Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Brain fart!

Ok folks, I need you help!
 
I designed this quilt a few months ago and I love it! I'm in the process of making it up in my new fabric (Wahoo!!) but I can't seem to think of a good name for this pattern.
 
Please don't re-post this picture to pinterest or any other social media with permission. Thanks!
 
This prototype I made using PB&J by BasicGrey for Moda. There are millions of patterns out there with "zigzag" or "chevron" names- but this one is different.
 
So I decided to have a contest. Leave me a comment with your name suggestion. I'll collect ideas until the end of the week. Hopefully from all of your ideas I'll be able to pick just ONE winner. The winner will recieve a
FAT QUARTER BUNDLE of the entire 24 prints of my new collection
"TECHNICOLOR"
and or course a copy of the pattern.
 
Now get to work- this guy needs a name!!!

165 comments:

Debbie M said...

Going South...or North

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

How about Vertical Hold?

Cory said...

They look like tiles to me. How about Modern Stepping Stones or New Age Tiles. Good luck with finding a name. Take care and God bless, Cory

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Caterpillar Tracks

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Or Boot Tracks

Amy said...
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Sally K said...

"Point me in the direction"

Amy said...

Broken Chevrons or crushed hearts? I picture this in reds and pinks. :)

Lynn said...

How about "This Way and That"

Texas JennyWren said...

reminds me a bit of an old brick road. Some suggested names:
Charming bricks
Road to Tuscany
Marching Bricks
Charming Pathway
Garden Pathway
Modern Pathway
Modern Brick Road

Rebecca said...

It sort of reminds me of a Herringbone pattern. Or sheaves of wheat. Either way, it looks great.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Here are a few ideas:

Push Me Pull You (Dr. Doolittle is a favorite movie around here!)

This Way or That

Coming and Going

Which Way

Ups and Downs

Good luck in your search for a name...it's a really cute pattern!

MGM

Amanda K said...

To points unknown.
AmandaK@whatthebobbin

Melissa Corry said...

The first thing I thought was Trailhead


Love the design!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Dancing Down the Crooked Road.

whitey said...

In An Out

Mary Caldwell said...

Going My Way?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

It looks like an arrow to me -

Arrowhead
Straight as an Arrow
Flying Free

Podunkpretties said...

Every Which Way
Two way Street
Get to the point
Technicolor Point
Modern Waves
Open Waves
Breaking Waves
Whats your Point
Surfs Up

Michele said...

Harry, you bone.

mean sarah jean said...

Boomerang

Johanna said...

Which way is south?

Nancy said...

It reminds me of my GPS when it says, "Recalculating."

Diann said...

When I look at it I think of an accordion, so how about either Accordion or Accordion Fold?

Mareenchen said...

Makes me think of birds in the sky. Only two bird migrations crossing each other.

So, Bird Migration(s) / Birds Crossing?

Jan said...

Brick work, was the first thing I thought of.

Hildy said...

'Hook 'n Roof'
That's a really unique design,love it! It would be a great design for my brother or my dad.
hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

Barbie Mills said...

First, I have to say that I LOVE this design.

Ideas I had are "Turnabout" or something like "This Way and That." "Technicolor Turnabout" sounds pretty fun to me.

Congrats on the new line!

Heather B said...

Which way do I go?
Brick Corners
Exposed Bricks

This pattern is amazing! Love it! Must have!
mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

pricillaprecise said...

Mixed Signals is my thought. A really super design.
Margaret

Gill said...

Not 'brain fart' then?????
How about Ziggy Stardust?? or something similar if that name is patented!!

Susan D said...

How about PEZ. Or PEZZies. Something with Pez-- as that's what they look like-- ok, just to me.

DLight said...

Just love it and would really like to get the pattern ! How about Corner Bricks because to me that's what it looks like.

Lisa Marie said...

When I first looked at it, it looked like bricks, but bent. So I thought "Brick Bender". Then I thought maybe it was bricks that were broken, and I thought of "Karate Chop". To me that seemed catchier.

Vicki in MN said...

I see arrows so how about-
Modern Arrows
Arrow Pathways
Arrows a Plenty

M.W. said...

Ups and Downs
This way or That?
Life full of ups and downs

Shawn

Anita said...

