Saturday, October 03, 2009

Return to Quilty Content

Oh, it's been about two years now, since we did the swap. The rules were nine inch star blocks using creamy background and only brown and aqua for the stars.

Participants knocked themselves out. The blocks were drop-dead gorgeous, I thought. I intended to get right on them.

And somehow, they languished on a cupboard shelf.

In September when I was putting Melanie Wilkes together, I was looking for some kind of a leader-ender to alternate Mellie with.

And the stars came to mind. Mellie got finished, and they nearly did. And today I put together the last rows. Yes, that's the trusty husband/design wall back on the job.

Any thoughts on a name, friends?


15 comments:

floribunda... aka Julie said...

No ideas for a name, but beautiful blocks and lovely quilt! Was that done in the "other" group? Let me know if you ever have openings...

Anonymous said...

I suppose "Like Water for Chocolate" has been used. Gorgeous quilt!!
Sue

Amy said...

I'm not sure where all the blocks came from in the swaop, but maybe "Stars Across the Water?" They are lovely, and your quilt top is gorgeous.

quiltmom said...

HI Nancy,
Lovely star quilt - How about Blue Stars over the Earth or the Earth and the Stars or Star Shine... Can you tell that I live with an amateur astronomer???

The blocks are very pretty and it will be a lovely quilt. I look forward to seeing how you will finish it.

Regards,
Anna

kdmade said...

When you name your child Stella, people who know another Stella become VERY excited to tell you that they know another Stella. Yesterday, someone told me that they had friends who named their daughter Stella Blue. Could work here, no?

GARI said...

The top is beautiful and your quilt holder is looking good, too.

peggy said...

LOVE how you set the blocks Nancily. I still have mine sitting on a shelf waiting for inspiration to hit :)
I may have to copy you :)
Peggy

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous! How about "Teal Appeal". I like names that rhyme :)

QuiltingFitzy said...

I'd Trade the Sky for Chocolate.

Heaven & Earth. (Blue sky, stars, earthy brown)

Great job! I really like this group effort, and the colors are wonderful.

Pat Deck said...

STELLAR!!! A veritable teal constellation. Estrella is Star in Spanish.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's loverly! Sandy beaches and turquoise waters comes to mind. Glad to see that Joe's modeling career is going strong, he's so good at it!

*karendianne. said...

What a spectacular quilt. I'm totally taken with this one, Nancy. Whoa my friend. A total zapper!!! The ladies really did knock themselves out. This is how a swap is really supposed to be. Gosh. Somebody stop me! That's my contribution to the name: "Somebody Stop Me!" because I'm melting over this one.

anne bebbington said...

Lovely quilt - the turquoise and sand colours remind me of the gorgeous sand pictures I saw on my visit to the States in 1991 - I failed to bring one home and regretted it the minute I touched down in England - the shop had lots of Native American silver and turquoise jewellery too - because of this I'd name it Navaho Stars

Leslie said...

Seems like the name suggestions include water and stars in one form or another. Stars over Atlantis came to my mind, includes some of the magic. :)

Chookyblue...... said...

nice sampler quilt....