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.
Judy Lee said it, they're my babies is why.
I think that by giving a quilt a name is sentimental, and gives a special meaning to the quilt if you made it for someone as a gift, or for your own use.
I have not made a quilt yet, but I plan on making quilts for all my grandchildren for graduation gifts. Each quilt will represent their dreams. I have a name for my granddaughter's quilt already pick out. I am naming it Maddie's Dreams.
my latest name is ,Find the Four Spiders Quilt,they are tiny...usually I have real trouble coming up with a good name
I think it's part of the creative process to name the quilts that we make! I love coming to the end of a project, making a quilt label, sewing it onto the back of my quilt and naming it for my quilt journal.
Kim in Canada
You know, when I first got into quilting it just struck me funny! I mean, some of those "names" sound like Romance Novels! Or Country Western songs, you know? So I got the giggles when one of my classmates asked what I was going to name MINE, which I always referred to as "my pet" - and I came up with "Spot". The next one was "Fluffy". I don't think of my quilts as one of my children, but I DO think of them as a pet, and so they are named ...... :D Right now I am working on a "Storm at Sea" quilt for my daughter, and yes, it will have a "heart" showing up in the design. I have seen many of these such quilts named "Heart of the Storm" "Safe Haven" and what not, but I got that song in my head while I worked on it that goes: "My love is deeper than the deepest ocean, wider than the sky.....' It was recorded in the mid 60s by Petula Clark, and yes, her nic-name is "Pet" - so I named the quilt "Petula"......
Oh yes, the actual question is "Why" - I don't know. I don't even know why I named my bike when I was 8 years old, but I did! However, I would like to know "Why" so many names ARE like Romance novels, and country western songs........ any answers to that one?
I believe it might have something to do with the fact that we LOVE our projects and we spend so much time with them that we start to think of them as more than just a blanket. We put so much of ourselves into our projects that they actually take on a life of their own. And every life deserves a name!! LOL
very good answer