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Contest — NTQP No. 009

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That would be Name This Quilt Pattern.  The working name for this one?  Love Potion #9.  No, seriously.  I love it and it’s pattern No. 009.

So the contest is simple, name the pattern and win the pattern.

Simple rules…

1. No names having to do with the fabrics used.
2. No proper names (The Anna Quilt).
3. Silly names are ok (just not Love Potion #9).
4. Subtitles are ok (Off Your Rocker/Wacky Log Cabin Quilt).
5. If I like two and combine them into a title/subtitle both submitters will get a pattern.
6. Is this like the worst idea ever?  Should I just go delete this post?

Contest will close Monday (2/2) night.  The pattern is written, edited and tested — it’s just waiting for me to finish the quilt for the cover.

So the quilt?  This is the proof-of-concept quilt.  The final quilt will be in the same fabrics, just bigger (6×6 instead of 3×3).  This is just the quilt top – no quilting or binding yet.

And a little detail:

So that’s that!  Both quilts and the pattern will be in the shop next week.  There will be a couple days inbetween the contest closing and the pattern being ready to mail but I’ll mail it  out as soon as it’s ready!

34 thoughts on “Contest — NTQP No. 009”

  1. Jeri says:

    Hanging Garden?
    A Tisket, A Tasket, A Flowerbox Basket?

    However, I can’t sew. 😀

  2. Kim says:

    How about My Garden Window
    Window to My Garden

  3. Natys says:

    – All year spring
    – spring window

    Is a really happy quilt

  4. Dee says:

    Garden View or Enchanted Garden

    Its beautiful!

  5. Rachael says:

    How about these two:
    Inside Looking Out (or Outside Looking In)
    Double Pane Windows

  6. Heather says:

    Darn, I was going to choose “Emily’s Garden” since you said that this quilt was more you than any other you’ve ever made.
    But I’m going to go with “Raised Beds” When I look at the quilt it reminds me of a garden (obviously) and the boxes remind me of raised beds in a garden. It’s kind of also a play on words seeing that quilts can go on beds.
    O.k.- that’s it ♥

  7. Michelle says:

    All Squared, Are we Squared Yet?

    This quilt reminds me of a piece of Shaker styled furnishings. Here in the midwest, we have many bungelows that have bookcases and windows that encase or frame a fireplace. Your quilt reminds me of that in many ways. It is lovely.

  8. abby says:

    How about Mirrored windows? it looks like i am looking in reflecting mirrors…

  9. John says:

    I love naming contests! I’ll probably check back in as I think of more, but here’s one to start:

    Growing Panes

  10. Tammy says:

    Window Vision or Square Power.
    How about Square Geometrics – anyway it’s a beautiful pattern and quilt.
    Like the other names too. Can’t wait for the pattern to be in your shop – I have the perfect scraps to make it.

  11. Sean says:

    I can’t believe the economic downturn is so bad that you have to downsize your free marketing department in favor of (free) outsourcing! That’s fine, I’ll just go find some other non-paying job…

  12. Karen says:

    My first thought was “Panes of Pain.” It looks difficult . . . but beautiful!! It’s gorgeous, and I’ll most likely buy the pattern if I don’t win it! You’re so talented; I always look forward to what you come up with next!

  13. ginger says:

    Wow! I really love this pattern, and would make it right away if I won it!

    With the fabrics you chose, the first thing that popped in my mind was an English cottage garden, and the pattern even makes me think of a maze, like the kind you find in British gardens, so my title would be The Cottage Maze Quilt or something to that effect. You already have a quilt with garden in the title, or I might have included that.

  14. Alice says:

    This is my favorite pattern that you have created so far. The fabrics you used are lovely. I’ve got a few names to suggest:
    Antique Windows
    Through the Looking Glass
    Formal Garden
    Exploded Squares

  15. Julianna says:

    English Garden
    Garden Trellis

  16. Nevis says:

    Taliesin (it’s the name of Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio…and the pattern reminds me of his work).

  17. Lynn says:

    How about Village Square?
    The fabric reminds me of descriptions of English Gardens in books that belonged to my mother.

  18. jessi says:

    Garden View

    Garden Glimpse

    Wild Windows

    White Windows

    Window Squares

    Log Cabin Windows

    Glass squares

    Glass Windows

    subtitle for any – see the world through a quilt

  19. biggi says:

    How about Hopscotch Garden?

  20. Allison says:

    Rose-Colored Glasses

    Beautiful work, Emily.

  21. Tiffany says:

    “Grid Illusion”

    first thing I thought of when I saw it

  22. Melissa says:

    It’s Hip to be Squared

  23. Holly says:

    Wow, I must be the only person that didn’t see gardens when I saw your beautiful quilt. The first thing I thought of was ‘this looks like a roadmap’. I live in Philly and all the streets are built off a centralized square (city hall). So I was thinking…

    ‘ Town Square’

    or you could call it your ‘proof-of-concept’ quilt, like you stated, that sounds fun too!

    Either way your work is amazing! =)

  24. Amanda says:

    My first thought was “A Window to the Garden.”

    It’s so pretty!

  25. John says:

    How about …
    … Widening Windows?
    … The Wright Stuff?
    … Notting Hill?
    … Arts & Crafts & Lots of Laughs?
    … Down the Rabbit Hole?

  26. Emily says:

    How about “Flower Patch”? But if I’m being completely honest, I really like the name suggested by Kim (comment #2): “Garden Window”

  27. Jessi says:

    Window View

    Room with a View (not sure if your can name it after a novel, but here’s to trying)

  28. Kat says:

    I like John’s “down the rabbit hole”!

    My suggestions:
    *Square to Nowhere
    *Castle Keep

  29. Kristin says:

    How about Kaleidoscope of Windows?

    I was also thinking about Room with a View which I see on the list above.

  30. Alex Galvan says:

    Wow, those are some great names.. A few that come to mind for me are:
    Flower boxes
    Squared Gardens
    Special Squares
    Bountiful Squares
    Spring in bloom
    Pandora’s box

    Cant wait to see what you pick.. Love the quilt!

  31. Vynidra says:

    The first name that popped in my head: Rose garden

  32. Julie says:

    Beautiful! When I saw the pattern I instantly thought of windows… and I guess a lot of people had the same idea. As for names, I also thought of:

    ** Window Panes (or Window Pains – although it doesn’t look like too painful a pattern!) 🙂

    ** Window to the Soul / Window to the Quilter’s Soul

    I hope I’m not repeating what’s been said as there are a lot of great ideas already posted. How are you ever going to choose?

  33. debbie says:

    It’s fun to be square.

  34. Corey says:

    Bordered Bliss
    Borderline Bliss
    Borderline Beauty
    Bordered Beauty
    Border Lined Garden

    The quilt is gorgeous–have fun deciding!!

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