Tuesday

Quiltmaker Blog Tour - My Big Day

Well the blog tour is off and running.  There are lots of wonderful prizes to be won.  As a starting point check out Quilty Pleasures blog first and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize.  Every day there will be a selection of different prizes so don't forget to return daily.
Also on that blog you will find a link to the day's featured blogs which also have prizes up for grabs.  This is going to be a great week for anyone surfing.

Here, as promised is a photo of my quilt made using my block Khanam's Surprise. As I said previously my machine pedal has died and I am awaiting replacement so I haven't had a chance to add the borders to add the borders to finish it off.
My quilt also extends further than the photo but the shadow effect was so drastic I had to cut it out... I'm glad I don't make a living as a photographer.

Some of my other designs may be seen on my website Cinzia White Designs. There is even a photo of a qult I designed using a variation of my block, Isobel's Flight, from the last issue of QM 100 Blocks.  I can't wait to see the finished quilt which Isobel has made and will be hanging at the next NSW Qulit Show in Sydney in June.
 

The block design is a compilation of designs from some  mosques.  I was actually working on a third design which I preferred but it wouldn't work and this one suddenly fell out.  The name came from my son's girlfriend Khanam and the fact that when she sees it she will be surprised.  I am sending her a magazine as a gift and haven't told either of them about it.

Quiltmaker is providing one copy of the magazine to someone who enters my 'competition', which is simple enough.. you have the choice.... any one of the following three actions will give you an entry into the competition.  
1.  what do you think would be a good name for this quilt? 
2. what kind of border do you think would suit this quilt the best?
3. or simply leave your name.

Although the winner will be chosen by random number generator I would dearly love help with the naming and/or border design of this quilt.
btw if you don't happen to win a copy of the magazine you can always order one from here if your local newsagent doesn't get it in.  Don't leave it too long as the first issue is totally sold out.  Also if, like me, you prefer digital versions you can order that from the same place... I don't think they are available from the newsagents... well definitely not from my little old newsagent.

159 comments:

Patty D from NC said...

The quilt is beautiful. It reminds me of gears in a watch so I would call it Watch Works.

robin said...

I would call it Cartwheel Crazy! :)

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Field of daisies and stars. So original, I know. I love it. But I think your name is very sweet naming it after your son's girlfriend. I love the block.

Erica Spinks said...

I love the eternal interlocking shapes from Islamic art. This is a fascinating block, Cinzia - one that I am itching to hand piece!

Martina said...

Oh, I love this block. It looks to me like Happy Starflowers.Congratulations!

Debbie said...

Love your petal rectangular block ~ quite floral too. The blocks go together for a great quilt. I would add some of the triangle/diamond shapes as part of the border design.

Carolyn said...

The first thing I thought of was a dandelion, so maybe something wth dandelion in the title, Dandelion Wheel?? Dandelion Star??
Good luck with it, looks great

Vida said...

Love your block.

Karen said...

What a beautiful block! I would add a rather simple border using the pointy shapes from the centre.

GailM. said...

Really like the block. So many secondary patterns when you show them all together. Congratulations.

Lisa Marie said...

Beautiful block. I would continue the eight point stars that form when the blocks are joined into the border.

Jo said...

I think your block and quilt are wonderful! I think that Pathway to Heaven, would be a nice name.

JCnNC said...

Wonderful giveaway and opportunity to win a really great book. Love your block and my name would be Daisie's In the Wind. Judy C

Maryjo said...

Love the block...I would name it Flowers in Spring..ours are just popping up. Gorgeous!

Di2Quilt said...

What a beautiful design! Love the movements in the quilt. How about "Mosaic Illusions"?? Thanks for the giveaway!

Dorian said...

What a great block! And a perfect scrap buster. How sweet you named it after your son's gf. I think a simple border, maybe 3" wide in red would look really nice. It's so busy and fun, it just needs something simple to finish it.

kt said...

Wow! Love the quilt! No idea for a name, but it is beautiful!

Darlene B said...

It reminds me of the grand finale in a fireworks show. Maybe you should name it "Jubilee."

Amy Eileen Koester said...

When I first looked at the quilt I thought of sunflowers. Interesting how we each see something different.

mtnhomequilter said...

WOW is all I can say! that's a marvelous block! wish I could figure out how to deconstruct it. I'll have to win just so I can learn how to put it together. great job! nelfamily at windjammercable dot net

Kristen said...

Oh, I LOVE this block. I would probably put a soft applique border on it to break up the angularity of the block, but that's just me!

Carrie P. said...

congrats!
such an interesting block. I love how the quilt turned out.
I would call it Ferris Wheel. It is the first thing I thought of when I saw it.

