Exact Title Unknown At This Point- HELP!

A long time in the making

A long time in the making

Here is my best example that you can think of a great quilt idea in 30 seconds that can take years to complete.   Click on the photo for a slightly larger image.

I got inspired by Ruth B. McDowell’s book Pieced Vegetables when it first came out, back when I lived in Colorado, more than seven years ago.  I created the lettuce in the lower left corner in Colorado, along with the freezer paper templates for the rest of this quilt.  I remember bringing the green and blue lettuces to a quilt guild meeting not long after I moved to the Midwest, in about 2003.  I completed the last lettuce (the red one) at our WAQG retreat in 2008.  Last night I finished the quilting.

This quilt contains some fabric that I personally hand dyed, in the few times I’ve done some dyeing, but most of the fabrics are commercial quilting fabrics, of a variety of ages.

I’m still trying to decide about the final title for this quilt. It needs to have some reference to Ruth McDowell, since I used her pattern for the lettuces, and perhaps it should reference Andy Warhol, for the coloring influence as well.  Any help out there, readership?  There’s a gift card in it for you, if you come up with the best name!

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5 Responses to Exact Title Unknown At This Point- HELP!

  1. Ingrid says:

    Ruth said “lettuce quilt” or Ruth said “let us quilt”

  2. polly says:

    1. Whither thou goest, I will grow–Ruth 1:16

    2. Whatever thou sowest, I will sew-Ruth

    3. Lettuce sew Ruth’s veggies.

    4.The seven year stitch.

    5. Stitch by stitch, row by row, gonna make this lettuce grow…

    6. Lettuce 4×4

  3. polly says:

    Variation on #5—-To the tune of ‘The Garden Song’ sung by John Denver, written by Dave Mallett

    Piece by piece, cut and sew,
    Gotta make this lettuce grow…
    Seven years as a UFO,
    Now it’s done in Minne-sew—ta!

  4. Connie Dretske says:

    How about Let Us Color!


  5. Janet Jonas says:

    OK, Polly gets my vote HANDS DOWN… even if she, you, and I are the only ones who “get” it.

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