Four more 14 inch Blazin' Hot blocks.
I didn't know the name of this block when I started making them so gave them the name Blazin' Hot since I saw that printed in one of the fabric pieces I used to make the first blocks. Of course this is just the gestation period so the name is subject to change until the quilt is finished (born).
I was inspired by a picture Audrey (Quilty Folk) posted of a vintage quilt in the Jim Tharpe collection that she saw when she went to a quilt show. You know you need a little love before you go making a quilt.
I'm not very clever at making quilt patterns but I've had enough quilting experience to figure out how to make a lot of blocks that inspire me. This was one of them.
I usually make a few blocks while I am inspired (the twinkle in the eye stage) so I don't forget about making a new quilt. At that time I was working with men's shirts from the thrift store making my kaleidoscope blocks so grabbed a few shirt parts (pistils) and a few florals (stamens) and made quilt blocks. Whoopee!! (Maybe that should be the quilt name).
Ok...no comments that shirt parts can be stamens and florals pistils. Maybe...but this is my story and it has been written.
And now there are 10.
I will add a sashing that's a little wider (maybe 3 inch???) between blocks like the inspiration quilt. I think I have the perfect piece for that - leftover quilt backing. I just need to figure out size of the quilt now. I like to give birth to big babies.
And to follow up on the block name... Dot (aka abelian who is a no-reply blogger so I couldn't say thanks) left me a comment saying the block name according to Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia #1911 is Buffalo Ridge by Nancy Cabot or Grandmother's Fancy. #1912 is Buffalo Ridge or Country Roads. I think the only difference between #1911 and #1912 is the whether or not the block sashing is the same size as the quilt sashing. Anyway...after I had a name I found the Country Roads pattern at Quilter's Cache if you want to make your own
Remember...inspiration, love, twinkle in the eye, important parts, whoopee, gestation. And someday a quilt is born that needs a name and tender loving care.