My suggestions:

The Right Direction
Heading Up - Or Down
In Movement

jemfl said...



"Follow the Path" is my first thought! Thanks-love your fabric!

ritainalaska said...

a ripple in time would be a good name!

Yvonne said...

This is how they lay bricks here in our country in old brick roads. I should call it Brick a Brack

Jenny & Scott said...

I love this pattern! What about...

turnabout

Love your stuff :)

jlk said...

I would call it "Heads or Tails" because to me it looks like arrow heads, or the feathered tail end of said arrow. Either way, I really like it.

Arnden said...

Maybe 'Arrowheads' or 'Heads and Tails'? I really like the ups and downs of the pattern with the sashing seperating it.

Michala said...

What Goes Up, Must Come Down.

Stacy Lindblom said...

I like Hiccups.

Stacy Lindblom said...

Or crooked.

CJ said...

Tire Tracks

CJ said...

or Tire Tread

Kathryn Knox said...

Reminds me of street signs, so how about "One Way Only". Good luck and thanks for the chance.

charlotte said...

Up "n Down
That's what it looks like to me.

LynCC said...

Good Vibrations

LOVE this, Emily! I'll be getting your pattern, for sure. :D

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

'Tread This Way' - fabulous design :)

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Any Which Way
Back and Forth
Do-si-do

Emily said...

How about:
Brick and Mortar
Varsity

susan said...

Boomerang

Quiltjane said...

Love the Pattern Emily.
Opposing Forces
GPS
ArrowMatic
Accentuation
Inflexuous
Interlock



dortha said...

I think it could be called crazy old ladies' see saw quilt pattern. It goes up and down and down and up. Nice pattern.

karen said...

They remind me of tire treads.

karen said...

Migrations.

Frog Quilter said...

Hills and valleys

grapes and hearts said...

Amor's Darts :o)

or

Cupido's Darts :o)

Beth said...

Which way is up?

Sarah said...

Looks like arrows to me so I'd say something with arrow in it.

Anita said...

Serpentine Arrows...it is the year of the snake :)

Jennyroo said...

I love it! I haven't read any of the previous comments, so forgive me if I duplicate what someone else has suggested. It looks like the tread pattern on a car tire to me, so I suggest 'Making Tracks' or 'Trackback.' If I were to come up with something completely random, I might say 'Poppy's Revenge.' It sounds mysterious, doesn't it -- who is Poppy and what type of revenge is she exacting? Might be quite memorable for a quilt pattern! LOL! Thanks for this, it was fun.

Mimi said...

There are some really interesting names... here are my suggestions:
Strata
Stratum
Thread Tracks
Modern Tracks
Herringbone Twist

Julie said...

My first thought was "Which Way is Up?" but I see someone else beat me to that. I can see rows of geese flying in different directions so maybe "Follow the Leader" or
Migration."

Vickie E said...

One Way Only...good luck choosing... :)

JenJohnson said...

U.V. Rays

Caro said...

How about in the Armu. It looks like the Chevron patch on the sleeve of those serving in the Army!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Chevrons in Flight~ reminded me of military chevrons too. :-)

Laura said...

Fletchings
Fletching Points
Fletching's Point

To my eyes, it looks like the end of an arrow & that part of the arrow is called a fletching.

Donna said...

Going Places!

refibered said...

The punster in me hopes you'll name it "Herrickbone" (like herringbone, get it?!)

I also like the names "Pathways" and "This Way Up"

Cute pattern, can't wait to see it in your new fabrics!!

tracy_a said...

Brickworks

He Said, She Said (for the different directions :) )

Karen said...

Partition - it looks like one of those room dividers.4823 rnatistia

Jennifer said...

hm, makes me think of a flock of birds... so maybe .. "birds of a feather".. or something like "flock together".. or "boomerang fling".. haha sorry i'm terrible at this part!

tabbiegirl said...

Check mark!

Lynn said...

First thing that comes to mind is technicolor waves since your new fabric line is technicolor! May be too simple but it kind of just rolled of the tongue!

tpott said...

Wiggle Waggle, that's what I thought when I saw it. Good luck choosing a name, it's a beautiful quilt. It looks complicated, was it? ;-> Toni Anne

Kimberly said...

I love it!

