Friday, 4 October 2013

Paper Piecing Party - the Unnamed Quilt

I shared the big reveal of what my 37 paper pieced blocks turned into while guest hosting WiP Wednesday. But I haven’t yet posted it here on my blog – until today that is.

May I present… (feel free to insert your own fanfare here)… the unnamed quilt!

Feathers Paper Pieced Quilt

See, it had a name. I was going with In Flight. But then I found out there’s another recently finished quilt by someone else by that name. So back to the drawing board. But all I’m drawing is a blank. Any suggestions on a name? ETA: I think I have  name for it- just making sure I like it now ;) Thanks for all the suggestions!

I must add here – a big thanks to gorgeous Fiona for helping me with my photo shoot. We caught up the other day as she and her lovely family were travelling through my area. Naturally I took a quilt along and asked her to help me take photos. Isn’t that what all quilters do when they get together?!

Turns out it was a little windy by the river, so a lot of the photos looked like this:

Fly Away Quilt

Fiona did a fab job of being quilt model and hiding behind the quilt! Then we decided to try it draped over the rail and timed it just when two pelicans were swimming by. Thankfully the wind didn’t take off the quilt. Wouldn’t that have been a tragedy!!

Paper Pieced Feathers Quilt

Here it is laying out in full. I mixed in one darker chevron block in each row. Seemingly at random but I actually spent a bit of time figuring out just where I would put the “random” block hehe! I’m not so good at true random.

A Stack of Paper Piecing

That’s what 37 paper pieced chevrons look like all stacked up together. Fortunately not too many seams so it didn’t take too long to remove that paper.

Close up In Flight paper pieced quilt

I used Sun Print Feathers for this quilt. I’m seriously in love with this line of fabric. I still have a good bit left over so you’ll likely see it popping up in other paper pieced projects of mine.

Arrow 5Arrows on greyFeathers on jade

So now it’s your turn to share your latest paper piecing happenings! We all like a bit of show and tell!


Quick refresher on what the deal is with the Paper Piecing Party (full details here):
* It’s on every weekend here at Quiet Play, starting Friday.
* Link up something you’re working on that’s foundation paper pieced
* Link a blog post or flickr photo
* Visit at least two other links and leave a comment because that’s half the fun!
* I’ll pick one each week to win their choice of a free pattern from my Craftsy shop. Keep on paper piecing ;)


  1. It is very about'One Direction'???

  2. Still loving it. Please, though, not One Direction! *shudder* (sorry, Marjorie)

  3. Oh, I just thought of a name - "Fly Home" or "Flying Home".

  4. Hmmm, kind of reminds me of licorice allsorts (but with white licorice!), what about chevron allsorts?

  5. It;s beautiful! How about Wings on the Wind? Or Wings In Flight?

  6. Lovely! How about Chevron Medley? or Chevron Shuffle? Chevron Swap? I'm sure you'll come up with something great, you'll have lots of suggestion. : )

  7. They remind me of military stripes, so how about "Honor"

  8. It's lovely no matter what you call it. Is that a new header?

  9. How about 'Making Tracks'? Whenever it was time to leave after visiting, my dad would say 'time to make tracks'.

  10. Nice header! Your quilt looks fabulous and I'm sure a great name will spring to mind :-)

  11. It has turned out really well Kristy. Those darker blocks in each row look like rogue geese to me :)

  12. Love it Kristy :) I like the above suggestion of :"Honor" but you might have a bit of trouble with the Honour vs Honor regional spelling tehe ..

  13. I love this quilt so much!! I think it is my favorite you have made. Paper-Piece-a-Geese :)

    1. Great name for it Gina. Yes that wind was mysterious Kristy and I can t believe that my whole body was hidden in each of those photos.

  14. How about:
    - "Savy Chevy"
    - "Less is more" (we use chevron symbols to indicte "more" or "less" in a mathematical formula)
    Maybe I can come up with more... after I have had another coffee! ;-)
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  16. Ooh, I didn't even notice the random dark chevrons the first time! They are a nice touch, I love them.

  17. I think I would call it Pointed Arrow (s) . I am going to attempt my first Chevron quilt next week at Quilt retreat with 1 1/2" x 3 inch strips cut from several charm packs!

  18. This quilt is sooooooooo pretty in your pattern and the fabrics you chose! I love the chevron being paper pieced! name.... "Line Up!"
    (Wish I had time to test it out to make a quilt... but I don't think I can this time.)


  19. I first thought of the same name you did (lol) Then as I sat looking at it , Almost home came into my mind. I think the quilt is just beautiful. Love the colors, love everything about it.

  20. It looks fab, I love it! And it came together so quickly.

  21. Hi Kristy! This is beautiful quilt top! I see there 'More or Less'. I'm totally hopeles with maths but I think those marks mean more and less. Sometimes names can be so difficult and some other time we have the name before the quilt! Have a great weekend! x Teje

  22. The quilt looks great. It reminds me of arrows so why not name it arrow.

  23. I vote for "In Flight". When my daughter was born, the lady two rooms down had just named hers Emily. Didn't stop me! If it is good for kids, its good for quilts. :D

  24. Jus the colours and your sewing is amazing. I Like "In Flight" too!

  25. I love this! We have all the local geese flying over our house right now, so I like the name "Good Migrations." Hee hee. ;)

  26. It's beautiful quilt and great pictures as well. Good job ladies!

  27. Pelican? so it can remind you of your fun day.


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