Friday, April 13, 2012

MOROCCAN TILES

Does anyone else have trouble naming their quilts? I pondered this for quite some time, when I thought, maybe it doesn't have to have the word hexagon in it at all!  I thought it kind of resembled tile, so I googled "Images for Moroccan tiles" and a whole page of awesome inspiration popped up. I think my quilt kind of looks like some of what I saw, so Moroccan Tile it is : )



When I was taking these pictures, no one screeched to a halt and said "Hey! That reminds me of when I was in Morocco.........."



However, one lady did say, "Are you actually going to publish those pictures somewhere?"  Too funny.


The 'tiles' measure 17 3/4" across. The quilt measures 72 x 85.  Another scrap buster.


When I made Carli's quilt, about 9 years ago, I called it Tumbling Blocks. How boring is that?
This is one of the images from google.


Had I known about this site then, I would have called it "Steps to the Palace" or  "Palace Floor" or something much more creative I'm sure.



Anyway, this is as close as I will ever get to Morocco, so I am going to enjoy these while I can.

Have an amazing week-end.

Linking up with Amanda for Finish it up Friday.

24 comments:

Pieces of Cotton said...

Both quilts are amazing.

Debbie said...

Both quilts are really beautiful! I haven't gotten into the habit of naming my quilts. yet.

Marie said...

Love your quilts, Carla, plus they are named just perfectly.
Marie

Mama Bell said...

Awesome piecing on both quilts! And great photography as well. Thanks for sharing.

beaquilter said...

both are awesome! is the strip one out of jelly rolls? and the hexies I assume were done by hand?

Cindy said...

I'd call them beautiful! But "Fred "would be a good runner up. :0)

Kat said...

I've only named a few of mine, as I find that picking the right name is usually as much work as creating the quilt. I love the name you picked - and the quilts!

Cathy Tomm said...

Love the new quilt. I like the photos you took.

Sue said...

Your quilts are just beautiful!! Such nice work.

I love the quilt in your header too! Very nice:) And I also really love the name of your blog.

Diane-crewe said...

love the colours in both quilts... I dont bother naming mine ... would make my brain hurt!!!

Jennie said...

I'm impressed that you name your quilts. I had a hard enough time coming up with baby names. If I'd named my babies the way I name my quilts they'd be named "Blue-eyed girl" and "Brown-eyed boy" - don't think that'd fly!

vintage grey said...

These quilts are so amazing!! Wow, I wish I could quilt like you!! Have a lovely weekend!! xo Heather

Leslie said...

these are both so stunning....the Moroccan tiles are beautiful

Betty said...

Oh Carla you've done it again! How beautiful this quilt is. You are amazing!

Deborah said...

Remarkable! You are one amazing quilter!

Sana Saroti said...

A beautiful name for a beautiful quilt! And oh my, you are so fast!!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I usually name my quilts something like "Sarah's quilt'. Sew original.

**nicke... said...

HOLY CRAP!!!!! amazing!

Shauna said...

Moroccan Tiles is beautiful and has a great name. Did you did the hexies by hand? Love your pictures!

Megan said...

Whoa, so many hexies! I like your strippy hexagon quilt, too - the grey border really makes the hexagons stand out!

Nicole G said...

I really like the bits of orange in your morrocan tiles quilt. they make it special.

Hilachas said...

Both quilts are gorgeous, no matter what you call them!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Great job on the scrap busting! I don't really name my quits, I just call them by their recipient's name, like "Kelsey's quilt" or "Naomi's quilt" usually.

Kelli said...

LOVE your quilt, and love the name!! :o) The hexie quilt is a stunner, too. Pretty FW block, and love the hexie that you made!
xo