Lee Ann said...

I'm not good at coming up with creative names for quilts. So, I'm going to answer #2 with a "plain" border framing the quilt itself out so that it will not look too busy. :-)

Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

sue said...

I also saw a flower field and I think I would not add a border but just bind it and let the flowers speak. It's a fabulous quilt.

Nancy said...

The quilt makes me think of stars in the galaxy. How about Star Explosion or Our Galaxy? I'm not too adventurous, so I would probably do a plain border or one with a variety of the fabrics used in the quilt.
nancyclark305@comcast.net

Diana Napier said...

love the way your block fits together in pattern with another block. clever.

Sharon said...

Hi congratulations on your block it is awesome...My first thought was "StarGlitz" because I just love how the star is surrounded...
Sharon

littlebudswks said...

I would use a solid or tone on tone in brown for the border. I really like your block.

SewLindaAnn said...

I love your design. The first things that came to mind were swirling mosaics or life go round because there's so much movement in the design. Just lovely!

Treadleworks said...

Great block and congrats on being put into the new book!

Mary said...

Wheel in Motion. thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.
Mary

debbie said...

Wow! I really like your quilt top! The secondary patterns are very striking! I'm not very creative this morning and can't think of a name. Maybe later I'll post my thoughts on that.

Cathy said...

The quilt is beautiful. I think it should stand alone. Simply bind it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

DJT said...

Wow,such a beautiful pattern! I would have to play around with it to decide for sure what kind of border I would use, but my first thought would be wedge shaped pieces using the colors that are in the quilt. Not sure if that would be too busy or not. If it was, then a plain solid border using one of the colors from your quilt. I am sure you will be able to figure that one out since you came up with such a beautiful design.

mlcquilts said...

Wow! Your block is so striking. I would have to stare at the quilt for a while before coming up with a name although I like the idea of using your son's girlfriend's name.

Deb said...

Kind of reminds me of spokes in a wheel. names are too hard for me, if I come up with one, if feels like I have solved world peace. I really like it tho, and it will be one on my "list" for sure. (As so many are...)that is one problem with these block mags...

Glenna said...

Love your block!

Glenna said...

Love your block!

Penny said...

Love your pattern. Looks great for scrappy, which is what I do most.

My first thought for a name is, "What Goes Around Comes Around.

Thanks for the chance to enter.

birdthaing@hughes.net

Marge in Louisiana said...

I would try to extend only the large stars from the secondary design into the border using the same fabric. And I would choose a neutral fabric for the rest of the border. Naming it after your son's girlfriend is a nice gesture.

Nancy said...

The more I look at the block, the more it fascinates me. The two interlocking designs are wonderful. The first name that popped into my head was Daisy Chain - it looks like row after row of flowers. Love it!!

swheatsue said...

WOW!!! This is an amazing block & even more stunning when put together. The secondary design that emerges is fantastic! I can't wait to get the instructions for this block! Such a creative block deserves a creative name (I'm stumped!)

Deb said...

Flowers and Stars would be a great name
Love the Quilt and want to say Thank YOu for a chance to win!

Kathy H said...

The quilt looks beautiful. I would name it Fancy Gears. It is hard to think of the border, a plain one would be too plain , maybe a scalloped border.

Kris in AZ said...

I love the scrappiness. It reminded me of wildflowers bursting into spring, so I would call it something like "Burst of Blossoms."

LizA. said...

Ooh, neat block. I see lots of possibilities for this...

Carol Sc said...

I think I might name it "the wheels are turning" --- the block has so much motion. It takes time to just figure out how to piece it --- great job!

Sallie said...

Flower Mosaic. Thanks for the giveaway!

gill said...

How about 'mesquita'???

LindaSchiffer said...

I truly like this design! I've long admired Islamic tiling patterns and this particular one, specifically. :) How about Khanam's Starry Lattice?

:) Linda

Joanna said...

How about Floral Splash for a name? It's a lovely block.

Mary said...

Oh my gosh! I love this block. What a great quilt.

Jennifer said...

The quilt reminds me of one that used to be on my grandmother's bed...not exactly like it but it makes me think of simpler days gone by. I see the seconday diamonds when the blocks are put together so Khanam in the Sky with Diamonds would be my name for it.

Dee said...

Star gazing would be my choice

Catskill Quilter said...

How about Radiating Diamonds? I love the way it splashes out from the center!

kwiltnkats said...

Cinzia,
How about Continuum. I know that Khanam will love your Surprise! Sandi
Tell me is this paper pieced?

Barbara said...

Awesome quilt! How about Star Burst? When I look at it I really focus on the center of the block.

