with loads of tentacles that latches onto your face or neck and controls your mind. So I guess a good name would be something from the movie.. like "Puppet Master", or "This shit just got real", or "Shoot the slug". But you know... whatever!


    Also, I've been up since 5. I may be a little sleep deprived.

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  4. It reminds me of helicopter blades, so perhaps "Whirly Bird". But maybe that's too much of a stretch. My niece's husband is a helicopter pilot, so lots of things remind me of those machines. And, yes, I would love a pattern--I think it would remind them of a chopper, too. :)

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  5. What a cool block. It reminds me of spokes on a bike wheel, just with out the tyre around the outside.

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  6. Ok my second go....Pilot Inspektor. {you get 10 bonus points for naming the celebrity that gave their kid this very 'interesting' name!}

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  7. To me it looks like a giant daisy! What about Dilly Dally Daisy? Ok - its just too early on a monday morning!!

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  8. I was going to say "In a Spin" but I see someone has got there before me!

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  9. I see your brit quilt button next to this block and am prompted to suggest whirling jack or jack in a spin!

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  10. How about Humbug....you know like the lollies...great block by the way!

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  11. looks like a cross whirly (because of the cross in the middle of the whirl) :)

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  12. I Love this and of course would love a tutorial!!! I like the helicopter suggestion for the title.

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  13. Great block - 'whirly twirly girly gig'

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  14. Lol! I like the name Suz suggested! But the first thing I thought of was a skirt twirling....so how about whirling dervish!

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  15. Mary, isn't that whirLynne dervish?!

    Hmm, Lily's Straws? maybe not.

    Lynne's split enz? Lily's spinnin' pins.

    Not one of my good days!

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  16. I love it!
    I will anxiously await the pdf!

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  17. Do you remember that game "pickup sticks"? That is what this reminds me of.

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  18. What a pretty block. The shape reminds me of a dandelion.

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  19. You have a lot of great suggestions and unfortunately I have none to add. I just like the design a whole lot.

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  20. I don't have a suggestion as to what to call it, but I sure like it. A tutorial would be nice!

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  21. Lily's Asterisk (or assterisk heehee)

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  22. It's Lily's Van de Graaff!

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  23. Watch out, here comes:

    Super Dragonfly!!!

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  24. "Stop Rockin'!" (ferris wheel)

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  25. I see the spokes of a wheel with this fabulous block. Would love the pdf to build my own. I see a bunch of these in boy colors!

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  26. OK another one:

    Fly-over

    (clutching at straws here: Lilly's straws! LOL)

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  27. how about 'whirly gig' like you said in your post?
    simple and suited....

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  28. how about X-rated windmills? The green X pops out at me, so that's the first thing I thought of.

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  29. If you follow Jen's advice and call it Cat Butt...I'll be forced to use it as a label on the back of my Charley Harper Big Ass Cat.

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  30. it's a poppy seed head - seen from above. Lovely too

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  31. Spillikins??
    looking forward to a tutorial....

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  32. I haven't read any of the 36 comments above, but the first thing that came to mind was from the song - Spinning wheels.

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  33. I'd say Spin to Win. Great square and would love the directions.

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  34. Oooh, I've just scrolled down and I like Pat's suggestion of spin to win! Asterisk is already taken, I guess, but that's what it looks like to me. Thanks for sharing Lynne, you are so generous with your original designs. This one is faboo, just like all the others!

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  35. Love it, so much movement. My GS calls things such as ceiling fans and helicopters "Round and Rounds" so that's what I thought of when I saw your design.

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  36. I like twirly thing and yes directions please.

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  37. My first thought was "Stuck on You" - it reminded me of colorful bandaids.

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  38. XOXX? 3 hugs & a kiss? Criss Cross Applesauce? (do you remember that game/saying? you draw the X on someone's back "criss cross" and then draw a circle around it? "applesauce"...)
    okay, fine. cat butt it is.

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  39. fantasbulous

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  40. Asterisk, gets my vote.

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  41. Dandelion - they are coming up all over my yard right now. Eek!

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  42. Makes me think of airplane propellers.

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  43. Reminds me of "puddle jumpers" - the maple seedlings you can spin with your fingers and make them fly.

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  44. I think it's a Sprocket!

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  45. Add a stem/leaves and it's a dandelion or zinnia!

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  46. Whirly Gig.

    It's gorgeous! Love the colors.

    :)

    Lisa

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  47. I think it looks like an attic fan. I love it!

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  48. windmills of my mind. what else (as George would say)?

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  49. I like the suggestion of Pick Up Sticks for the name. And I'd love a pdf pattern or a tutorial!

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  50. I like it!

    How about 'Cogs'.

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  51. I love this. I know I'm late to comment, but here's my name offering: Different Spokes for Different Folks. :)

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