Sunday, August 03, 2008

Hot Salsa Nights!

Remember this starry quilt? The one I started a while back before the summer lazies hit? Well, I've worked on more blocks this week. Yay, me! I decided maybe the push I needed would come from slapping a few up on the design wall to see if there really was going to be a star pattern emerge. By golly, I see stars! This is just 30 blocks but enough to believe it will, indeed, be a star quilt. As I was throwing these up, I couldn't stop singing, "Thirty blocks up on the wall, 30 blocks on the wall, take one down and pass it around..." I crack me up!

I have named this one "Hot Salsa Nights" due to the red-oranges and dark blues but also because I have been in a salsa-making frenzy lately so this kinda fits. I still have a heap o'blockmaking to do. There's a total of 118 blocks plus 44 partial border blocks. Then, of course, the fun of shopping for border fabric! I want to have it done by Christmas so I just might make it! Ssshhh...it will be a cozy-up quilt for DH.

18 comments:

Sunny said...

Looking good. I love the name. I have yet to name any of my quilts! LOL

dot said...

I have this pattern. I like you version. I wanted to make one of these but have not made it there yet. What inspiration.

Gail said...

Looks like a fun quilt, and shhh....its ok, your secret is safe with us!

Jacquie said...

nice and spicy...great name too!

Connie W said...

Looks great, Vera!

Teresa said...

I think its great - love the way the blocks go together. I am sure --- will love it come Christmas morning.

swooze said...

Very nice...those minutes add up quickly. Can't wait to see the finished object.

em's scrapbag said...

Great name for the quilt! Love it. I must get on my own salsa making spree as my boys think they can't get enough of it.

Su Bee said...

That combination of cool blues and screamin' hot red oranges is terrific. This is one I've wanted to do also but something's different about yours. I had to study it for a long time to see the white corners in alternating 9-patches.....nice touch!!

call me crazy said...

Oh I like your spicy version! The name fits with those oranges. :-) Looks like fun sewing! I love star quilts too.

paula, the quilter said...

Nice pattern. That orange reminds me of mango salsa.

peggy said...

Love your Hot Salsa Nights quilt!! I think the colors are perfect.

Your salsa recipe appears easy and tasty. I will have to give it a try.

Peggy

Elaine Adair said...

Cute! This is another perfect example of the original looking a little ordinary and your personal punch bringing it up to a much better quilt.

Karen said...

Very appropriate name. Were you counting quilt blocks or beer bottles? LOL!

Susan said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the Sister's Choice pattern, which is what this winds up looking like. Great colors, great name!

sewprimitive karen said...

What a good name and it looks so pretty. Ye gods, that's a lot of blocks, though. But you can do it!

julieQ said...

Such a very pretty quilt, and your name for it is the best!

Sharon said...

Your blocks look great! They're much more exciting than the photo on the original pattern. And that red-orange looks A LOT like your salsa! (which also looks very yummy!) How's the tomato harvest coming along? Any time left over to quilt??