Living This Creative Life

I have two favorite quotes. The first one is by Emile Zola, "If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you that I came to live out loud". I don't know who the second one is by, but it goes like this, "If you're not living on the edge then you might as well jump". Both of these sentiments sum up my personal philosophy of this experience we call life on earth. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mystery Quilt


Hey Gang,
I finally finished this quilt I've been working on - one of the many reasons
why I haven't written on my blog as often as I'd like to!. I finished an art piece too. I'll show you a photo of it soon. I feel like I've got my mojo back - yee ha!
I'm really very pleased with this quilt. It's the first Queen sized one I've done in over a year. I love the hard graphic edge that the pieced blocks provide mixed with the wonderful, almost delicate Japanese prints in, lets admit it, such a weird, unexpected colorway! Left click on the image of the quilt to see it larger.


Now, it's up to you guys to name the pattern. I wrote about this little contest several weeks (maybe months) ago. Here are the guidelines for proposing a title;
  • I've posted a finished photo of the quilt - pick a title for the pattern and post it in the comments section of this entry. Include your first name (no last names please) and your email address.
  • Names sell patterns. Make it quirky, rhythmic and memorable. No more than three words please.
  • The quilt uses easy cuts from just three widths of fabric, 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/2" which create the five different small blocks that form the one large block.
  • Don't include information about the colors or fabrics used in the quilt top as lots of folks will use very different colors and fabrics in their version.
  • Two weeks after I post the photo of the finished quilt top, I will review all of the entries and choose a winner. The chosen title will be used in the published version of the pattern and the winner's name will be noted on the pattern. The winner will receive a free copy of the pattern along with a $25.00 gift certificate from Wild Heather Quilts or wildheatherdesigns.com.
  • You may enter as often as you like.
I hope to hear lots of great titles from all of you - Naming a quilt is a difficult thing! Naming a pattern you hope to sell tons of is even harder!

Till next time
Heather

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather!

How about "Dare To Be Square".

Yes, it is four words, but two of them are really short!

Cindy

ccl said...

Hi Heather

NEAT quilt. My suggestion:

"A Maze in Blocks"

Cathy

DCL7879@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Great Quilt Heather,

How about "Marked by Illusion"

The 3D effect used by adding the border material into the squares just said "Kaapow" when I enlarged the picture. Very cool!

Deni
denise@warpradio.com

Anonymous said...

hi heather,
how 'bout "Square Dance"

or "Rectangular Repertoire"


tori
tori_80132@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi again!

Second idea:

2
Square


Cindy
threadpainter20032003@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Opps! It was supposed to be


2
Square



(Square to the second power)

Anonymous said...

"IN THE FRAME"

IS THE BEST THAT MY TIRED BRAIN CAN COME UP WITH SO FAR.
(just got home from mystery quilt class)

STILL PONDERING ...
CAROLE
teabook@justaccord.org

Anonymous said...

I've thought of another one -

since french is more melodious than english, how about

"BOITE EN BOITE" (box in box)

or "BOITE DANS BOITE"

(I don't know how to put in the accent marks)

Carole
teabook@justaccord.org

denise said...

"Frame of Mind"

Anonymous said...

My name is Lois
email dell_jean@yahoo.com

May suggested name is

"MoJo Blocks"

Anonymous said...

Heather not sure if you received my suggestion for pattern name.

My name is Lois
email: dell-jean@yahoo.com

Suggestion: MoJo BLocks