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Thread: names of quilts

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    names of quilts

    I have seen many quilts that I would love to make and thought it would be nice if you could let us know the name of the quilt, designed by or what book it is in.

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    This comes up once in a while. Yes it is nice to know the name and or designer. Some people list it and some don't, we can only wish.
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    That is a good idea in general, although some of us mainly do our own designs or traditional ones.

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    I have found that if you skim through the entire thread, it eventually gets posted.

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    many people when they make quilts (even if they follow a pattern) still give the quilt a name of their own---personalize it---seldom could you really find the pattern from the name a person gives their quilt- unless they designed the pattern and are trying to market it.
    i seldom use commercial patterns for a quilt- although i may incorporate some components (such as a stained glass block)in my quilt-
    even when i do use someone's pattern i put my own spin on it-
    the 'man-cave' quilt i posted pics of recently everyone has been ooohing & ahhhing over is named----'sunset at the cabin'
    doing a search of that would not find you anything close to my quilt-
    i don't think that is (uncommon)
    i generally don't put the name of the quilt on my post because then people do go looking for it & i wind up getting tons of messages - some even telling me i was (deceiving) or posted it WRONG because when they did a search they did not find it---
    so, i will more than likely seldom share the name i give a quilt- i guess when i do share the name i need to also stress in the post that searching for it will not be successful...
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    A lot of quilts do end up getting their name personalized. One example is the baby quilt I'm working on. It's a traditional Irish Chain design, but the squares are made up of 1 1/4 inch postage stamp squares and 3 1/2 inch solid squares. My squares result in the quilt not forming the traditional 12 inch blocks, the end up being 9 inch blocks. And certain fabrics in the quilt are sentimental, belonging to the baby's grandfather who has passed away. And including those fabrics resulted in the quilt having to be a "scrappy" quilt. Thus, when the quilt gets finished, and I do intend to post pictures of it, it's name will be altered. It will be __________________'s Irish Chain, or that's my intentions right now.

    Historically many diffrent quilt patterns were known by several diffrent names. I'm slightly obsessed with both quilting and history, so I spent months learning about the history of diffrent quilt patterns. It was both fascinating and enlightning.

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