09 February, 2008

Survey Said: "RED"

The results of the survey, "Help Me Decide" are in. Red, it is! Rather than "float" the swap-blocks out on field of black they are now reined in, held captive and enhanced by the inner, red zinger, border. Thanks to one and all who voted and helped me make the ultimate decision. There were not only an abundance of comments (everyone had an opinion) on the blog, but also e-mails from non-bloggers and a phone call too! You never let me down when I seek assistance, I deeply appreciate your insight and perspectives. One more top to add to the ever-growing pile awaiting the arrival of "Sundance", the long-arm quilting machine!

Oh yes, the soon-to-be-here long-arm has officially been named! My husband came up with the winner, I had solicited his help a while ago. Like all expectant "parents" we were having a tough time choosing, and settling on, a name. (There's always the problem with negative name association; problem machines we've had in the past, that sort of thing!) In a moment of pure inspiration, Sundance came to mind and was immediately agreed upon, it was that easy! The APQS Road Show that I attended last fall was held in a hotel by that name; so, it's not only where I first met my eventual long-arm, but the name also conjures up (to me) an idyllic image of the the sun (as well as the machine) "dancing" over the quilt's surface creating hills and valleys of light and shadow through stitches. It's a great name, don't you think? Expect to see Sundance working her magic here before too long. And so it goes... opinions, choices, decisions; it's all good.

Life is Good!

11 comments:

meggie said...

That is a stunning quilt!
Enjoy Sundace when she arrives!

CONNIE W said...

Beautiful! I haven't named my Millie but at times I call her Millie, or T-Rex, and sometimes I just call her names! Especially when she doesn't play nice. It's nice to know that my Millie's cousin is coming to your house. You are going to enjoy Sundance very, very much, is my prediction.

quiltkeemosabe said...

Your quilt looks beautiful. Guess you're not the only one finishing up some long awaited projects. And Sundance is the perfect name and I can see the two of you dancing over many, many quilts to come!!!!! Looking forward to sharing some wonderful stories with you soon!

atet said...

That red is perfect -- it really does reign in those blocks and make them pop at the same time :0). Love your bom that you're working on as well. That angel is just precious.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fabulous finish! Congratulations.

Chris named her long arm "Iris" - conjures thoughts of beautiful flowers (and it doesn't hurt that Iris is actually a soft shade of lavender)...

I will think many good thoughts that you and Sundance hit it off like Chris and Iris have!

Quilt Memories said...

"Sundance" HUMMMMMMMM, Yep, I like it,I too see you and Sundance dancing around to the hum of her moving over the beautiful tops you have waiting for and all the rest to come.Yes, I love her name!!! J

Cheryl said...

What a beauty!!! Sundance is absolutely the perfect name.

mamaspark said...

Wow, a new ong arm...how exciting! I hope she arrives soon, the anticipation is murder!

Libby said...

The red is perfect *s*

Karen Dianne Lee said...

What a lovely descriptive post of what "quilting making the quilt" is and can be. Dancing over the surface creating hills and valleys of light and shadow.

Great read.

...happy with the red, too!

Reading Red Love, *karendianne.

Owens Family Adventures said...

I love it that you nammed your machine!! I have a new Juki and her name is Jules...Jules the Juki. Heeheeheehee
Enjoy your longarm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And make sure you post pics when Sundance comes home!!!
dawn