Saturday, March 16, 2013

Name This Quilt!

Still considering a new name! Contest is still open if you have any thoughts. Been on the road so haven't had a chance to slow down enough to get some votes from my fellow teachers. Love everything I've heard so far!

I need help. My fellow teachers at the Sewing Expo feel that the name of this quilt project is just not doing it justice. I have called it Arrowheads and they think it is "ho hum." Do you have any ideas?
Pink & Cream Batik Arrowheads Quilt
This is an awesome class and students begin with just two 8" strips (one of each color). The pattern comes with two multi-sized acrylic triangle templates which create magic with a rotary cutter. Voila! Sew, slice, sew again, slice again and then you have the block. No waste whatsover. Not even little snippets!

Here it is in a multi-color and black/white background print:

Arrowheads Quilt in multi-colored blenders
I have several other renditions (when you teach a class often, you have a LOT of samples). One of my friends suggested Egyptian Pyramids. That's in the running.

Send me your comments. I need help (did I already say that?) If I select your pattern name for this quilt I will send you the pattern and template set (retail: $20) as a prize.

I'm currently in the Tampa Airport writing this post and when I get home I will upload better pictures of these quilts. Until then, put your thinking caps on!


76 comments:

  1. My name suggestion is Saltwater Taffy. I am really interested ito see the method you used.

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  2. Reminds me of stick-tights. Those are the things that cling to your socks when you walk through a field. I think Velcro was based on the nuisance.

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  3. Love it and the fact that there is no waste! Pink Pedal Pushers!

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  4. Arizona Risers, because it reminds me of Southwestern design.

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    1. I like that name and agree! Clever!

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  5. Cotton Candy, that's what it makes me think of, whether its pink or rainbow colored. Pretty quilts, enjoy your flight.

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  6. They remind me of Aztec Temples, so that's what I'd call it.

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  7. Japanese lanterns was my first thought

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  8. Spinning tops come to mind. Very pretty!

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  9. Stack-able Mountians. It reminds me of the children's stackable rings toy. It also reminds me of mountains for some reason. good luck coming up with a name. cw

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  10. Diamonds in the rough, Staggering Hills, Tumbling Beads, Neverending Steps, Geometric Beehive, Candied Crystals, Color Stack, Aztec Diamonds, and Diamond Ridge.

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  11. Iriquois Stars, Pueblo Staircase, Southwest Shimmer

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  12. Or Hanging Lanterns? Luminaria? Flying Lanterns? Paper Lanterns? Sky Lanterns? The Magic Lantern? Wish Lanterns or Make A Wish Lanterns? Carolina Lanterns? Brilliance? Illumination? Incandescence? Glow? Shine?

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  13. Cathedral Beads? Facets? String of beads?

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  14. It is a great looking pattern. It reminds me of a piece of Taffy.
    I,d call it --Sweet Taffy.

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  15. Gem Cave. AS the design name needs to not necessarily reflect the colours it is made in. I think both colourways here look like Spinning Gems (There you go another name)

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  16. It looks sort of Topsy Turvy to me! Love it in the pinks!

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  17. I thought of this before I saw the above comment - "Topsy Turvy Lanterns" is my choice of a name.

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  18. I instantly thought of Spindles when I saw the pink quilt and then when I saw the multi colored blenders I was certain! If this were my design I would name it 'Dancing with Spindles'.

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  19. Bouncing Top or Tipsy Top? Very pretty.

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  20. I agree with the ladies the design certainly looks like lanterns. So for the multiple coloured quilt "It's Party Time Lanterns".
    The Pink one "Strawberry Night Lanterns Quilt" Perhaps something like that. I hope this helps. julie714@adam.com.au

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  21. Remember the toy in the 60s u pulled the strings straight out to spin the toy in the middle? This reminded me of that. How about "Whirligig"!

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  22. I thought of Carnation Splendor.

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  23. Pink Pyramids
    Lil Indian Girl

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  24. I'm thinking 'Hard Candy Mix' fits it to a T!! Lovely quilt, thank you for the nice giveaway! Ani in NC

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  25. What about "Lanterns alight". Just a thought. Take care.

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  26. first thing that came to mind for me was "Taffy Candy". Love the pattern. It would be interesting to see how they are made.