Beverly said...

I really like your block and your quilt looks beautiful. How about twirlygig? I'm not good at naming things!

Sandra said...

Love the block. I see stars, so I would name it star light, star bright.

Donna K. from N. TX said...

Your design is so unique. A simple border would be the perfect frame.

Patti said...

Love your block. How about Wheels in Motion.
Patti Sha

barbara said...

Sprockets and Stars

Peach Rainbow said...

Lovely block - I'd call it Star Burst :D

Kris said...

What a beautiful design! It looks so complicated. I can't wait to see how it goes together. I'd say Cartwheels.

Linda said...

It's an amazing looking block, Cinzia. I really like the overall effect. Call it "Little Cog in a Big Wheel."

Anonymous said...

"Interesting block", I thought at first. Couldn't see where it was going until I saw you quilt blocks together! Then it just exploded. How about the name Enlightened.

teachpany said...

I like the block, and the name you picked. As for borders, I would say something really simple to frame the blocks. Love the secondary design where the block corners meet! Cool when that happens.

Cathy said...

I love the secondary patterns! Amazing. I'd call it Kaleiscope Jewels

Cathy said...

I love the secondary patterns! I would call it Kaleidoscope Jewels

Mel said...

With all the reds, whites and blues and stars, it looks very "old timey" patriotic. The quilt reminds me of one that would be hung over a white wicker chair on a front porch for the 4th of July.

So my name idea is: Front Porch July Forth!

Thanks for making me think today!

Mel Meister
Deltona, Florida

Janet said...

I absolutely love your block - the prettiest one I've seen so far. I would call it Starburst.

Jennifer Woo said...

I love the secondary pattern that shows up, the stars in the middle.

The Village Queen said...

Very neat block, it reminded me of windmills, 'Blowing In The Wind' maybe? Could be done in blues and whites. Congrats on making the magazine and thanks much!

JoyceM said...

Love the block. There's so much motion in the quilt, that I would make a very simple border to give the eye a place to rest. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kaye M said...

Wow! What a great block! I would call it Mosaic Star. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt.

Erin said...

I would call it Kaleidoscope!

Becky said...

I think it looks neat without a border. I'd just make enough blocks to make it big enough:) Great block!

Madeline said...

looking at your quilt brought to mind my "Dizzy Daze" the days I have had lately. Havent we all had them?

Lee said...

Petals and Gears I think would be a great name! thanks and congrats!

lpnjam@aol.com said...

"Star Cogs" would be a good name. or COG STARS, I like how you can see a different pattern within.

Nancy said...

I like your quilt - but can't figure out how I'd finish it.

shortseam said...

I have had your quilt up on my computer screen looking at it. Here is an idea that may or may not work but here goes. Take the lighter colors and make a one and a half inch inner border framing the entire top. Take the darker colors and randomly in large sections sew them together mitering the corners for the border. Thanks for the chance at the mag.

SherryB said...

That quilt is such a beauty! Love the secondary designs that come by putting the blocks together. I would probably use a plain colored border with maybe some pinwheel-type flowers on a vine surrounding it on opposite sides, tying in with the pinwheels on the inside. Can't wait to see your block in the magazine.

j.g.prescott said...

1. Khanam's Stars
2. A border incorporating the star points would be beautiful.

I hope the directions are included in the magazine.

Christie said...

For some reason, "Star Flowers" comes to mind when looking at your quilt - it is so "moving"! Whatever you end up naming it, it is very pretty! Congrats on getting another block in the magazine! HUGS... and stitches

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful block and quilt. If I am seeing the colors right, I would go with the dark blue as a border. The first thing I thought when I saw them was wagon wheels, so maybe Settler's Spokes?

Debbie

Stephanie said...

I absolutely love this block--and the quilt. The geometrics and symmetry are just exquisite. Congratulations on your achievement.

Linda said...

I have to say I am TERRIBLE but at naming quilts but it is very complex...love it!

Cecilia said...

I agree with Patty D. that it reminds me of gears. It is a beautiful block. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cathy said...

Reminds me of Chrome Mag Wheel car rims spinning. So...how about "Khanam's Spin"?

Sherryl said...

Something about this quilt pattern makes me think of Dandelions... so pretty. You definitely want to keep that border simply so as not to distract from the glorious design!
sunshdws@yahoo.com

Sherryl said...

This block makes me think of dandelions. Dandelion Daydreams, perhaps. A sweet, simple block would be perfect - you sure don't want to distract from that glorious design!
sunshdws@yahoo.com

aztel2000 said...

