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Thread: Quilt Names

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    Back when I started to really focus on making quilts, I was told you should alway name your quilts, So I alway name my quilts, Was someone just pulling my leg?

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    NOPE :lol:

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    I've never heard that I should name my quilts. I guess I'll have to start now. What's the reason for naming them.

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    Names are pretty important. I think they add life to the quilt and make it more personal.

    I used the "lover's knot" quilt pattern for a friend's daughter's high school graduation quilt. I liked the pattern but not the name. (Don't want to give freshmen college girls ideas!) So I renamed the quilt "Student Study Knot". :P
    A few years later I made a black and white quilt with hot pink accents. That quilt was named "Good and Plenty".

    Sometimes my quilts get named for the pattern I'm using, "Tennessee Waltz". Other times something occurs while I'm making the quilt that creates a unique name for the quilt, such as "Big Yellow". And still other quilts are just named for the recipient, "Susy's Quilt" for example. You get the idea.

    I'll be thinking of a name for the quilt while I'm working on it. Some quilts names are easy and others not so! Bottom line I have as much fun naming the quilts as making them.

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    I've always signed and dated them but never named them. Never heard that one before.

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    I had never heard of this either, Vicki. I'll have to start thinking about it. When I do my quilt label it always has the name of the pattern, my name and date completed. It's always fun to see new ideas on things like this!!
    Gay

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    I have always put the name of the prson it is going to, my name and the date, but will add more next time. :)

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    I made a quilt using a flying geese pattern. All fabric came from walmart dollar table. I named it cheap bird LOL It was 100 per cent cotton quilting fabric. It prewashed very well.

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    Howz about the name "Birdies go Cheep, Cheap, Cheep"?
    :wink:

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    Love it.........lol :lol: :lol: :-P ;-)

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    One very corny thought...

    Our quilts become our 'children' while we work on them, all the love we put into them, the care of finding them a good home, etc. Well, we name our children so we should name our quilts. How else will people know which quilt we're talking about? :mrgreen:

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    I name mine... in fact. I always put a label on them with the name, my name, date and a Bible verse.. and sometimes I will put the recipient's name if the quilt is a gift. Barb C

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    I have always put the name of the prson it is going to, my name and the date, but will add more next time. :)
    question.. is that 'person' or 'prison'?

    time in san quentin.. I mean tim in san jose

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    I've decided to name mine Fred.


    All of them.


    tim in san jose

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    you and George

    :wink:

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    When I made my first quilt, I decided I was going to do the whole naming of the quilt thing. Of course, it was my first...and well a lot of words were used in making it. So, I simply named it "four letter words". When I made my second, I realized that alot of the same words were being used only a little louder. And I couldn't name every quilt the same thing, so I've given up on the naming of the quilts. I still use the words :roll: but I'm saying them much quieter now.

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    I know those words.

    "Oh, you sweet little point, why didn't you match up with the other cute little point?"
    "Time to rip another darling little seam out! Tra-la, tra-la."
    "That beautiful little piece of fabric didn't go the direction it was supposed to go. Oh, my!"
    Those words?
    :mrgreen:

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    Oh my Yvonne, WHAT is in your coffee? I've never heard those kind of words coming from a sewing room in my life.LOL
    kathy

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    You should hear some of my "darlin" little four letter words! :D Enough to make a sailor blush. I just hope my neighbors can't hear me! They'd call the word police or quilt plice or both. LOL

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    I once did a mystery quilt while staying in the Denver area of Colorado. I went over to Harriet Hargraves shop and went thru the clearance fabric to purchase what I needed. That quilt became known as Harriet's Clearance. :lol:

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