Monday, January 17, 2011

Inspired by a name....

Been thinking a lot about names lately, probably because I know several folks expecting munchkins we have been throwing names about.  I love my mother's name and have gotten the notion to design a quilt that will fit her name...of course when I think of my mother's name, I also think of her parents and why they decided to name her this.  I think of her humble beginnings.  So a quilt bearing her name would have to have elements of her personality. 

So here are the beginnings of the ELOISE quilt....humble beginnings...for and inspired by Eloise...

She loves Liberty I have to throw in some Liberty....she loves dots as much as her daughter.  I did not always have such a love affair with dots.  As I recall, as I young girl I would turn up my nose each time she would look at a dress or skirt with polka dots....we have come full circle.

And I have to add a vintage feedsack...she grew up in South Eastern Kentucky...and life for her was not luxurious!  Although she would not say it was fact, I am sure she would say it was pretty simple...

That is where I am for now.  Three works in progress!!!  geesh!!!


  1. I love this already! Lovely fabrics, all with a story behind - and circles!

  2. This is going to be amazing. I can't wait to see more of Eloise!

  3. I love this idea! And I love the name Eloise. Can't wait to see more from this Mary! :)

  4. no way! my husband and all his people are from south eastern ky, too.

    love the name, love where you're going with this project!

  5. Love the story - great challenge and inspiration for a quilt!