Here’s the Next Quilt for an Hour

I would have posted it sooner but I couldn’t find my camera.  I had taken pictures last night.  Decided to give up and take another picture  using a different camera and couldn’t find another memory stick.  The only one that isn’t lost was in the lost camera so I guess technically, it was lost too.  Finally found the camera and Vince and I have been sitting here for an hour trying to think of a name for the quilt.  Any suggestions?  You don’t want to hear what we came up with.  I stand by my original opinion that whoever came up with the idea to name quilts should be . . should have moths in their stash!  Not really . . I hate moths!  I had pantry moths once.  They were horrible and I was so afraid they’d turn into cotton fabric eating moths but they didn’t.  They’re gone now if you’re wondering . . though I doubt you care about my infestation of bugs!  But, can you please think of a name for this quilt?  Then will you please think of a name for every future quilt I make?  Thanks!

And then .. I thought I had posted this entry several hours ago and just realized I’d only saved it as a draft.  Maybe I should give up before I even start!  Nope, I’m not a quitter!

Anyway . . here’s the quilt:


If you follow the instructions, the quilt will measure 63″ x 81″.  It can easily be made larger.  If you stick with the same size blocks and sashing, and use the same size borders I have suggested, the pieced border will fit — with additional blocks needed though.

In this quilt, I used white as the light background, yellow as the dark background and purple as the border fabric.

I’m making a second one and these are the fabrics I’m using:


The lightest cream, on the right side, is my light background, the tan in between the light cream and red is my darker background and the red is my border fabric.

Here’s the amount of fabric you will need:

Light Background – 2 yards
Darker Background – 1-3/4 yards
Border Fabric – 1-1/4 yards
Binding Fabric – 5/8 yard
Variety of colored fabrics – fat quarters will work

In the first quilt, I used brights.  In the second quilt, I’m using more muted darker colors.

Instructions will begin on Monday.  There are 12 or 13 hours.  There were 12 but then I realized I’d left out Hour #3 so I fixed that and now I don’t remember how many hours I ended up with.  Guess it could mean there are only 11 hours.  It’s all on my other computer.  We’ll be done in either 11, 12 or 13 hours!

Who’s going to participate with me?



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    I’ll try to join in, but don’t be surprised if I get behind! 😮 I have a lot going on now, but I love the squares~ how about ‘Scrappy Squares’ or since it kind of reminds me of film or photo frames~ ‘Picture It’. 😉 Ok, so I’m not very good at names either~ LOL 🙂 Thanks Judy for designing such cuties to keep us busy!~ I really need another Quiltathon! :))

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    Sandra (Sandy Gail) says

    Here’s another name for the quilt: “Louisiana Square Dance” Great quilt, Judy. Thank you for being so creative and generous!

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    Cindy says

    What about “Freeze Frame”? The outside border sort of resembles those little film strips that we watched in school….the ones that had no sound and someone had to manually advance the film strip. Then because the bigger squares are surrounded by the little squares, it looks like the “video” is frozen.

    I also know there’s a song titled “Freeze Frame” and if you think about it the center blocks sort of look frozen against all of the smaller blocks.

    Ok, I’m feeling really old now so I’ll go back to doing homework.

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    karen dixon says

    This is a gorgeous quilt, but it loks like “Mutant Lifesavers” to me.

    Happy stitching

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    Terri says

    Cute Judy! ok I’m going to try and do this and see if I can keep up. Work is pretty busy right now plus I’ve got the added obsession of trying to decide on a long arm 🙂 and I need tops to quilt when I get it!

    The first thing I thought of was Freeze Frame also, but now I’ve got the J.Giles Band song “freeze frame” stuck in my head!!

    Thanks for doing this again!

    ps dang I just remembered I haven’t finished the last (and first) QIAD I did lol.

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      Terri says

      uhhhh can you tell we were talking about Eleanor Burns today? That should be your QFAH! sorry…..

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    I like Frame Game and Square Dance listed above. Actually, I like Square Dance a lot! It’s better than anything coming to my mind.

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    I’m going to attempt to do this and keep up. I am BAD at naming quilts, though, and none of mine have names (aren’t you just horrified to know that??)….so sorry I can’t help out with a name but the others have some good ideas on that, I see.

