May 8, 2015

Greetings gentle quilters!! It’s Wrap-up Day for the 100 Blocks Volume 11 blog tour! I hope you’ve been having a rollicking week visiting all of the designers. I’m so proud to have one of the 100 once again. This marks the 10th time for me, how very cool!!!

I’m Kay Mackenzie, a designer and author in Santa Cruz, California. My website is By Kay Mackenzie, which has all of my books and patterns on it, plus select notions for the appliqué enthusiast.

If this is your first time visiting my blog All About Appliqué, I’m so glad you’re here! You’ll find a wealth of information about all kinds of appliqué here on the blog, so take your time clicking around the categories, and use the keyword search as well.

Like many quilters, I love hearts, and hearts find their way into many of my designs. I also happen to love spirals, so for my latest block I combined the two.

Scroll Heart by Kay Mackenzie

The magazine gives instructions and templates for making the block using fusible appliqué. But I actually stitched this block by hand, using a combination of regular and reverse appliqué. It gives the scroll an inlaid look.

I used regular hand appliqué around the edge of the heart. For the scroll, I used reverse appliqué to open and stitch the red fabric, exposing an inserted piece of black underneath.

However which-a-way you like to appliqué, I hope you enjoy the block and all the other 99 fabulous and varied designs in Volume 11!

The editors of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks are sponsoring a giveaway of a copy of the magazine! If you’d like to enter to win, please leave a comment here on this post before 12:00 noon California time on Wednesday, May 13.

Good luck in the drawing, and remember that if you are subscribed to the blog by email, clicking “Reply” will not enter you in the drawing. Come to the blog on the internet and leave your comment at the bottom of the post. :)

Many thanks for your visit!
By Kay Mackenzie
Kay’s Etsy Shop


163 Responses to “My 10th block!”

  1. NancyB from Many LA on May 8th, 2015 12:22 am

    Your block is so pretty!

  2. Chris on May 8th, 2015 12:55 am

    Wonderful block, I love hearts.

  3. Anita on May 8th, 2015 12:57 am

    A gorgeous heart!

  4. Samantha G on May 8th, 2015 1:12 am

    Love a chance to win and love hearts! Daisy is DARLING! Hope she is a good girl…good luck with the puppy training thing!

  5. Ruth Cq on May 8th, 2015 2:23 am

    Pretty heart, Kay! I hope to win!

  6. Michele on May 8th, 2015 2:59 am

    Like your heart. Very pretty. When I first saw it, I thought the black was a narrow braid.

  7. Betsy on May 8th, 2015 3:00 am

    The blocks looks very unique Kay. Will you be offering a tutorial? I’d love to win the magazine

  8. Gill on May 8th, 2015 3:13 am

    Cute – I love hearts!

  9. Marcia Hoekstra on May 8th, 2015 3:43 am

    Great idea for a heart – I especially like the reverse applique idea.

  10. Heather J on May 8th, 2015 3:49 am

    love the appliqué design within the heart.

  11. Kathy on May 8th, 2015 3:50 am

    Kay your block looks great–I love hearts I really like applique but your block looks very difficult–congratulations on making the book and your 10th block.

  12. KT on May 8th, 2015 3:50 am

    Great block–love how you did the reverse applique!

  13. Martina on May 8th, 2015 4:00 am


  14. Dana Gaffney on May 8th, 2015 4:05 am

    I love the heart, the swirls make it dance.

  15. Diane on May 8th, 2015 4:17 am

    I’ve always wanted to try celtic applique. This would be a good way to get a feel for it.

  16. Marly on May 8th, 2015 4:21 am

    Lovely block, like all the others I’ve seen on the blog hop. The only time I tried reverse appliqué it was a disaster; it’s definitely time I tried again with good instructions! I’ll be back to check out your tutorials.

  17. Allison on May 8th, 2015 4:24 am

    Congratulations on your 10th block. And your newest block is just lovely.

