Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What should this piece be named?

This piece was the start of one of those "What if I do this?" where I took an entire yard of a batik, cut the whole thing into those diamond shapes and then started playing on the design wall.
The black is a whole cloth, with the diamond shapes cut out. The diamond batik is not a whole cloth...the batik did not have radiating circles of color; I arranged the diamonds to look like that.

The 'color wave' was mostly determined by how many diamonds I had of each color and if they gradated into another color, lots of green, hardly any red. There's lots of orange leftover too, but it never flowed into the other colors.
Only the outer rim of bright green developed that optical illusion of a line travelling through the ring of color. (Humph, should have been the orange and it could have been "My ring of fire".)
My grand idea of trying the fusible thread in the bobbin for part of the applique didn't really work out, which resulted in the project 'resting' for months because of my frustration.
I stretched the project onto a wood frame and that's the way it's going to stay. It's 26" square.

And I don't even remember the name of this particular 8 pointed star quilt block. Radiating Star, Lone Star?
I need help coming up with a name for it, so I can fill out the entry form today!
Please post your suggestions below by clicking on 'comments'!
Thank you!


  1. LOVE this piece. Nice work Deb.

    "Hypnotic Star"

    "Are We In PARIS?" (referring to Notre Dame Rose window)

    "Radiation Treatment"

    "360* Peacock Tail" (don't know how to make the degree symbol)

    Can't think of anything else at this moment.

  2. Suggestions coming to me by email:

    Hey Deb,
    it wouldn't let me enter in the comments with out a profile.
    I don't know that any of my suggestions would do it justice, that is an absolutely beautiful quilt. Here are some of the things I thought of:
    Stained Glass Reflections, Star-gazing, and Heart of the Earth.
    Jan, Burnsville MN

    Deb, that is absolutely gorgeous! It's radiating color. My first idea was HOLY COLOR - since it looks like a church window. Just lovely!
    Kathy, Boise ID

    I'd name it "Woodstock" looks psychedelic.
    Mark, Columbia Heights MN

  3. The comment problem has been resolved and now any of you should be able to comment!

  4. Another suggestion from my email:

    I LOVE that quilt!!! I think it should be called "I am giving this quilt to Roxie" (power of suggestion). It does looks like a stained glass window, the tie dye/batik colors make it look like sunshine is streaming in. Maybe "Flashback stained glass".
    Roxie, Minneapolis MN

  5. Heike stoffelmausMarch 5, 2009 at 1:02 AM

    Wow, Deb, what a quilt!! Absolut fantastic.
    So ful of power. So maybe it could be named
    "Power is everwhere"
    I love that quilt.
    Heike stoffelmaus

  6. names are so hard. sometimes when i just can't come up with one, i name it with numbers, like 40.7.1. or, something totally random that seems to not have anything to do with the piece, or something foreign and mysterious- les rustifaux de sovignon.

  7. I love everyones ideas!
    I got some more emailed to me:

    Name it Natures Star, because the diamonds have plant like things on them.
    Isaac S, Lake Elmo <~~he's my nephew!

    The star square quilt looks like a blast from the night sky to me. I am not sure of a name but that's what comes to mind.
    JDT Minneapolis

    I can't think of a name for your Lone star quilt. Facet-nating Diamonds. Facetious Diamonds. Thinking of your sense of humor on that one. Ha.
    Holly W, Florida

    Black Beauty.
    I say so because that is the foundation of the radiance and blackberry won't let me write on your blog.
    Sarah G. Minneapolis MN

    Dear Deb,
    I don't think the blogware took my comment so here's my suggestion:
    Butterfly Prism.
    It's a great quilt.
    Best Wishes,
    Wanda, Roseville MN

  8. I keep thinking of a chrysanthemum when I look at it. But, I can't come up with a name that does it justice. It's beautiful!
    Janet Hartje

  9. To combine a few earlier ideas: Debra's Batik Rose, Diamond Rose Window, Diamond Burst or Diamond Fireworks.

  10. Did you pick Isaac's name? Good for him!!!! HE said you did, good name, I couldn't think of one for it!!!!!!!