Sunday, January 15, 2012

Art Quilt Needs a Name

I quilted my fingers off for 2 days straight and got my big flower quilt all quilted.   I used all these bobbins up plus 4 more.   Alot of colour on this quilt and I love it so much!   I took so much time and care in pinning it, and may I add pain.   The majority of the top is not cotton but canvas.   Let me tell you how hard that was to pin.  It took two solid hours and I had a massive blister that broke by the time I was done, but it was soo worth it.

This is just a small section of the back of the quilt.    I have to finish the centre and  attach it.  Don't you love my hand dyed fabric I am using?


I think the task I have the hardest time with is squaring it up.  I can get the sides cut in a straight line, but boy do  I ever have a heck of a time getting it to square up evenly.   

I went ahead and got all my binding ready.  I am using my hand dyed fabric to match the centre and cut a bunch of colourful strips and sewed them together, ready to go.


The name.   When entering quilts in shows, the first thing you have to record is the name of the quilt.   I don't know how other art quilters come up with their names.   For me, somewhere along the process of making the quilt, the name just comes to me.    

For this quilt, it was going to be a peacock tail until I went to applique it to the background, and then it turned into a flower.  So there went all my ideas regarding peacocks.   I am trying not to panic as I am very, very near the end and nothing is popping into my head.   Probably because it has only been a flower for 4 days, but I ALWAYS have a name by the end of the quilt.   I am so not freaking out!   (translates to:  I am totally freaking out)

Let's hope in the next day or two I have a mind blowing name experience=)

18 comments:

My Sweet Prairie said...

Bloomin' Peacock. : ) There - I've completely drawn a blank. I need to see the whole thing. : ) You could still use peacock, no? "Blooming". Simply blooming. What about that? I love single word titles. ; )
~Monika
sewing in Saskatoon

Miss McD said...

I thought Daphne Grigg's idea was great. She pointed to a name on a globe, or in an Atlas, and used the place name in name of the pattern. Maybe you could find a random method like that, to take the pressure off.

Mama Pea said...

Good job on the quilting! And, yes, I love your hand dyed fabrics. LOVE what you are doing for your binding! I like My Sweet Prairie's ideas....Or maybe Peacock Blooms?

The first thing that came to my mind was Flower Power. It will come to you as you are stitching and finishing. I know it will. Oh, yeah, and don't forget to add the wine. It will come!

Lynn said...

Peacock Flower? Hard to make good suggestions from only the little peaks you've given us so far.

Brooke said...

Here's hoping for some inspiration!!

Peg said...

Looks like it's a gorgeous quilt, with all those colors. How about something with 'rainbow' in it? I'm stumped too, without seeing the whole thing.

gpc said...

I am a new follower -- I found you at Lily Pad Quilting!

I am also new to the idea of actually quilting -- I signed up for a class!

Looking at the beautiful quilt back, I would call it Riding the Waves -- the spin on your 'flower' reminds me of the curl of water, too. But I like Blooming Peacock, if you want to keep the bird!

hueisei said...

Beautiful hand dyed fabric! Actually the name is okay, don't worry...

robin said...

Just stopping over from Lily Pad - I'm already your follower, and would love to win some fabric! Thanks!!! :)

gill said...

Just come over from lily pad! I'm already a follower and I love your flower tutorial - thanks!

Teri said...

Love your blog......I'm a new follower.I really like the flower tutorial al lily pad....

Lisa Cox said...

I'm a new follower.
I just love your blog. You are so creative.

Sallie said...

I'm already a follower. I'm coming from Lily Pad Quilting and would love to win some of your hand dyed fat quarters. Thanks!

Linda V said...

HI! I am a follower, here. Thanks for the giveaway at Lily Pad Quilting.

Margaret said...

Lily Pad Quilting sent me. I am a new follower. Love this quilt. I am no good at picking names. Not enough imagination I guess. Good luck finding one you like.

Janet said...

I like the Blooming Peacock idea.

James-Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK!
YOU'LL BE INSPIRED SOON!

Compliance Posters said...

Amazing! Stunning postcards i love it the first one reminds me about the pollo candy it has also a hole and the peacock i also love it because you choose fine colors.