I absolutely love your quilt! I don't think I would put any borders on it. Now I have to find the magazine so I can try out your block!
Karen in Breezy Point

Linda said...

Your block is awesome! I love it.

Anonymous said...

Good use of color. Nice design.

Diane said...

Beautiful block and I love the secondary patterns in the quilt. I think the blocks stand alone quite nicely and would leave off the border or, maybe just a 2" plain border to end it. Nice job!

The Rx quilter said...

Stone werks...I love this block, my fav so far..would look so good with American Jane fabrics! Lisa in Texas

Quilt Monkey said...

Wow, what an amazing block! I would probably go with a simple border set - maybe a narrow inner border of a dark fabric, and a wider border of the lighter print. I think if you added a pieced border, it would be a little too busy.

Louster said...

I would use a black solid border to make teh wheels stop:) Great block to use up scraps!!!

Laura said...

i think this is the best block ive seen yet simply love it. im not good on borders so i cant help you out

Stormy Days said...

The block is beautiful and reminds me of a beautiful floor you would see in a church. No help with the name, sorry. The quilt has a lot of motion, so I would use a plain matching border, somewhere for your eyes to rest.

Sandi P said...

What an interesting block. I'm not sure I have enough experience to try it yet, but if I win the book I'll have the pattern when I am ready - LOL. Thanks for the chance.

jybquilter said...

How about wagon wheels?

Ariane said...

Wow!! I love this block. It looks amazing. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Ariane

Anonymous said...

The block is stunning. It reminds me of Faceless clocks.

Jen said...

Man, you make me think hard! I think naming it after Khanam is a great idea. But that's as far as I got! Khanam's Kiss, Khanam's Drum Circle... Beautiful block!

Elizabeth said...

Flower POW-er--the images just pop.

~Kathleen said...

I envision an inner thin border of repeated dark elongated diamonds like the ones formed at the center of the intersection of each pair of blocks. Does that make sense?

Julie in WA said...

Blooming Stars. I see both flowers and stars in the quilt! The blocks looks difficult to make, and it will be fun to see how it is put together when the magazine gets out!

LisaT said...

My DH thinks this quilt looks like Country Wild Flowers. My son says it should be called Star Flowers and I say Celestial Flowers or perhaps Celestials Blooms, yeah, the latter.

VickiT said...

Oh my gosh! I just LOVE the quilt made using your block. It's awesome! I am horrible at naming things, thus my cat who ended up with the name Baby given that's what we called him while deciding on a name. It took so long I couldn't bear to change it since he was already running to me when I called him Baby. LOL

Anyway, the first thing I thought of when I saw the full quilt created with the block was daisies or flowers. But looking closer it doesn't look like that at all so my name for your quilt would be Hidden Flowers (or Daisies)

Shirley in Canada said...

Oh my goodness I can see this using my scraps!! Wonderful!

Sharon said...

I like this block which looks like circles without any curved piecing. Since it looks like circles, I think the border should be something simple.

Jeanne said...

I would call your quilt Star in the Round.

jillquilts said...

Stars and Swirls. Although a play on Spokes could be fun as well - the circles remind me of bicycle wheel spokes for some reason. :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Maybe Spinner. It looks like the blocks are spinning....a little anyway...grin...or maybe it's me.

Gretchen said...

The quilt is beautiful and it is a fabulous block! The quilt reminds me of a constellation or the night sky or a star cluster. I have been making a lot of quilts lately without borders. Maybe consider that?

Mary said...

The Quilt has cools stars in the secondary pattern. Great block to name after someone you know. Thansk for the chance to win.

Christina said...

Great block. Thank you! Looking forward to seeing the whole issue.

mblittle5 said...

I see a solid border with a vine full of appliqued flowers. I just LOVE your quilt-- it has so much movement!

Laura said...

Your block is very interesting. I would go simple for the border. Small diamonds using the your smallest diamond variation with long strips. Name: Galaxy Shine.

QuiltinKat said...

Just beautiful,
"Jacob's Circle of Life" as in Jacobs Coat of Many Colors...

Terry said...

Daisy Dance... love it :o)

Lyn said...

Beautiful top! I would call the quilt Persian Flower Garden. (Or Dreams of Persia, but I like the other name better for the play on Grandmother's Flower Garden.) For a border, I would have a double border...the inner would be the dark fabric (or close) from the quilt, and the outer border (same width as the inner, neither extremely wide) would use scraps from the flower petals.

p1aceboeffect said...

I love your block. I would do a plain border with a simple motif in each corner at most. Maybe an eight pointed star to reference the star in the petals. An intricate border would detract from the beauty of the blocks, in my opinion. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on being chosen for the magazine.

jennhgray@gmail.com

Julie said...

