How did you choose the name for your blog?
The short answer is that I called this blog ‘Rainbow Hare Quilts’ because I had a different blog called ‘The Rainbow Hare’ and I made this blog to focus on sewing, quilts and textile art. I couldn’t manage to keep up with two blogs, though, and this was the one I’ve kept going with. I originally intended to turn some designs from the first blog into quilts and wall hangings on this one but I’ve only done one so far…
The answer to “Why Rainbow Hare” is a little longer:
Before I started blogging I saw some hares in cages at an agricultural show. At that time I was studying and working long hours and I had no time to do anything creative. I identified with the hares as being confined and prevented from natural expression and creativity so the idea of a hare becoming free of its cage was like a metaphor for starting to blog and sewing again.
I chose the ‘rainbow’ part because I associate colour with happiness and difference and possibility (for example, you can combine or mix colours in new ways and endless variations), as opposed to monochrome shades which I put on the side of the cage, for example being dull and grey and dreary or having rigid black and white thinking.(Later I discovered I’d actually seen Belgian Hares, which are a type of domesticated rabbit so named because they originated in Belgium and have been bred to resemble hares http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-belgian-hare.htm/).
Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?
I didn’t consider any other names at the time. The other day I thought ‘The Quilter of Foxhunt Green’ might have a nice ring to it but if we ever move house I’d have to change it again!
Now that you are recognized by Rainbow Hare, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
I’m happy with the ‘Rainbow Hare’ part but I’m not so sure about the word ‘Quilts’. I do love making quilts but I also like making wall hangings, cloth dolls, felt hares…anything in fabric or yarn so I think my blog is really a sewing blog rather than a strictly quilting one.
Rainbow Hare and say hi to Janine.
Next week, Molly will be here from Sew Wrong Sew Right. She has a great story about a blog name she might have considered. You won't want to miss it. And then we will take a break until September. Stay cool.