  18. Doris MCCarty on May 8th, 2015 4:37 am

    I’m doing this! I love this idea. It’s an awesome design.

  19. Laura G on May 8th, 2015 4:38 am

    Just lovely, love the combination of regular and reverse applique.

  20. Sandi on May 8th, 2015 4:39 am

    Wonderful block and congrats for being published in this magazine 10 times. That’s awesome! Thanks for a chance to win.

  21. Mary Burn on May 8th, 2015 4:59 am

    Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

  22. Lisa Littlefield on May 8th, 2015 5:02 am

    I love this block. Thanks for the chance to win. Lisa

  23. Beth in TN on May 8th, 2015 5:08 am

    I’m not an appliquer, but this is an exceptionally pretty block!

  24. Debbie P on May 8th, 2015 5:26 am

    I love your block!! It is so creative and elegant! I will definitely use this for a project for my new grandbaby! :)

  25. Julie B on May 8th, 2015 5:27 am

    Love the reverse applique heart. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Jane on May 8th, 2015 5:28 am

    Love the reverse applique. This will be my block to give it a try.

  27. Jocelyn on May 8th, 2015 5:30 am

    What a great block! Love hearts. Thanks!

  28. Cyndy Knapp on May 8th, 2015 5:32 am

    I love the heart! The swirl just adds so much. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  29. Margaret Schindler on May 8th, 2015 5:35 am

    Love the block and that swirl does look inlaid. I cant wait to try it

  30. Neta on May 8th, 2015 5:36 am

    I am new to appliqué. Love your design. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Neta

  31. Lynn D in NC on May 8th, 2015 5:36 am

    I love applique and you always come through. Great block and I will be making it very soon. I was pleased to see the scroll was reverse applique, nice technique for it.

  32. Lauren aka Giddy99 on May 8th, 2015 5:41 am

    Lovely block; thanks for the chance!

  33. Laurie Kimmell on May 8th, 2015 5:43 am

    Simply love the appliqué heart …cant wait to try it !!!

  34. debbie Rhodes on May 8th, 2015 5:45 am

    Good morning. Love the heart. Lovely valentines pillow for my grand girls.

    Thanks for the chance to win

  35. terri on May 8th, 2015 5:57 am

    I love everything you do. Thanks for the chance to win

  36. Dee on May 8th, 2015 5:58 am

    You got to have hearts……love you block as always!

  37. Carol on May 8th, 2015 6:07 am

    Beautiful heart block!

  38. Barbara Rogers on May 8th, 2015 6:07 am

    Love your block! Thank you,

  39. Madeline on May 8th, 2015 6:10 am

    that sure is a lot of work, you must love applique.

  40. Judy on May 8th, 2015 6:12 am

    Congrats on your 10th block!What a thrill!

  41. Martha on May 8th, 2015 6:19 am

    Love the block!! Thanks for the chance to enter.

  42. Lee on May 8th, 2015 6:19 am

    Such a sweet Heart :) congrats and thank you!

  43. Cathy R on May 8th, 2015 6:19 am

    I adore hearts also. This block may get me into appliqué

  44. Mary K on May 8th, 2015 6:26 am

    Oh I love Quiltmaker Magazine. Am learning to applique better through my quilt guild, your block will be one I have to do :)

  45. Sandra Timmons on May 8th, 2015 6:29 am

    What a gorgeous block you have designed and shared with us. I love applique. It is such a delicate method. Thank you for being a part of the QM’s 100 Blocks,Volume 11, Blog Tour.

    Sandi Timmons

  46. JoyceLM on May 8th, 2015 6:31 am

    Gorgeous block – thanks for sharing.

  47. Cathy B on May 8th, 2015 6:43 am

    Love your block! Congratulations on having your block in the magazine!

  48. Debbie D on May 8th, 2015 6:49 am

    Stunning – it looks like a load of work but I bet it’s not that bad!