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    How about “Be there or be Square” ?? That came to my mind after reading the other comments. I’m so bad making up names for my quilts too. My latest project has a subliminal name. It could be interpreted two ways. I’ll blog about it maybe on Monday since it is a challenge quilt at our show and I won’t have it back until Sunday. The theme is 10 years / 10 colors.

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    Kathy says

    I was thinking of “Square Cheerios,” or “Squares in a Circle,” or “Circles Squared,” but I really like, “Freeze Frame!”

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    Aaaaah, Judy — just today I had decided that I wouldn’t be able to do an October quilt, and now here you are with one I CAN finish in time. Heading off to paw through my Halloween fabrics 🙂

    P.S. I like Square Dance

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    Great names suggested. Not sure if this is a “great” name suggestion, what about “It’s Hip To Be Square!” I’m hoping to keep up with this one. Thanks for all you do and give!

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    Hola amiga, lo llamaria cuadrados en fuga, si lo miras un ratito parecen escaparse metiendose unos en otros.
    Hare el trabajo con sus instrucciones. Gracias por compartir.

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    I like lots of the name ideas but this quilt is my “Boxed Delight”
    A name is a hard choice with so many good suggestions ~ I’ll be happy with any name you choose and look forward to the next adventure.
    Blessings for your good work Judy! Keep ‘um coming.

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    I love your quilt and I would make it if I had more time but just don’t have it right now unfortunately.
    I would called ” All Squared Up”
    Very fun pattern.
    Warmest regards,

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    I”m like the others and usually don’t name my quilts…….the person recieving the quilt usually doesn’t care about the name anyway. So when I seen this and read the story I thought…………”All Boxed Up”………It looks like a great project, but to only find the time.


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    Himmel und Hoelle (meaning Heaven and Hell) as this reminds me of the game of that name we used to play when I was small. You had chalk squares on the ground and had to hop through them in a certain order.

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    Penny says

    I love the quilt but I am not sure if I will have the time to do it. My favourite suggestion for a name is Louisiana Square Dance.

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    Anita says

    The quilt looks to me like ‘restaurant dishes’ . The kind you might see in a fancy asian place. Kind of looks like a set table.

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    dawn says

    I like Louisiana square dance myself. I am also not good at naming names but know a good one when I see it. LOL
    beautiful quilt

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    Lydia says

    I rarely name my quilts — only when something really jumps out at me. Or I’ll just call it by the pattern name, or the block name or what group I made it with (The Stash Sisters block swap quilt, for example). So I have no particular ideas on a name, bright or otherwise. Though I like several of the suggestions already given.

    I’m going to try to play along, but I’ll be gone for a week-long retreat the second week, so I may have to catch up when I get home, as I don’t think I’ll have Internet access while I’m gone. But maybe I will… We’ll see.

    I like the one you’ve already made, but I really like those deep, rich colors of the new one you’re making! Nice project to be working on as we begin to head into autumn 😉

    Thanks, Judy, for sharing this design with us. You rock!

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    Carla says

    The first thing I thought of when I look at your quilt was “Box’s around Town”
    This looks like a fun quilt to do, you can count me in.

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    Marilyn says

    Reminds me of Chicklets gum, or the new Dentyne gum that comes in the little green round box and the commercial where the guy goes up to strangers and offers them them gum and if they hold out their hand he says “Friend request accepted”

    So, I’d name it Friend Request, or Chicklets.

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    Cynthia says

    I love the quilt. Even the many borders don’t scare me. I am going try to make it. No, I will make one!

    How about My Little Town for a name. It looks like a plot map to me.
    Or – Houses and Farms.


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    Becky says

    I love your quilt, but I do not have a name for it. Looks great! We had those grain moths too and they were so hard to get rid of. I finally found the strongest scented candle I could find and put it in the cupboard uncovered and UNLIT and the moths were gone in a couple of days. It has been years and no more moths. The candle is still in there, so every once and a while I scratch the surface a little so there is a scent. works like a charm.

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    Norma says

    I love it! It is perfect for a triangle-phobic person like me! Count me in, although I will have to do all the hours on the weekend not the day to day hours like most of the others. I love the name, “No Time to Be Square”! I brings in the hourly time frame we are working in and the obvious square design.

