I have a name in mind early on for most of the fabric work I create. But not always. I am sewing down facing on the latest piece I quilted and still haven’t come up with a good name.
It is the love child of two earlier quilts, “Vertigo” and “Staircase.” The latter isn’t quilted yet, but is next in my queue.
I’ve thought of Split pea leftovers, Which way, and Thataway; but none really grabs me. So, I ask for your suggestions in hopes that fresh eyes will discern better possibilities. I can’t promise to choose one of your ideas, but I can promise new ideas will lead to a fitting title.
I’m linking to Off The Wall Fridays.
36 responses to “This Quilt Needs A Name”
The left side makes me think of the architecture of a steel or iron beamed bridge, and on the left the buoys, piers, and channel markers in a river or estuary… so maybe a name that includes a waterway or a bridge near you?
Maybe Facets? The left reminds me of an exploding diamond or perhaps a four dimensional cube, both of which has lots of faces and views.
Nice suggestion. Thanks.
The quilt is beautiful. I first thought of ‘Shattered” when I saw it.
Thanks. I like Shattered, too, but I recently made a quilt with that name so to avoid confusion I won’t choose it again.
I very much like the movement of the piece. Does it change the balance if you rotate 90 degrees clockwise? You have certainly sparked interest with your name dilemma! Similar to Diane’s “Fracture” idea I keep thinking of Fragments … Diamond Fragments? Step Fragments or Fragmented Steps (referencing the Staircase “parent”)?
Rotating the quilt isn’t a change for the better, but it’s always good to try options. Thanks for your suggestions. I’m reaching the point where I have names for as yet unmade quilts.
I’ve just realised that your quilt ‘Vertigo’ looks like another London iconic building which everyone calls The Gherkin. You’ll see why if you have a look. Maybe that’s why The Shard occurred to me when I looked at your unnamed quilt.
Must admit I am enjoying following this thread. You certainly have some good suggestions and maybe a whole new series of quilts will follow.
I see what you mean. Maybe it was that pond scum green color that made you think of the Gherkin. Apparently my subconscious was channeling London architecture as I haven’t been to London since those buildings went up. I am overwhelmed with great choices for a name. Don’t know if a series will ensue as I think I’m all out of the fabrics I used and I am on a mission to use what I have.
Interesting, one of my thoughts was also Diamonds in the Rough. However, I see the large section on the right as a traffic light and the quilt does feel like an urban landscape. So, ultimately I am suggesting Look Both Ways. Fascinating piece that does have me looking right, left and back again.
What a clever suggestion, thanks. An early idea I had was Yield, as the triangles reminded me of highway signs.
And my late contribution to the name game–City Limits ’cause to me it looks like urban space moving out into the country. Have fun making a choice!
I just love all the suggestions I’ve gotten. It’s making me see more in my quilt than I did. Thanks for your suggestion.
My first thought was Rough Cuts. Second was Cut to the Chase – reminds me of crazy adventure films chase scenes. Really like others that have been posted – Urban Facets and Shards. It’s a great piece.
Thanks for the kind words. I just watched an early Buster Keaton movie and can relate to your comment about movie chase scenes.
How about Twilight Zone as not sure which way is up?
Neither am I, and I had better make up my mind before I sew on a hanging sleeve. Thanks for your suggestion.
I give up. I tried posting my suggestion multiple times and it didn’t work. Operator error, Im sure. Anyway my suggestions are Falling Up and Fractured or Fractures or some other form of fracture.
Really enjoyed seeing you yesterday,
I thought I posted one earlier too, then thought it was so bad Snarky removed it, LOL. Trying again… Abstract Paths
Ann, I never edit out comments unless they are obviously bot generated or filled with hate and invective, which has never happened. Maybe some temporary WordPress glitch? Thanks for the suggestion.
It was great to see you after way too long. Thanks for your suggestions. I just posted a test comment and didn’t run into issues, so I don’t know if WordPress is messing with the comments function. Up to now I’ve not heard of problems posting comments, but if someone found they couldn’t, then I wouldn’t have.
The two names which it elicited from me were Urban Facets and then Shards, and I see I am in good company with Mary Jackson!
Thanks Textile Ranger. It reminded me of The Shard building in London which is all glass and pointy bits. Google it and you will see what I mean. I’m English by the way!
Totally see it. thanks.
I’ve looked up photos of the Shard and can see how that would be appropriate. Thanks.
“Prisms”? “La Soupe de Louvre”? It made me think of that pyramidal structure there.
In which case La Soupe de Pei. Thanks.
Or maybe the third dimension? Thanks.
Art in the Park jumped into my mind as soon as I saw your new piece. Reminds me of a sculpture park. I love it!
Sculpture park, like Grounds for Sculpture. Thanks.
The pieces do look like they’re broken off. Thanks.
Diamonds in the rough. Rebecca Chianese
Plays well to the quilt’s shapes. Thanks