February 17, 2016

Blackford's Beauty

Blackford's Beauty quilt block image © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com
Blackford's Beauty quilt block
I was trying to find out the what or who was the inspiration for the quilt block Blackford's Beauty and so far, I have not found it. So, I'm throwing this out there for anyone to give me the details. Any helpers?

Blackford's Beauty is one of those interesting blocks (at least to me) as it creates secondary patterns when you place it in your quilt in different ways. I just love secondary patterns. You get a surprise when you start playing around with placement of your blocks. This sample quilt illustration shows you what I mean.

This nine patch quilt block has lots of parts, but none of them are difficult. Squares, rectangles and a few flying geese units are all the parts.

And speaking of beauty ...

Blackford's Beauty quilt image © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com
Blackford's Beauty quilt

  • "People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within."
    ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  • "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
    ~ Helen Keller

  • "Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love."
    ~ Rabindranath Tagore

    and then there is the conceit of some people ...

  • "I am a thing of beauty."
    ~ Frank Sinatra

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