Name My Quilt: Rashida Coleman-Hale’s Triangle Quilt

Last weekend I took a class with Rashida Coleman-Hale of I Heart Linen.  This pattern is a quilt she designed and made in a week for Spring Market, and the pattern isn’t for sale yet, so I think I’m the second-ever person to make one!  Since triangles are not in my wheelhouse per se, I stepped outside my normal color palette, too. After I made it, I realized I apparently really like the Miami Dolphins.

To Be Named

Here’s a close-up of the feature fabrics. I picked up a FQ of Rashida’s robot print in linen and of Heather Ross’ Mendocino octopii at Intown Quilters where the class was held. My original inspiration for the color choice was the blue background with the orange marbles on the ropes (below the octopii).

To Be Named Close-Up

This little octopus was serendipitous as I wasn’t fussy cutting the smaller triangles and this guy just popped up. With his tiny green robot friend.

Serendipitous Octopus

And here is the back. I mostly wanted to use most of the fabric leftover from the front (hence the 60 degree angles in the big pieces), so I pieced three different long rows and joined them with some more of the Kona Snow which I used on the front.

To Be Named Back

So, now that I’ve given an overview of the quilt, you can help me name it! Here are the ones I’ve come up with:

  • Serendipitous Octopus
  • Miami Steampunk (because of the Miami Dolphins colors, and that the robots and octopii are references from one of my favorite book series, The Parasol Protectorate, started by Soulless by Gail Carriger. The fourth one, Heartless, just came out!)
  • Steve. Because, really, I might just start giving ALL my quilts random proper names.

If you have another suggestion, leave it in the comments!  Otherwise, go vote in the sidebar.

I’ll talk about the process of sewing with equilateral triangles in the podcast tomorrow.

8 Replies to “Name My Quilt: Rashida Coleman-Hale’s Triangle Quilt”

  1. The only other possible name would be “Serendipitous Robot”, but octopus is a better thing than a robot, so…

    …but wait, I didn’t notice Steve. I may have to steal your plan of giving quilts proper names, because that’s amazing.

  2. Steve makes me think of the movie Mulitiplicity, where the copy of the copy who wasn’t so bright was called Steve. I also don’t think this reminds me of the miami dolphins in any way. Love the Steve Robot Octopus quilt! And the equilateral triangles!

  3. I think it would be hard to keep track of which one was Steve and which one was Scott, in a LOST kind of way.

    Serendipitous Octopus is awesome, and would also be a great name for a rock band.

  4. The Robo-Octopus quilt is so cute. You are a brave soul. I have made a couple of things out of Rashida’s “i heart patchwork” book. Love her style. How about naming the quilt Robo-Octo?

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