The wheel design of the block looks like slices of pineapple. So I think the quilt should be called pineapple unside down cake. The borders should be a soft butterscotch yellow and binding in a warm chocolate brown.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Julie
sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com

Marcia W. said...

Wonderful block. Perhaps "Girlfriend" or "Buttonmaker Wheel" as looks like the little wheel on my sewing machine buttonhole maker.
sawtooth border in two colors with darkest dark and a light

Anonymous said...

Gears, for a name. Lovely block.
cw cavy@ hotmail.com

Carol said...

I always struggle to name my quilts so I'm not much help. Your block is very nice and unusual. Congrats on being chosen for the magazine.

Peggy said...

Based on the block name and my impression of stars and flowers, I would call the quilt Star Blossom Surprise.

Linda in PA said...

I'm not good at naming quilts so I'll pass on that one. I think that this is a quilt that doesn't need a border. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

quiltma said...

I would call it
"Marriage of the Wheels & Stars"
As far as a border. I say simple you don't want to loose the wheels and stars.

Lisa said...

How about the name "Round and Round We Go"

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

I don't know that I'd put a border on that quilt...it might destract from the pattern of the blocks...perhaps just the binding in a dark color to act as a frame?
Thank you...and congratulations!
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

TheStylishHome said...

Beautiful. Sorry I'm no help in the naming dept. If anything comes to me, I will come back and post again.
Karyn

Shannon said...

I would think a dark 1, 1 1/2, or 2 inch border would be great for this quilt!!

quilt cookie said...

the quilt calls for a very simple or plain border so as not to distract from the quilt.

Carol C. said...

Your block is beautiful, and I love the quilt! It reminds me of wildflowers!

Evelene S said...

I would name it the star house quilt block.

Beth said...

My thought was "Happy Go Lucky", but I like some of the other suggestions much better, such as Watch Works and Cartwheel Crazy...you have very creative readers.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Val said...

It looks a bit like biscuits but maybe waterwheel is more descriptive.

Richard said...

looks good. thanks for the chance to win a copy of the mag

ledamewood said...

I would do a combination of borders - a solid, then maybe something simple like a soldier course or a rail fence, then another solid.

And I have to say I like the suggestion from Patty D from NC "Watch Works". I was thinking something with gears but also saw the stars in the background. Very nice effect.

Lindy said...

Re: border ideas. What about Prairie Points?

Mary said...

My favorite, favorite block so far. So intricate, so may possibilties, "Circle of Life"

kaylace said...

Good evening...
Amazing is all that I can say... way beyond my skills but wonderful to look at.
How about Khanam Mystery for the name.
Kay
Metro Atlanta

Judy W said...

What a unique dynamic block! Thanks so much for sharing!
Judy

Mama Said Sew said...

I love the movement in your block. For some reason, I thought of playing cards when I saw it. Maybe a name like Sleight of Hand?

Sheri said...

Beatiful! I love the secondary patterns that show. How about Stars Within Stars Within

Duff said...

Well, what's wrong with the name Khanam's Surprise? I think it's fabulous and quite an honor to your son's girlfriend!
If I must have an opinion, then, how about Kismet? the interconnectedness has an ethereal feel to it!
A black border would be my choice--a frame for the beauty and absolutely nothing to take my eye away from its design.
loveitloveitloveit!

jrt14 said...

Your quilt looks quite busy to me; I would either make a simple small border with one of the colors from the block or I would just bind it without a border on it.

Deb said...

how about Kalidescope? I would say Ferris Wheel but I noticed it was already mentioned. It's beautiful.

QuiltSue said...

Beautiful block. It immediately made me think of cartwheels, so I would call it Khanam's Cartwheels.

Nancy Sue said...

Maybe the name of your quilt should include an homage to your machine's casualty, and name it "Pedal"monium

Jodi said...

I would call it Khanam's Garden of Suprises.

Jodi said...

I haven't finished my first quilt yet and I wouldn't know where to start putting a border on something so complex but I would suggest peicing it to a straigt simple edge to frame the design and make it the focus. Good luck.

Jodi said...

This is the third post but rather than just leaving my name I wanted to let you know how beautiful this quilt is. Your son's girlfriend is very lucky. You are obviously very fond of her.

annmarie said...

Very interesting block. I don't think you want anything too fussy for the border. Maybe a 1" dark border first to set it off & then just some 4-6" rectangles (vertical on the sides & horizontal on the top & bottom)from the quilts fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

Patty Ashworth said...

It looks like the tile floors in the churchs or cathedrals in England. Needs a pieced border of triangles. Title needs something like the Rest on Sunday!