  49. Mary on May 8th, 2015 6:50 am

    10 out of 11 is awesome! I wonder if anyone has had a block in all 11?
    Your block is wonderful. I can’t imagine how you did that reverse applique on those tiny pieces. It reminds me of a mola that my son brought me from Panama.

  50. Beth Brown on May 8th, 2015 6:56 am

    I would love to win! Applique is something that I continue to work on. I love it :)


  51. Quiltmouse on May 8th, 2015 6:57 am

    I am a tester for QM and really enjoyed testing your block! It was a bit of a challenge for me as I’m not that practiced in appliqué. I would have loved to look over your shoulder as you created this and learned how you did the turned edge/reverse appliqué. I’m showing my version of your block on my blog today.

  52. Rhoda Forbes on May 8th, 2015 6:58 am

    Love applique, and love your heart block . Your book cover is wonderful can only imagine the beauty inside the cover.

  53. Barbara Bailey on May 8th, 2015 6:58 am

    I love hearts in quilts, just shows a bit of love.

  54. Karen in Breezy Point on May 8th, 2015 7:14 am

    I’ve done a bit of reverse applique–this would be a fun challenge!

  55. Meg on May 8th, 2015 7:15 am

    I love the spiral!

  56. Janet Frank on May 8th, 2015 7:24 am

    Congrats on making it 10 times! Very cute block!

  57. Sandy Curtis on May 8th, 2015 7:24 am

    I like your heart, the spiral is a nice touch

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  59. Susan Samson on May 8th, 2015 7:37 am

    I absolutely love this block!

  60. Emilee on May 8th, 2015 7:42 am

    This has been such a fun blog hop, so many fun blocks! Thanks for a chance to win & congrats on your block design!

  61. LizzieL on May 8th, 2015 7:43 am

    I love this block and love to reverse applique. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  62. Lee Ann L. on May 8th, 2015 8:02 am

    This is the cutest heart block I’ve seen in a long time.

  63. Claire on May 8th, 2015 8:09 am

    Your block design is great and what alot of fun this week!

  64. Deborah DeBerry on May 8th, 2015 8:10 am

    The heart is beautiful! I have never tried reverse applique before, but it needs to happen soon.

  65. Debby E on May 8th, 2015 8:10 am

    Oh I love your block! I don’t do much applique but I’d love to give this a try! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  66. liz on May 8th, 2015 8:16 am

    Your block is delightful.

  67. Rhonda D on May 8th, 2015 8:25 am

    I love hearts!

  68. Lia on May 8th, 2015 8:30 am

    Hi Kay,

    I really like your teapot quilt, It’s inspiring!
    It would be nice to win, thank you for the opportunity.
    Kind regards,

  69. Jane Sanders on May 8th, 2015 8:35 am

    I love blocks that combine techniques. Very cool.

  70. Arlette on May 8th, 2015 8:48 am

    Congrats for your tenth time!!!!!, your heart’s really beautiful!!!

  71. Sandy A in St. Louis on May 8th, 2015 8:49 am

    I have been wanting to try reverse applique. This looks like a block I would want to try that on!

  72. Loris Mills on May 8th, 2015 8:55 am

    What a great design extra with the reverse applique! Your block is lovely! Thank you for joining in with another block this issue. I love seeing them!

  73. Wanda on May 8th, 2015 9:13 am

    What a lovely block. This is the block I will try reverse applique on. Thanks for the chance to win.

  74. Melody Lutz on May 8th, 2015 9:14 am

    Oh wow. Darling block, got to try reverse applique – I love needle turn applique – so this hopefully won’t be a big stretch to learn!

  75. usairdoll on May 8th, 2015 9:24 am

    What a darling heart! I love needle turn and starch appliqué. I’d love to learn reverse appliqué one day. Congratulations on having your block chosen.

    Awesome giveaway!


