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lady_ogma@yahoo.com posted on Mon, May 16 2011 7:03 PM

I have to ask - why do we name quilts? And have you noticed how often the names and the quilts do not seem to have any connection at all? I can understand if someone creates a new quilt block it needs a name so that we all know what it is, but naming quilts is a puzzle to me.

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I did a french braid quilt and set it with white and green stripes (sounds strange but it is geogeous!!)  I call it my French Garden quilt.  It looks like paths throught the floral braids and I'll quilt it that way with flowers vines and leaves.  thats why we name quilts, as you work, the name sometimes comes to you.

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Annie replied on Mon, May 16 2011 7:26 PM

I have never named a quilt, I think in part because i have used other people's patterns and figured they already had a name, but I think I will name mine from now on.  Sounds like fun. 

Now that I have finally been shown how to up load pictures I will share my works in progress.

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I am working on my first french braid quilt.  I will now definitely have to think up a name for it.

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Ginny replied on Mon, May 16 2011 8:00 PM

I like that QuiltDaddy,  I feel like a piece of my heart goes with every quilt that I make.  I feel so attached to them, that sometimes it is difficult to give them away.   So, I just send them with love and hope their owner likes them as well as I did.

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Annie:
I have never named a quilt, I think in part because i have used other people's patterns and figured they already had a name
 

I like to take the name the designer gave to the pattern and put my personal twist on it.  After all, I chose different fabrics than the designer and possibly made some adjustments to the pattern and chose my own quilting motif, so it becomes something very personal to me.


On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)

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Annie replied on Mon, May 16 2011 10:12 PM

I agree Quilt Daddy, Funny how we can feel so passionate about the quilts in progress but can gladly give them away so easily to loving and appreciative people.

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I did a watercolor Irish Chain Quilt that I used 9 different fabrics.  I called the quilt " Find the Kitties" because one of the fabrics had cats hiding throughout a garden.  My family got a laugh out of the name.  My husband thought I should reference how long it took me to complete the quilt:)  His suggestion,"  The Forever Quilt".

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Non quilters have no real sense of time.

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They have no sense of time nor appreciation for the find art of collecting stash!

Alice, Roanoke, VA

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to true. ***sigh*** Its a burden that quilters have to bear.  the slow glazing of the eyes of someone you are happily explaining your new project to, the blank incomprehension as you triumphantly hold up a great deal in fabric, the love in our eyes when we pet our quilts.  They just don't get it. i feel sorry for them.  Of course, I do the same thing when my husband talks about his plane.  At lease I try to stay awake.

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Oh Vivian,

You have to hear about airplanes?  I know seven different ways of rewiring a fishing boat.  When I have X's over my eyes and blood coming out of my ears, it's time to stop.  But I listen because it is very important to him and he is the absolute best.  One day, though, he is going to hear the whole process of quilt building and I mean from fabric selecting to binding.  He will never know it is a pay back and he will listen patiently and when I see the X's over his eyes and the blood trickle down his neck I will tack on one more minute, just 'cuz I can. 

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He, he, he ,he,  not payback, SHARING. 

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That's called Scrollsawing at my house!  He's even got me helping him pick out the wood colors for his projects!  LOL!

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