Thursday, August 27, 2015

I Need a Name for My Pinwheel Quilt!

Saturday Morning Update: 

I am leaning towards something with Sunrise or Sunset in the name.  

Another suggestion on Facebook was  "Grandmama's Windmolen".  I am thinking "Grandmama's Sunrise Windmolen" and combining the name suggestions.

Why that name "Grandmama's Sunrise Windmolen"?  

It is orange - color of my business logo and the color of the Netherlands where my Grandson was born.

The pinwheel looks like a windmill, and my Grandson is Dutch and the pinwheel design came from a customer.

And it's mine --- me --- I'm a Grandmama!

I have been quilting for customers since 2003 and every morning I wake to colorful quilts! Makes it very easy to get up to a sunrise of quilts awaiting my quilting! I love my job!

I was inspired by a pinwheel quilt block that a customer shared with me that her mother made. I love it! It reminds me of the pinwheels on a stick from when I was a little girl.

I selected orange from the Cherrywood Fabric this month's Focus Through the Prism Project Quilting Challenge. 

Even though it is bright orange --- it looked kind of blah to me, so I decided to quilt it with "Thread Painting".  I selected five quilting thread colors, but I only used four of them.

Because I cut up the batik fabric, it cut up the flowers in it.

I made them whole flowers with my Thread Painting.

The first color I quilted with is named Zinnia.

The second color is Begonia.

Next I quilted with Poinciana Red.

Love how the red made the flowers pop!

The fourth quilting thread was Canary Yellow.

I added a black binding.

I am very very pleased with the results of the Thread Painting, but I do not have a name for my quilt.

The backside of the quilt looks cool too!

Any suggestions on a name?

I am linking this up over at Persimons Dreams for the Focus Through the Prism Project Quilting Challenge for this month.  It is a series of 7 quilts and this is the 4th one of 7. 

Check out all the information and join in the fun of being inspired to create through Project Quilting.

Enjoy your day!



VickiT said...

You have done a lot of work on the quilting of this Marcia. It looks just awesome! I'm sorry, I have no ideas for a name. That is definitely not my strong suit. My own children are lucky they weren't named 1, 2, and 3. LOL

Really love the quilting on the flowers the way you've done it.
Great job Marcia!

Michele said...

I love it too. The shapes remind me of sunflowers so how about Sunflower Sunrise?

Valerie said...

Pinwheel and Posies

Unknown said...

Garden Pinwheel

Kathy E. said...

Simply gorgeous in every way!
I'm thinking the name "Summer Sunset" would be fitting.

Chantal said...

Gorgeous! You did an amazing job at making this simple quilt pop with the quilting. It sings! Love it. I am inspired to say : Sunrise Breeze. Congrats on this gorgeous finish.

Karen M said...

Wow! This is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your process to the completed project. Love, love, love it!

Mel said...

The quilting is beautiful...especially with all the different threads. Just gorgeous!!