Monday, September 17, 2012

The Name Game: Grace and Favour

The first thing I want to say this morning is that I am no longer going to apologize for warn you about picture-heavy posts. There are just too many gorgeous photos out there with projects large and small made by quilters agreeing to be on the Name Game. You don't mind, do you? I didn't think so...

Have you gotten to know Carla yet? Her blog title is:

She let me choose the photos this week, and let me tell you, I had the best time going through her archives! I plan on starting from the beginning and working my way up to the present. You should consider doing that too!

Before she tells us how she chose her blog name, I can tell you a couple things about Carla. She loves...
And hexagons apparently love her back!

Carla, how did you choose the name for your blog?

While flipping through a book, I saw the words "grace and favour". For whatever reason, I loved the sound of the two words together, and wrote them on a little piece of paper, and tucked it away. So much of our dealing with people depends on grace. When I was thinking of starting a blog, I came across that little slip, and knew that would be the name. Grace is one of my favourite words--God's grace.

Low volume quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts
Were there other names you considered, and can you share any of them with us?

I hadn't really considered another name as the blog came together rather quickly.
Now that you are recognized by Grace and Favour, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?
I'm quite happy with the name.. Because I am a bit of a hexagon nut, I imagine a different name would have to include something about hexies : ) For now, it's staying the same.
Please go to Grace and Favour, and say hello to Carla. And spend some time looking around. You will be thrilled with all the inspiration. She is a great writer, a great photographer, and there are so many beautiful things to see on her blog.

I'm closing with these photos of Carla's quilts taken in the snow...because it continues to be 100 degrees here in the central valley of California.
Thanks, Carla, for playing along this week!


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Susan said... #

Carla does beautiful work! Thanks for introducing her to to check out her blog!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

I love Carla - it's nice to learn more about how she named her wonderful blog!

Betty said... #

I loved reading about Carla (and her blog space is great!). And what about that divine flying geese quilt - yours? Pattern? Tutorial? Where?

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Beautiful work, Carla! :)

Debbie said... #

Carla is great fun & does beautiful work - and oh those hexies!! Totally inspiring!!

Heidi Staples said... #

Carla is amazing! This is always such a fun feature to read -- thanks for sharing!

Katy Cameron said... #

Oooh, fab collection of work there, especially love the hexies!

Deborah said... #

I have to say that Carla is one of my favorite!! She is the ideal blogger.....lovely projects, interesting to read....and a friendly person. I am a number one fan!

Cindy Sharp said... #

Carla is one of my favorites....Grace and Favour is a great name.

felicity said... #

Carla is lovely as are her quilts!

Needled Mom said... #

Her work is lovely! I love her hexagons.

Carla said... #

I've visited Carla's blog several times....such beautiful creations. I'm going to go back again!

OPQuilt said... #

What a lovely name for a lovely blog: Grace and Favour. It almost has an old-fashioned virtuous ring to it. And so many lovely pictures--I love it when you showcase a blog and add lots of photos--never apologize!

Elizabeth E.

Marit said... #

I love this blog (been following a few weeks now). Carla makes such beautiful quilts! My favorite is the mini quilt with minis on the clothes line...

Anita MW said... #

Carla is one of a kind! I have known her for many years and though I am not a quilter, I drool over all of her creations! She truly is full of grace and God has granted her favour in her fingers and her soul.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Just catching this now that I know Carla thanks to you Cindy. It's always so nice to learn a little more about my bee mates.