  76. Margaret Andrews on May 8th, 2015 9:37 am

    What a cute block! The scrolling work makes it a delight. 10 times in the 100 blocks…congratulations! It makes every one of those magazines special to have your block in it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  77. CindyM in Oregon on May 8th, 2015 9:41 am

    Wow. I love the reverse applique heart. Maybe a batik underneath. Thanks!

  78. Kris S in WI on May 8th, 2015 9:58 am

    I like your heart design. It is very graphic and modern. Using reverse appliqué is very clever.

  79. Vivian on May 8th, 2015 10:19 am

    Wow, another new and interesting design! I’ve made a few hearts both pieced and applique but hadn’t thought about embellishing one with a design. Maybe this is my chance to take a stab at trying reverse applique.

  80. Rebecca Schmitt on May 8th, 2015 10:35 am

    I have never tried reverse applique before…this looks like the perfect block to try it on!

  81. Emily C on May 8th, 2015 10:35 am

    How pretty. I love the black inlay.

  82. Bonnie F on May 8th, 2015 10:39 am

    I love the black and red heart. I think I might try the reverse applique method. It might even be easier than hand applique.

  83. Deborah B. on May 8th, 2015 10:44 am

    I think your block looks stunning.

  84. BillieBee on May 8th, 2015 10:46 am

    Love the block…wonderful.

  85. Jennifer Padden on May 8th, 2015 10:51 am

    Such beauty in simplicity! Love the block and thanks for the opportunity to win.

  86. Quilting Tangent on May 8th, 2015 10:55 am

    Congratulations on your pretty heart block.

  87. Terri on May 8th, 2015 10:58 am

    Reverse applique on a curve – wow. I need to try that! Congratulations on being in 10 of 11 volumes of the most inspiring quilt magazine of all!

  88. Avon on May 8th, 2015 11:02 am

    Glad I found you. I love appliqué and would love to win also

  89. Deirdre on May 8th, 2015 11:25 am

    Love your block, especially the reverse applique!

  90. Evie H on May 8th, 2015 11:36 am

    I love applique, and your block is lovely. Such precise working of the reverse applique.

  91. Pat Evans on May 8th, 2015 11:52 am

    Love hearts but don’t do much applique. I don’t seem to have a talent for it. Probably need more practice.

  92. Mrs. Plum on May 8th, 2015 12:02 pm

    I like your reverse appliqué a lot. Very pretty design. And, like you, I would do it by hand as well.

  93. Andee in aZ on May 8th, 2015 12:08 pm

    Thanks for the chance!

  94. Glenda Sanford on May 8th, 2015 12:14 pm

    Love the heart block! Adding the swirl just added to the design. Love it!

  95. Caryn S on May 8th, 2015 12:14 pm

    Your heart block is beautiful!

  96. Lori Smanski on May 8th, 2015 12:19 pm

    congrats your block is so pretty some day I will be able to learn to machine applique right now it is all by hand

  97. kathy L on May 8th, 2015 12:29 pm

    Your blocks are always the best!

  98. Donna Joy on May 8th, 2015 1:00 pm

    Reverse applique is something for me to learn as it looks amazing in your scrolls on that lovely heart.

  99. Naoma on May 8th, 2015 1:40 pm

    I really like your block. I have not done a lot of applique but what I have I enjoyed it. I hope to try your block

  100. Auntie Clark on May 8th, 2015 2:01 pm

    Beautiful heart block!

  101. Renata on May 8th, 2015 2:04 pm

    Very nice block

  102. Debbie {Blue.Ridge.Girl} on May 8th, 2015 2:04 pm

    Scroll Heart is so dainty! I’ve tried a bit of hand applique and really enjoy it, but I’ve not tried reverse applique yet. This might just be the block to get me started :o) Thank you so much for hosting an opportunity to win a Volume 11 issue!

  103. Annie on May 8th, 2015 2:12 pm

    I don’t do a lot of applique, but I like the idea of the reverse applique swirl with the heart.