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    Didn’t you say there would be 8 borders? I think you should name it “Eight Squared”…

    I wish I could say I could do this. I just know that I have too much on my plate at this point. I do really like it though. I love the squares….

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    I can’t help you with a name:-( but I do LOVE it and it is perfect for my handdyes—-I will be participating! Thanks so much for sharing your gift with us!

    xoxo Hugs!

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    Linda in Paducah says

    I was going to suggest “Square Pegs” but I like some of the other suggestions better. Looks like if you stick with squares, you’ll have titles for at least the next dozen quilts.

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    Gee, the first 3 names I thought of were already mentioned (Hip to be Square, Boxed In, and Hopscotch). . . ok, how about: “1 square, 2 square, Red square, Blue square” (I’m channelling Dr. Seuss I guess!!) hehe hehe

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    Cindy B says

    Looks like Bunch of Chunks to me. I like it a lot. I’m surrounded by the young female generation and this it the type of design that really gets them interested. Show them a hand pieced Storm at Sea and they barely give it a second glance.

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    Diane says

    You have to hear this in my singing voice…”Love it!!!” well maybe you should hear it in my daughters singing voice I don’t sing that well. 🙂
    I think this will be great! Thanks for all your work!

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    Louisiana Square Dance was the name suggested that I liked.

    Since my fabric is all packed up except what is kitted for projects I placed my order with Thousands of Bolts today.

    I might not get my fabric until Monday or Tuesday. I think I can catch up in a few days if I get a late start.

    Thank you for this project. I am finishing one this week and I will have time to get the studio cleaned up to start on your next design.

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    Sally in St. Paul says

    Love it, love it, love it. I can’t wait to go home from work, and start pulling out fabrics to use.

    Sally in St. Paul

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    I don’t know why but my 16 yr old son thinks it looks like a party dress. I wonder what he does at parties? And I like the name “Bunch of Chunks” but “Louisiana Square Dance” has a better ring to it.

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    I love the idea of LA Square Dance… but for me when I look at it, it reminds me of flying over a large city and seeing all the buildings… some big ones surrounded by lots of little ones…

    call me odd. LOL but your quilt is very nice Judy. Love the orange 😉 and those 8 borders are perfect. Question do you sew them on 1 at a time or all together then add to the quilt..?

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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    I like the names “chicklets” or “small town square” because both of these names remind me of all the fun posts I’ve read on your blog about you enjoying your town and your chickens!
    I hope to be able to play along…looking forward to it, but haven’t got a clue about my fabric yet.

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    Carol says

    How about “Rock around the Block” or a takeoff of LA Square Dance and Nesting Boxes, “Chicken in a Square”?

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    Lynn E says

    I swore I wouldn’t start another quilt …. but to whittle down my stash and only take up an hour a week….I can’t resist. Count me in … and I like the name square pegs….where’s my hammer?

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    Sharon says

    I said no. Then I saw it and you know I have to do it. I need a quilt for a Christmas gift for son’s gf and this would be perfect. I was wondering how I was going to get that done anyway and now I know. I vote for the LA Square Dance.

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    Norece says

    I am going to call my “All Boxed Up” as I am going to make it for my UPS driver. I am going to use browns and tans. Thanks Judy for designing the perfect quilt for me.

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    I’m just curious what the dimensions are for the center part (with the yellow background). I’m expecting and think it would make a great baby quilt.

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    I would like to participate. Not sure I will be able to keep up but I certainly will try.
    I thought of this one but noticed it mentioned already – City Blocks,

    Others – City Side or Squared Up.

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    Somehow I am sitting on the fence for QFAH though I like the idea – and the design! Just arrived on your blog via Sue’s blog and are contemplating. I guess that makes my participation a definite “maybe”. Will decide by Monday.
    Thanks for putting it up!

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    Roma says

    Judy, I am lagging behind, as usual.
    When I fist looked at your quilt What came to my mind was
    ” The Big and Small of it All”.
    Beautiful as always

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    Polka Dot Squares. That is what it said to me the instant I saw it. Thanks for the instructions. My first time here. Got the link from Patilou’s quilts.

    I will be back.