Brick Mosaic? (is that how you spell it)

Bricks & Mortar (especially if another solid other than white is used)

Good luck in choosing.

Cotton Pickin Scraps said...

Just stare at it for a while. It looks like sky scrapers. You really give this quilt the appearance that it is pleaded. Really creative.
Reaching for the Sky

Kara said...

Brick road
Arrow bricks

Kim said...

Very cool! My first thought was the elevator bank in my office building... "Going Up?"

Y's creations said...

Catawampus

Meandering path

Rambling road

Serpentine


Love the quilt pattern!

vickievanphd said...

It reminds me of a song...Did you ever see a lassie go this way and that way, I think I would call it this way and that way
Vickie.vanathotmail.com

Jackie said...

On the Go!

Newbie Jen said...

Flight pattern - because it reminds me of birds taking flight.

Jan Marie said...

She went "that a way"

Just Sew Sue said...

Crazy chevrons
This way up

Linda said...

"Arrows to the stars", or "Upward to Beauty", or "Skyward"

It did strike me as so lovely as soon as I saw it. Good luck!

xo Linda

Joyzelle said...

Arrowhead

Lynn McIndoe said...

Turning corners. Path of Many Colours Paved in Colour. Colour paths. Bright arrows, Rainbow Arrows. Pointers.

VAMama said...

Technicolor TrackBack

Signature Signpost

Crooked Trail

When I look at just one row, it looks exactly like the signpost markers for the Appalachian Trail. They use an "AT" sort of very recognizable symbol.

robin said...

In Formation. Reminds me of the Blue Angels ace flying team for some reason. This is a really cool pattern and I cannot wait to have one! Congrats and good luck on the name search!

Sowing Stitches said...

At first glance it reminds me of music, can feel the beat.....I say a great name for this pattern would be "Street Dance". Every spring in my hometown we have a big street dance where everyone comes together to celebrate spring.

Deb said...

Due North comes to mind....

sarah in brooklyn said...

Upstream, Downstream

Mommarock said...

I'm having a little giggle and thinking "This Way Please"

Ether Bourn said...

Ebb and Flow.

Margaret said...

Sidewalk pavers. It looks like the brick sidewalk by the courthouse where I live.

Cindy Sharp said...

I would call it "Flock". It reminds me of a flock of birds in flight.

Jo C. said...

She Went That-A Way
boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

I love the cool blues. My title would be Rivers through the snowy mountains.

Cotton Pickin Scraps said...

Shingles

Katy said...

Up the down staircase! Thanks

Nettie said...

Uprising

Rosemary said...

I saw three things when I looked at it:
Box Corners,
Pennant Waves or
Going Up? ... I see some great suggestions ... good luck and a great giveaway .

Books_Bound said...

My first thought was that it looked like bricks from a garden path, but that sounds kind of like a more traditional pattern. But it also reminded me of that crazy zig zag street in San Francisco that also happens to be paved with brick, so I think "Lombard Street" would be a great name! (Google it if you aren't familiar with it--it's quite a sight!)

Fun pattern! Good luck picking a winner!

susant said...

How about "LIFE IF FULL OF ZIGS AND ZAGS"

Ocouss said...

What Goes Up Must Come Down.

This is what I get for reading about Physics.

Crystal said...

I love this pattern! I think 'two-way street' may be a good name.

Crystal

Sally said...

Point break
Corner steps
Truncated Trees

love the pattern!

Margo Piikkila said...

"technicolor tracks" seems like a good name! A simple name/not overly complicated, but fits/amply describes! Tracks could be made in any color(s) or themes... margo in Victoria bc canada

Martha said...

Which Way?

KnittingBetsy said...

How about "Slings & Arrows"?

Arrows are really hot now, and the upside down arrows look like slings to me. I think it fits!

Best wishes picking a name. You have some great ones to choose from!
Betsy in the Seattle suburbs

Colleen said...

Modern Pleats

Jodi said...

Love the design..it looks like Indian Arrowheads.

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh, you have some fantastic ideas in this list of comments. How am I supposed to improve upon those? I loved "pushmepullyou" from doctor dolittle - great idea. ups and downs - another great idea.

my ideas (and i didn't read all of them):

look both ways
pivot
Lost Geese
escalators

Cecilia said...

