100 Blocks Vol. 6: Rescue No. 1

Today is a special day! The latest issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks is officially on sale!

QMMS 120024 COVER 500 shadow1 100 Blocks Vol. 6: Rescue No. 1You can purchase your very own print copy here or for those who can’t wait for it to be delivered, you can purchase a digital PDF version here!

We hope you had a great time last week during our 100 Blocks designer blog tour. Today we continue unveiling blocks designed by the Quiltmaker staff. Here is my block from Volume 6 – a super cute fire engine, named Rescue No. 1! I just love it. I’m envisioning a whole fleet of vehicles down the road.


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Rescue No. 1

As “Mom” to a 12-year-old son, I often try to design more “boy-like” quilts since they seem harder to come by, so a truck block seemed like obvious choice this time. You may remember my skateboard quilt, Kickflip, which appeared in Quiltmaker May/June ’12 – another great pattern for the young man in your life. My son loves it on his bed.

Rescue No.1 does have it’s share of patches in it, however, the piecing goes together very easily. Take a look at this cutting list!

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I got into a wee bit of trouble around here because my pattern takes up more than the allotted half page – whoops!   icon wink 100 Blocks Vol. 6: Rescue No. 1    The rest of the assembly diagrams are on another page because there wasn’t enough room – but it was too cute to try to simplify it! It helps that I “know people,” ya know?

So for stopping by our Quilty Pleasures blog today, you have an opportunity to win a complimentary copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6 and a much-coveted 100 Blocks mug!

Vol6 mug1 100 Blocks Vol. 6: Rescue No. 1Leave a comment here by midnight MST tonight (11/13/12)  giving a suggestion for my next vehicle block and you will be entered to win. One random winner will be chosen. Good luck! The randomly picked winner is comment #50 Debra Neiman. Congratulations!

About Denise Starck

I am the Graphic Designer for Quiltmaker. I really love what I do and being able to combine my two passions, graphic design and quilting, into every day is fantastic! I've been quilting for over 14 years and enjoy all types of quilting.
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171 Responses to 100 Blocks Vol. 6: Rescue No. 1

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  2. Karyn says:

    Just wanted to let you know I LOVE the fire truck. my husband is a Medic/FF and I’ll totally be using this for our kids…would love to see a rescue/ambulance too :) Thank you!

  3. dawn dennie says:

    how about a cement truck.

  4. Judy MacLeod says:

    A dump truck or dump truck with “pup” would be an awesome block for a boy, or an 18 wheeler. My husband drives a truck and saves the “trading cards” from the weigh scales for me to send to my grandson, and he loves collecting the cards with pictures of big trucks on them.

  5. Hueisei says:

    A bicycle?? Or a tricycle??

  6. Nancy says:

    How about a dump trunk or a cement mixer? I too had boys and often wished that there were more male oriented fabrics and quilts made for them. They are teenagers now, and at times I struggle with patterns and fabrics that don’t look too feminine.

  7. E. Engman says:

    Dump truck, or even a construction crane–it could be lifting all different kinds of things.

  8. Judith says:

    In keeping with the rescue theme, I’d suggest a helicopter. The kids get really excited when they see one of the coastguard rescue helicopters in action.

  9. What about a schoolbus? You could even have little people in the windows.. Can’t wait to see the magazine!

  10. How about a helicopter, I think that would be a fun one for boys.


  11. Chris P says:

    The fire engine is really clever. I’d suggest a tank or personnel carrier, something military for the kids of those serving. On the other side of things an ambulance or police car maybe a helicopter. I know what ever you come up with it will be darling. Thank you for a chance to win.

  12. jmniffer says:

    I would like to see a police car. A quilt with all vehicles is a wonderful idea!

  13. Jamie says:

    I love your fire engine block. I would love to see a police car next. Thank you for thinking about those of use looking for quilts for the boys in our lives.

  14. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I would love to see a tractor or old fashioned wagon.


  15. Jacqueline From Pitt Meadows, BC says:

    How about a front end loader? My son used to love playing with his!

  16. MoeWest says:

    I think a jeep/dune buggy with the roll bars on top would be fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Judy A says:

    Cute little red fire truck!
    A yellow school bus may be cute! (But that may be long on the cutting list,too!)
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  18. Tammy Hempel says:

    A backhoe would be a good block or any road grader, tractor ect. I think the bucket truck is really cute!! This block is on my to do list for sure!! he he

  19. Debbie Rhodes says:

    Really neat… my daughter is a police officer you need to do one of those next!!!!!! LOL

  20. Linda Felter says:

    I am so happy to find this block. My son n law is a fireman. My son also but right now is in the army. His son loves to go with his Uncle to the fire station (when they do get to come home to visit)to see the trucks. this will be a block my grandson will love. And we will have to make one for Uncle Jake to use at the fire station.

  21. Madeline says:

    I have a hubby who is a big truck driver (18 wheels) I have yet to see a really good truck block.

  22. LinH says:

    I have a boy that would really love these vehicle ideas…. keep them coming.

  23. Nancy Pilger says:

    Cute have a grandson due in March. Would make a great baby quilt. Ambulance always go well with fire trucks.

  24. Kay says:

    Both my husband and son cherish their first Tonka dump truck. So I think it has to be a dump truck. Although you can’t go wrong with a tractor, either. Thanks for the chance to win and for designing boy-friendly blocks.

  25. leanne says:

    thanks for the chance to win this fabulous magazine – I’d love to see a dozer truck block – boys just love moving things about so I think that would be great !

