Creating At Home asked me to do a pattern test of her Chevron Accent Throw quilt pattern. I was really excited, because for a long time I had been wanting to do a chevron quilt based on a favorite sweater.
As written in the pattern, there are three block configurations, which are then sewn together in four rows of four blocks each. The cool thing is that you make a total of eight Block 1 (and four each of the other two block configurations), and then in four spots, you just turn Block 1 around end for end to continue the chevron pattern--easy peasy.
It is written as a two-color quilt. Of course, I added to the degree of difficulty by making it with seven different colors, which meant I had to follow the diagram, but instead of sewing it together block by block, I sewed it together row by row. That took a little bit longer, and is a complete deviation away from the pattern as it is written, but it adds to the pattern's versatility. The other thing I really like is that is an uneven chevron.
When I started my blog in 2006 (http://www.creatingathome.com/2006/09/new-ribbon.html) I was a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and wanted to have a blog to share my cards and scrapbooking pages with other stampers. I also needed a name for my growing downline group. At that time I chose "imagine. dream. create." as my blog name and I loved it/lived with it for several years. Once I gave up stamping and turned my pursuits more towards quilting, sewing and diy I decided my blog needed a fresh new look and a new name, too. I wanted the name to encompass all of my hobbies and not be too specific. At first I thought of "Creating a Home", but it was already taken and then I thought "Creating at Home" was the perfect name for my blog! Now I go back and forth on it and think I could've come up with something better, but I'll stick with this. It was a bit of a pain to switch everything over to the new name and domain and I am sure I lost some blog readers during the switch!
Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?
Now that you are recognized by your blog name, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
I'm happy with the name overall. Just recently I was introduced in person as "Cindy from Creating at Home" to a group of enthusiastic women. It was a little surreal that I'd be known by my blog name, but it made me so happy.
Creating at Home, because there are hints on painting furniture, slip covering, recipes, really such a broad spectrum of wonderful things to help you create a warm and inviting home.
Cindy has also generously offered to give away one Chevron Accent Throw pattern. So, let's see. Have you ever made a chevron quilt?
Thanks for playing The Name Game this week, Cindy. I'll be working my way through your archives to pick up some ideas for doing some creating here in my home!