  104. Cecilia on May 8th, 2015 2:33 pm

    Gorgeous heart block! I haven’t tried reverse appliqué, but it is on my list of techniques to try.

  105. Dawn on May 8th, 2015 3:05 pm

    Great block design but I must congratulate you on having 10 blocks profiled at one time or another in this magazine! How exciting for you! Thank you for not only sharing your many talents with us during those times but also throughout the year! It is greatly appreciated!!
    array-dawn at cox dot net

  106. Brooke on May 8th, 2015 3:41 pm

    Lovely block! I love the scroll design on the heart.

  107. Marian Allen on May 8th, 2015 3:41 pm

    Congratulations on block number 10! Love the heart

  108. Darlene on May 8th, 2015 3:56 pm

    Very unusual heart. I like it. Love your babies, too.

  109. Jill on May 8th, 2015 3:56 pm

    I love the way you have put the spiral on the heart!

  110. Liz Engman on May 8th, 2015 4:11 pm

    Charming block with an unexpected colorway. This could be a good way to ease into reverse applique–only a few corners.

  111. Kathy h on May 8th, 2015 4:19 pm

    I love hearts too and the inlaid scroll work is beautiful.

  112. Brenda E. on May 8th, 2015 5:08 pm

    I have never tried reverse applique, I may have to come back if I decide to attempt with this block. So simple yet classy!

  113. Bonnie on May 8th, 2015 5:51 pm

    What a lovely block! The spirals and heart go so well together.

  114. Bridget on May 8th, 2015 5:54 pm

    Great block, I love the colors you chose, it looks so dramatic.

  115. Jeanne in Ohio on May 8th, 2015 6:28 pm

    Yours is one of the best heart blocks I’ve ever seen.

  116. wendy on May 8th, 2015 6:38 pm

    Great block. I love hearts and spirals.

  117. Deb G. in VA on May 8th, 2015 6:50 pm

    I love your scroll heart! Congrats on 10 blocks!

  118. Janet T on May 8th, 2015 6:51 pm

    Great block and great site. I have bookmarked it for later.

  119. Amy on May 8th, 2015 6:55 pm

    What a pretty block. I think I could applique this one…

  120. Loriann on May 8th, 2015 6:58 pm

    Wouldn’t this be lovely repeated in a table runner!

  121. Lavonna Campbell on May 8th, 2015 7:13 pm

    Such a beautiful heart block. I would love to be a winner!

  122. Pamela R on May 8th, 2015 7:21 pm

    Can’t wait to try it! Hope I win a copy….

  123. Annmarie on May 8th, 2015 7:30 pm

    Very unique heart. Love it! Love that cute Daisy in your last post too!!!

  124. Joy on May 8th, 2015 7:32 pm

    Very romantic heart. Love the scrolls.

  125. Verna on May 8th, 2015 7:35 pm

    I love applique–what a nice block!

  126. Debbie St.Germain on May 8th, 2015 7:37 pm

    I really love how you did the reverse appliqué and something I would like to try with designs like this.


  127. Nancy A: on May 8th, 2015 7:51 pm

    Love your block. I have never done reverse applique but think your block would be a good one to try it on.

  128. Rachell Reilly on May 8th, 2015 8:23 pm

    I love it! I would do bias tape fusible, Celtic-style.

  129. Barb K. on May 8th, 2015 8:24 pm

    Your Applique book looks very pretty–and your Heart block is too!

  130. Susan the farm quilter on May 8th, 2015 8:27 pm

    What a totally cool heart!!! I love it!!!!!

  131. Julie in WA on May 8th, 2015 8:44 pm

    A very pretty heart with scroll work. I would love to see it tone on tone, with the scroll being a bit darker shade than the heart.

  132. Nancy Roraback on May 8th, 2015 9:21 pm

    Very pretty block!