  26. Diana M says:

    I think a tractor block would be adorable.

  27. Judy1522 says:

    Cute fire engine block. I would suggest a scoop like the ones used in construction for your next block.

  28. Janet says:

    I would love to have a tractor block.

  29. Gwen W says:

    For the teen-age set: how about a pizza delivery vehicle?

  30. Darla says:

    Love this!! I have been looking for a ‘fireman’ block for my 5 yr old nephew. His daddy also my baby brother is a rescue EMS firefighter. This will go nicely with the ‘fireman’ bed of his.

  31. Andee in AZ says:

    Your block is very cute, but I don’t think I will be attempting it any time soon! Thanks for the chance!

  32. Rachell R says:

    I agree with requests for EMS helicopters, and steam engines. I love the school bus idea!

    I love the fire truck! As a firefighter’s wife and quilter, and mother of two little guys, I’m always looking for fire trucks and boy quilts. I’m almost ready to cut out the quilt I’m making for my husband’s bed at the fire station.

  33. Carol says:

    Ice cream truck would be cute.

  34. DianeY says:

    My son always loved Dump Trucks so I think that should be next!

  35. Claudia says:

    Does any one ever make an ambulance or police car, maybe with a K-9 hanging out the window? Our mayor wants to do a First Responders’ thank you similar to a QOV event next 9/11.

  36. JanetB says:

    I think it should be a wrecker… like Mater in the movie Cars. (Thanks for the opportunity to win.)

  37. Annaleena says:

    My brother’s two-year old boy likes tractors. So I suggest a tractor.

  38. Patty Moffitt says:

    I think a tractor would be great for all the “farmer” boys!

  39. Gloria Bruce says:

    I think little boys love construction vehicles. Anythng with wheels is a go for them.

  40. Gloria Bruce says:


  41. Colette says:

    Being that we live on a small farm a tractor, combine, or thresher block would be cute!

  42. Allison says:

    Tow truck (or is that wrecker?) – the vehicles used to tow away cars!! Always thought they were awesome trucks!!!

  43. Linda says:


  44. Julie A. B. says:

    tow trucks, motorcycles and semi trucks. thanks.

  45. Beth Brown says:

    I made a truck quilt for my son – started it when he was two, finished when he was 11. He really liked the bulldozer blocks and the dumptruck. There was also a skidloader that he really liked too!

  46. MarciaW says:

    A John Deere tractor or Caterpillar bull dozer

  47. Jan G. says:

    Love the tractor idea and the police car. Cute block, and thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Lori Smanski says:

    i love your firetruck.
    Hmm how about a covered wagon

  49. Valerie Brown says:

    I’d like to see a military tank or vehicle.

  50. Jan G. says:

    I love the tractor idea and the police car!! Cute block, and thanks for the chance to win!!

  51. Pamela Reim says:

    Well all the little boys I know just love construction vehicles–back hoe, tractor, dump trucks so that would be my suggestion.

  52. ANGELA BARGER says:

    A fire Rescue ambulance. one of the big ambulances not the regular small van types a true Fire Department Response Unit to go with the Ladder truck :)

  53. Sandra Timmons says:

    My Mom lives in Jamestown, CA. Her house is across from the Sierra Railroad and there is always a train giving rides. We have a great newphew in the family now and he just loves the train. He wants to take a walk to see the Train. How about designing a pieces train block for him and for all the other boys. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Sandi T.

  54. Margaret Andrews says:

    I love the fire truck. Perhaps a garbage truck…For many people they are a vital part of their daily life and my grandson would love it. Thank you.

  55. Dawn Hollingsworth says:

    I am thinking of 3 different vehicles: 1) Police car; 2) Hum V; 3) Amulance :) Thank for another chance to win! :)

  56. Debbie H says:

    How about a tank or a military Hummer. thanks

  57. Gill says:

    I love the fire engine!
    My boys were always tractor mad so how about a tractor or other farm vehicle next!

  58. Cindy says:

    I vote for a dump truck or front loader. Boys really like heavy equipment. Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. Shirley in Canada says:

    How about a yellow checkered taxi cab!!
    Thans for the give away!

  60. Brandy says:

    My 2 year old nephew loves tow trucks! It would be so fun to make him a little boy quilt with these blocks. Thanks for the chance to win the lovley mug.

  61. Anne C. says:

    How about a car. Using various colors and prints, the car could be made into a police car, a taxicab, a race car, or even a showstopping sports car.

  62. Raewyn says:

    As a farming girl I would have to throw in a tractor next, but perhaps a police car would suit the theme, or maybe a slow old school bus getting in the way of the fire engine?!

  63. Amy says:

    I think a recycling truck would be good.

  64. Diana Cruz says:

    An Ambulance would be my choice for the next one.

  65. Bonnie H. says:

    Cute block! A school bus would be great.

  66. Mary Kastner says:

    What about a green tractor? Thanks for the chance to win!


  67. Wilma says:

    A bright yellow school bus, of course!
    It could even have little faces in all the windows.
    I would love to win this awesome 100 Blocks volume!
    I spend all my free time making quilts.

  68. Susie McKinney says:

    Mine would be a yellow dump truck!

  69. Mary Flynn says:

    If you stick to rescue vehicles I’d say a police car or ambulance. For variety mix it up with a police helicopter.

  70. Eva says:

    A cute block, what boy would not love to have a quilt with a collection of vehicles. How about a piece of farm equipment. Love this tour and appreciate each and ever quilter who submitted a block. I so want this magazine as well.

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