Angle Play? Cute pattern.

Mom C said...

Brickway or Bricked Path Very pretty.

Penny Barnes said...

You Zig I'll Zag.

Barb in Mi said...

How about Sidewalk - it reminds me of my hometown brickwork.
Good luck picking the winner!

Cotton Pickin Scraps said...

Hill's and Valley's

Cotton Pickin Scraps said...

Low's and High's

Angie said...

Very cool pattern! And, congrats on your fabic line. :) I like "Chevron Bricks" for a name for this pattern. Can't wait to try it out..it really lets each fabric stand out.

FlourishingPalms said...

Because of the 3-D effect that makes it look like accordion folds, I'd suggest Concertina... or even better, Squeezebox.

Jennifer C said...

Askew?

Sara Chappell said...

Love the pattern! Climbing Wall

Seraphym said...

Reflected Chevrons
Split Directions

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

It looks like maybe Hop Scotch to me. Love the colors. Very interesting the way it all goes together. Love to try it.

shannon said...

broken bricks

wrong turn

split zip
(it looks 'zipper-y' to me)

creativity amongst chaos said...

Emily,
I LOVE, LOVE, L-O-V-E this pattern! It is so cute, I really like this line for this quilt, genius. I can't wait to make this one for myself! I think you should call it City Ziggity. It reminds me of a city street, like a fancy brick design you would find at an open air restaurant in Paris.
Hugs, -Cori

trish said...

It reminds me of cobble stones on a walking path. Like you find while walking down pretty little alley ways in quaint little towns. :0) Hmm now for a name ... pathway? walkway? hidden path? I cant wait to hear what you decide! Ps. I love my block! Thanks!

Siobhan Henn said...

any which way but back

Gitte said...

'Smiling mustache' ;-).

Cathy said...

I like your quilt design. When I am looking at the quilt "Any which way" keeps popping in my head.

Cotton Pickin Scraps said...

Ziggy

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Esther said...

" zick zack" like rickrack and zig zag
Up stream
Going against the flow


esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

Sheila said...

well i see a Modern apartment block, so how about "City Apartment" or "Apartment Windows"

Cotton Pickin Scraps said...

Wondering Path

porgecat said...

It may have been entered already since I didn't want to look at the comments.

MOOD Directions

Leah said...

That reminds me of the cobblestone streets in Charlesron but a little wonky so how about "Crooked Cobblestones".

Carol said...

How about Shrug? short and sweet.

Julie said...

Your quilt reminds me of sections of High Rise buildings and how corners go in and out as one looks upward....How about "High Rise Living"??

Barb and Sharon said...

How about line dancing? The chevrons look like they are holding hands and one group is facing the other. Sort of like a folk dance.
Barb@Witsend

Tylynn said...

Directional control I LOVE THIS QUILT!!1

Tylynn said...

Which way do I go?

Tanzie said...

"Static"

rosaver said...

yo creo que el nombre ideal es ENLAZADOS. Soy rosaver64@hotmail.com Me encanta

Donna said...

I see lotsa ups and down: "Elevator Car".

Claire said...

It may have been said already, my suggestion is Angular arrows, as when you stand back from the picture, the arrow look almost 3-D.

Nancy said...

which Way?

GeeGee said...

"Chevron Surround", "Chevron Fence", "Trapped Chevrons". I like your design and good luck with your name selection.

Lisa D. said...

Every Which Way
Cute design!

All8 said...

Techni-Brick Road

LindseyAnne said...

Wall to Wall? It also looks a bit like an old fashioned screen (like actresses got changed behind in their dressing rooms in the 1920s)

terrieannie said...

Which Way did They Go? (I seem to remember a cartoon character from my childhood....MANY years ago....saying that...)

Carmen Attie said...

Lost n Found

Ella said...

I love this design!!! lucky Girl who wins this!!!

Dawn Hendrix said...

UP or DOWN you decide

LOVE THIS QUILT.....can't wait to get the pattern.... GREAT WORK!!!

Teri said...

It looks really nice. I see I am late to the naming party, but when I looked at it, I thought VERTIGO.

Valerie said...

Off Roading -- reminds me of the tread on my husband's 4-wheeler. {grin}