  133. Pat V. on May 8th, 2015 9:52 pm

    Lovely, unique block. Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

  134. Cathey Self on May 8th, 2015 10:00 pm

    Your heart with spirals idea is brilliant. Thanks for a great design.

  135. Bella on May 8th, 2015 10:20 pm

    I’ve not yet tried applique, so your sample heart and scroll look intimating to me. I guess I’ll have to try it to see!

  136. Judy on May 8th, 2015 10:29 pm

    Beautiful block! I find reverse applique to be very interesting but I have never tried it. Your block makes me want to try it.

  137. stanleybeagle on May 8th, 2015 10:42 pm

    love your block!

  138. Ellee on May 8th, 2015 10:44 pm

    Your heart is so graceful!

  139. Nicole Sender on May 8th, 2015 11:04 pm

    Love your heart block!

  140. marta on May 8th, 2015 11:34 pm

    what a cute heart,thank you….marta

  141. Christine on May 8th, 2015 11:37 pm

    Love your block!

  142. ELIZAJANE on May 9th, 2015 12:26 am

    Love your heart, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of 100 blocks

  143. Lisa Marie on May 9th, 2015 2:51 am

    This block is lovely! I love swirls too — I’ve got lots of fabric with swirly designs but hadn’t thought to applique swirls, I think I’ll try that!

  144. Kathy on May 9th, 2015 2:52 am

    Hand works is not my forte, but the detail on your block is gorgeous. It is deceptive at first – looking so simple. Thank you for the details of your efforts. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  145. Patricia Cash on May 9th, 2015 4:05 am

    Pretty heart. Thanks for the give away.

  146. Anne Cowan on May 9th, 2015 5:26 am

    I love this applique block! Hearts are awesome!!

  147. Diantha Howard on May 9th, 2015 7:22 am

    Cool block! I love the look of the reverse applique.

  148. Elizabeth Porter on May 9th, 2015 8:33 am

    Always like hearts.

  149. Johanna Lovering on May 9th, 2015 9:07 am

    Love using hearts in a quilt!

  150. Donna W on May 9th, 2015 9:41 am

    What an adorable block!!!!

  151. Kathy on May 9th, 2015 12:02 pm

    I haven’t tried reverse applique in years, but your block tempts me.

  152. Marie on May 9th, 2015 2:51 pm

    What a great applique resource. I’m definitely coming back to visit. Congratulations on such a cute block

  153. Jen B on May 9th, 2015 4:55 pm

    Lovely block, I’ve never tried reverse appliqué.

  154. Cindy K on May 9th, 2015 4:55 pm

    Your heart block is so very pretty.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  155. Karen Thurn on May 9th, 2015 8:52 pm

    Wow! Very talented to have ten blocks published in the magazine through the years. Love the heart block.

  156. Liz Sumner on May 9th, 2015 11:01 pm

    I like it, it has a celtic feel to it

  157. Janey Cook on May 10th, 2015 6:01 am

    Wonderful. You must have considerable patience!
    My husband has several molas he received while working with the Kuna Indians in Panama. They use the same technique and primary colors and they are all gorgeous like your heart! Thanks for sharing!

  158. Diane O on May 10th, 2015 10:46 am

    Very cute block, love the heart and spiral together! Diane

  159. Kathy g in nc on May 10th, 2015 12:43 pm

    OMG it is lovely😍🐇🎶 who does not adore hearts😍🎶. I would LOVE to be able to have Any of your publication’s. CONGRATS😇😇😍😇😍

  160. Deb on May 10th, 2015 7:22 pm


  161. Donna Minter on May 10th, 2015 7:44 pm

    Love your block. I have your applique book, but have not used it yet.

  162. Robin on May 10th, 2015 11:12 pm

    Just love your heart block.

  163. Angie in SoCal on May 11th, 2015 9:38 am

    Congrats on your 10th block. After the teapots, this is my favorite block. Will go to the top of my keeper list. Thank you, Kay.