Friday, March 20, 2009

The Amazing Technicolor Dreamquilt Contest

My quilt is nearly bound. After that I will do the ties -- I am finding it so soothing and satisfying to do all of this handwork -- and then it will be time to name and label the quilt and call it done. My goal is to complete the quilt by the end of the day on Monday. In case you've forgotten what it looks like, you can view a picture of the quilt top here.

Now that you've refreshed your memory, it's time to get to work.

Think of a name for my quilt -- the point here is to have as many working ideas as possible. Leave your suggestion in the comments. (If you don't have a new suggestion of your own but really like someone else's, leave a comment to that effect.) For each original comment that you leave, I will enter your name in a drawing to win a miniature quilt that I will make especially for you, colors and design to be determined at a later date. To earn an extra entry, become a follower of my blog or subscribe to its RSS feed and leave a comment saying that you have done so. Or invite a friend to comment on this post and drop your name in their comment.

Contest will be closed at the end of the day on Monday, March 23, 2009.


  1. I actually like The Amazing Technicolour Dreamquilt. Can I vote for that one?

  2. Yes, you may. (I like it, too! Thanks to Michael for that middle-of-the-night suggestion!)

  3. You're so going to regret letting me read this. Just so you know. :P

    How about Pelangi? Or Selimut Tidur Pelangi? (Indonesian for Rainbow/Quilt rainbow).

  4. Colors of Life ~Erin~
    I subscribed to follow your blog too. I'm very excited to see all you are doing! :)

  5. You know, what the quilt picture actually reminds me of is classic images of disco.

    I'm not sure how that translates into a quilt name though - "Stayin' Alive"? "Saturday Night Fever"?

  6. Erin, I love your suggestion and I'm glad to know you'll be following me -- it's so much fun to have company on the journey!

    Daniel, "Stayin' Alive" actually strikes me as quite appropriate given the story behind the quilt, which I will talk more about in another post. "Saturday Night Fever" makes me worry that the person sleeping under it might have some pretty outlandish dreams. ;)

  7. Uh-oh...did someone say "disco"? Certainly, "Stayin' Alive" is appropriate, as you mention. But since the Bee Gees have been invoked, I must add "How Deep is Your Sleep" as a mock entry (since I'm not clever enough to come up with a serious entry on my own...).

  8. Too funny! I am immediately transported back to our dorm room on 3rd Myers, waiting for the Thursday Night Special from Domino's and counting out exact change in pennies with Ted, so as to drive him completely berserk! Irrelevant to the conversation, but such a happy memory!