Friday, July 18, 2014

Shweshwe Quilt Top is Done

I finished the Shweshwe quilt top!!  What a relief to have it finished.  The plan is to get it sandwiched and quilted over the weekend.

Shweshwe Quilt Top 

I don't name my quilts, but I think this one will be named.  I have no idea whatsoever what that name will be.  But I feel that since the fabric came all the way from South Africa (and it took a lot of searching to find the quilt shop) and contains 512 HST's, it deserves a name.

But the most exciting news of the week is that I met Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably.  My quilt guild, Mariners Quilt Guild (plus Mahone Bay Quilters Guild and Mayflower Quilters Guild), hosted Kaffe Fassett (and Brandon Mably) for "Life in Colour: An Evening with Kaffe Fassett Lecture and Book Signing."

I had the privilege to pick them up at the airport.  That was so exciting, and I'm still on a high that I met them and had a conversation.  The lecture was informative and engaging.  We're hoping to bring them back next year for a workshop.

Brandon Mably, me, and Kaffe Fassett at the book signing 

But even more importantly, Brandon liked my orange quilt!!!  That's correct, it doesn't have a name other than orange quilt.

We had quilts displayed around the lecture hall.  Brandon said he liked the orange quilt over there, that he hadn't seen one with all orange.  After the initial shock, I proudly said, it's mine.  And after the lecture, he showed it to Kaffe.   I make things that I enjoy and don't care what others think, but it was exciting that someone of that caliber liked one of my quilts.  Now I feel this quilt needs a name, but oddly, Orange Quilt, seems to be the only thing that keeps coming to me.

If you have any thoughts on what I should call my quilts, please let me know.  I'd love to hear how you go about naming your quilts.

Linking up with Adrienne over at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts for the monthly update to The Library Project.


  1. Beautiful quilts! I love your Shweshwe quilt top. It's beautiful! And looks perfect. Your Orange Quilt reminds me of a sunset so I'd name it Setting Sun Quilt. I usually name my quilts either the pattern name or a modification of it. I am going to be creating some quilts in the next couple of months so I'll be naming those hopefully :)

  2. Your Shweshwe quilt is awesome! Can't wait to see how you quilt it up. And your Orange Quilt is just wonderful. It's no wonder that it caught Brandon's eye. Lucky you to get time to spend talking with them. I went to the lecture in Amherst yesterday and really enjoyed. Only got to say hello and then Kaffe said he liked my bag. Was fun!

  3. Can't believe you really made 512 HSTs. That's a tonne of HSTs! I think some straight line quilting is in order for this one, but I'm sure we'll discuss that later today!

  4. Your top is just perfect! so many HSTs! But so worth it. I am so sorry to have missed Kaffe's visit, but I am so glad that you all had such a great time. And of course he loves your orange quilt, it is fabulous! Quilts names? They come as I am making a quilt, I end of referring to them as something and it just sticks. Sometimes they are not so original, sometimes epic! Ha!

  5. I love your Shweshwe quilt-it is fabulous and it is amazing that you made that many HST"s-fun that you were able to meet Kaffe Fasset. -as far as naming quilts, I don't ever really name mine. Guess I'm not very imaginative-naming my kids was the hardest thing ever, so likely will never name my quilts!!

  6. Very exciting! That must have been a fun meeting. I'm terrible at putting names on quilts too!

  7. The Shweshwe quilt is awesome! And so were Kaffe and Brandon. :-)


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