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  27. These look like the musical squeeze boxes, so my suggestion is "Concertina".

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    1. My Grandmother had a Concertina!! Not many people know what those are, except those who are "our age". grin

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  28. What about Facets as both 1/2 of the block is the same. I to would like to know the measurements of the block.

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  29. I wish my pictures look as good as yours =)
    Mirror Image or Sea of Lanterns.

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  30. My first thought was that they looked like Candy Wrappers. After seeing the second version, I thought of Party Lanterns. Fun quilt!

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  31. Looks like pincones to me. What about pink pine cones or pine cones in spring or pine cone on parade?

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  32. Spirit Earth. Lots of reasons why.

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  33. My suggestion is Navajo Dreams. Really neat pattern, Debby!

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  34. Sliced Jellies for those Jelly Candy slices in different flavors. YUMMY quilt and YUMMY candies!!

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  35. I immediately thought of CUPID'S ARROW when I saw the pink one. Very pretty.

    Linda

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  36. I think you should call it Voila!

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  37. I love that pink quilt. I am usually not a pink person but I think it is so pretty. I would call it pink accordion as it reminds me of when my kids were little and they would pleat some paper and pretend they were accordions.

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  38. What about Exploding Arrowheads?

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  39. I see Arizona sky and canyons, Southwest Vista. Also I see stacked cupcakes, so Too many Cupcakes

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  40. Cute pattern. Love the pink one. I would call it magic candy.

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  41. Hi!!! I think it is very pretty!!! I would call it Little Pinkie Fou Fou!!! Maybe I have got to much Easter stuff on the brain right now!!!!

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  42. I'd call the first one Rose Crystals...or BIlly Crystal (I kid!) then the second multicolor would be Everlasting...(short for Everlasting Gobstoppers from Willy Wonka movie. Looks like the candy everyone was after at the end).

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  43. What about Magic Lanterns? Thanks for the chance to win.

    wigglypup2@yahoo.com

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  44. It makes me think of that person who has the perfect house and you walk into their Dining Room and the table is set with the dishes all neatly stacked as if they are having a formal dinner tonight. However you know it's always like that and no dinner is planned anytime soon. Don't you just "hate" those people or secretly envy them. Maybe that's why I don't have a Dining Room. So how about Stacked Plates or something like that.

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  45. The quilt reminded me of a top so "Topsy Turvy!"

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  46. Those lovely colours remind me of a sunset so how about "Navaho Sunset"

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  47. To me they look like the tops that you played with as a kid that whistled as they spun-- so how about twistling tops?

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  48. Since the end "arrows" point toward the middle how about me me in the middle? Beautiful quilt and you are so talented, can i be you when i grow up? Lol babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  49. Hi Debby.I was thinking about Topsy turvy, but someone else has already said that so how about Whirlwind? They remind me of spinning tops.

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  50. I have no idea why, but the second I saw it, I thought, "Kissing Gouramis." So that's my suggestion. =)

    dezertsuz at gmail

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    1. wow I looked at it and topsy turvy came immmediately to my mind!! I see others thought the same :) That is my idea.....
      Vickie.vanat hotmail.com

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  51. I like western sunset as a name especially for the pink and cream.

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  52. The quilt reminds me of a favorite treat my grandparents would bring us from Atlantic City-SALTWATER TAFFY. That's what I would name that mouthwatering quilt!

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  53. I think of clover, don't know why but they remind me of the clover flowers.

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  54. I think "Pure Magic" is perfect.

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  55. Apache steps? Arrow half hexies? Hexies on the move? East meets west? Western lanterns? Indian stonehenge? babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  56. Happy trails? Arrow pass? Arrow path? babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  57. Arrow pass? Arrow path? Spearhead trail? Arrow steps? Arrow head trail? Oppisites attract? Magnetic attraction? Push me pull you? babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  58. I was in your class in Atlanta, and I just hung this quilt above my antique dresser. I LOVE IT! It reminds me of the pyramid in Chichen-Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula, so I'll name it....
    MAYAN MAJESTY.

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  59. Reminds me of pineapples. Maybe "Pining for Apples".

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  60. I would call it Jewels and Baubles.

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  61. I would call it Jewels and Baubles.

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