Monday, August 10, 2009

Name that Quilt

Last week kept me busy, although by looking here on my blog you probably couldn't tell. Here is one thing I made, some paper fabric.

paper fabric
I've been steadily working on my pink/cream quilt to get it finished. This next photo shows the back of the quilt. I thought I'd stitch my name on it. Here is just a little view of that. I will still put a label on the back in my usual manner with the title of the quilt, which I don't know as of yet. That's where you may be able to help, read below.

And this photo shows that I've added the binding to the quilt. Next up is the hanging sleeve.

As I mentioned above, I haven't named this quilt yet. Most of the time I have a difficult time coming up with a good name for my art, and every once in a while a name will just pop into my head like magic. Well this is one of those times that I am not having much luck. I have thought of one or two, but they just aren't thrilling me for some reason. So, here's what I propose...give me a name suggestion and permission to use it if I like it. If I choose your suggestion, I will send you a surprise goody package. Thanks for your help. Please be sure I have some way to contact you when you leave a comment. You can also email me if you prefer.

UPDATE 5:42 p.m. (central time): My magic has kicked in and I think I've thought of the perfect name. I really want to say though, that I've very much enjoyed all your ideas and thoughts. It's made for a wonderful day and I thank each and every one of you. Of course, you can still offer any name suggestions here on out if you so desire, because I may just draw a name from all those who played along and still send that goody package. I'll reveal my quilt name tomorrow.


  1. Love that paper fabric at the top of the post... those black circles remind me of olives somehow!

    What were you thinking about when you made the quilt with the two women? What kind of coffee or tea are they drinking? Are they eyeing each other suspiciously? Might help us think of a good name.

  2. oh I think you should name it "coffee with Sue"!

  3. It makes me think of a Mother and teenager sitting down to share a few minutes and then realizing that they haven't actually talked in a while and they are both thinking "Now what?"

  4. I can't decide if these two women are friends, acquaintances or just two people sharing a cafe table. They could be friends exchanging knowing glances at the sight of someone else who's just entered the room; acquaintances who don't like each other very much or strangers just wanting their own space. Their expressions don't give much away but on the other hand could speak volumes. Love how there's definitely something ambiguous about the scene which is how I came up with 'Thinly Veiled'.

  5. Terri.....I normally have a hard time naming quilts too. However, the first thing that comes to mind is "Should I Tell Her?" It looks like one of the girls is debating with herself whether or not to share a secret.

  6. Looks like "Girl Chat" to me. It's gorgeous, and it looks sizeable, too- how big is it? Such beautiful work, Terri.

  7. So, I see them gossiping in a fun way and I imagined these title to reflect their conversation.

    "You said what?"
    "Tell Me More"
    "You don't say"

  8. How about BFF...Best Friends Forever!

    auntie jude

  9. Okay, how about:
    Fully Caffeinated
    Coffee Shop Intrigue

  10. I've posted asking readers to help me come up with a name for quilts, and it has definitely helped me.

    Here are a few of my suggestions:

    - Lazy Afternoon
    - Just Us Girls
    - Hello, My Name Is...

  11. The Pink Mocha-cino Moment...

    Latte Daze...

    Coffee Klatch...

  12. Or...

    Pink Java Jargon

    Chai Girls

    Java Junction

  13. It's a Girl Thing

    Only Women Understand

    Now What?

  14. They remind me of two gals that are tired from work and on a break. So the title, "Break Time!" comes to mind.

  15. Hi Terri,

    Your ladies look like they might come from the Starbucks crowd. How 'bout, "Double Venti Iced Mocha Latte with a Shot of Hazlenut Blues"


  16. The paper fabric is beautiful!

    I studied your quilt first, before reading the other suggestions and "The Eyes Will Tell" came to mind, as there seems to be some tension in the scene and I kept going back to their eyes. I see lots of great suggestions above.

  17. I see a mother and daughter
    having a...

    "Silent Conversation".

    The quilt tells a lot... and you have wonderful comments above!

  18. It sounds like you've been busy! Your paper fabric is gorgeous! And thanks for sharing photos of the different stages of your work--it's really interesting to hear about your process :)

  19. "Me First"
    I have to agree with the other ladies - that they seem to be having a non-verbal conversation there...each one wondering if they should tell the other one...
    Should I go ahead and tell her...?
    love the quilting Terri!

  20. Here are a couple of ideas:
    I'll tell you my secret if you tell me yours!
    Between Friends
    Trust me
    The eyes tell the story
    Whatever you name it, I think it is wonderful!


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