Sunday, March 27, 2011

Design Wall Monday - so close to having the top done!!

Oh I was so close to finishing the top  for my husband's quilt and then, I ran out of green.  All I needed was 13 1.5 x 8.25 inch logs to get that baby done!!  But fell short and the quilt store was closed.  So  what did I do with the rest of my day?  It was certainly too cold here to go out and work in the yard.  You know the days are getting longer which is nice, but it's just not warming up here in the Midwest.  We need some Spring....Since it was so cold and I just needed some easy sewing, I cut the panels for a beautiful Bargello quilt. Ahhh, nice long straight lines.  And when the easy stuff was done I stopped.  I thought I had a pretty good sewing week.

Thanks to all who had suggestions for the border, most of you were with my husband.  He liked option 1and that's what I went with. He loved the comment about being majestic, he now wants me to refer to him as "his highness".  He's wonderful but that's not gonna happen!!

This is the first quilt that I actually want to name and label.  But I have no idea how to name it, and I really need to call it something besides "my husband's quilt".   I want something in the name to be about the compass because he is the greatest influence in the direction of my life and makes it so wonderful.   But then I draw a blank - my whole brain goes white.  Help!!!  Any suggestions for names??

Stop by Judy's  to see what everyone else has on their design wall.

20 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful quilt Sue. I can't offer up a name. I find they come to me while I am working on the quilt, so this may have to come from your heart.

    Your Bargello start is interesting - yes, I would say you have had a very productive sewing week(end).

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  2. It's stunning so far! I think you should play "majestic" or "higness" into the name with compass. Maybe, "The Compass of my heart for his Highness."

    Now, I'm sarcastic and so are my family members so that name would be humorous and personal to us. If you are thinking something that is a little more politically correct, I got nuttin. :D

    It's just a great quilt, though!

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  3. A compass is for direction.. So I think "Direct me Home"

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  4. His Majesty would be a good name and also make the hubby feel great...lol Lovely quilt, what a lot of work.

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  5. Your quilt is stunning. It certainly needs a label but I cannot think if a fitting name. Something grand I would think.

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  6. I love it. How about "King's Compass"?

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  7. Majestic indeed! Lucky man, getting a quilt with this much intricacy. I like King's Compass as Sue H suggested!

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  8. I would go with Majestic Compass. And it really is a most beautiful quilt.

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  9. A beautiful quilt with precise piecing. Well done.

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  10. Definitely deserving of a name and label. It is a beautiful quilt.

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  11. What a beautiful quilt - I like the name Gari suggested.

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  12. The word "news" is made from the compass points: north, east, west and south. Maybe you could incorporate the word "news" into the name.

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  13. Captain's Compass? It is simply fabulous!

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  14. Wow how wonderful to see your blog header and then to scroll down and see that quilt in progress, I'm hopeless at quilt names so can't join in that conversation sadly!

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  15. What an absolutely gorgeous quilt. Perhaps you could call the quilt "Compass that Guides Me." A play on this quote:

    "Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter."
    Brad Henry

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  16. Your compass quilt is beautiful.

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  17. How about "Guiding Light"? I thinks it's a lovely quilt.

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