Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! Have you picked up your copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 7 yet? All of the 100 Blocks issues (can you believe there are 7 so far, and we’re already working on 8!) are full of great designers and amazing blocks. Be sure to check out all of the designers who have blocks in Vol. 7.
I want to share a little bit about my block Engine Ready with you.
I used fabrics from Timeless Treasures for my block—mostly Soho solids and Sketch, along with a few batiks. My youngest son is a fire fighter, and I wanted to design a block incorporating something fire related. Our graphic designer Denise designed Rescue No. 1 for 100 Blocks, Volume 6 and that got me thinking.
I decided I wanted to show a fire truck in the station, all ready to roll. So I went online and looked for different images of fire trucks to see what the front of one looked like. I found that the fronts of fire trucks are all very different! Some have ladders on top.
Some were a little too old.
I was having a little trouble finding exactly what I wanted, until I was visiting with my 2-year-old grandson Parker. Uncle Tim had given him a fire truck for Christmas, and it was just what I was looking for.
This was the inspiration I was looking for to design my block. Sometimes inspiration comes when you least expect it! What inspires you?
Leave me a comment by Tuesday, May 21st at midnight about what inspires your quilt designs for a chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 7.
The winner is Linda Webster (comment #9)! Thank you for participating!