After starting my blog and becoming engrossed in the whole blogging community, I quickly saw that people love to name their quilts. I know it makes perfect sense, as referring to a quilt as “that yellow and blue quilt I made for Grandma last year” isn’t the most creative of names.
Once I decided that I needed to name my quilts as well, I realized that it’s not very easy! It seems to me that some people have a talent for picking out interesting names, and I am not one of them! For instance, the names I pick for my quilts tend to be boring stuff like “Sarah’s Quilt” or “Picnic Quilt” or something similar and boring. But there was one time I tried to be clever….I had just designed this quilt for Empty Bobbin Sewing Studios, but we couldn’t think of a name….
I knew I wanted a creative, masculine name so I suggested “Jock Strap”….not sure why Shea (the owner of Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio) didn’t like it…..hmm. So we decided on Bleachers. I guess I should save my creativity for my quilting!
Since it’s so hard for me to pick out names, I have a great appreciation for those who can! Some of my favorite quilt-namers include Emily Cier of Carolina Patchworks. She always has interesting names, like Quilt-o-matic:
So these quilts lead me to ask the question, how do you pick names for your quilts? I think I may always be hopeless when it comes to picking out names, but maybe….just maybe….with a little help, I can get it together!
In the meantime….Quilt Fearlessly!