Friday, July 9, 2010


I want to see what sort of applique designs I can make by repeating this simple shape and by asking what if...?, what if...?, what if...?

The design possibilities using this simple shape are endless. I just wish I knew what to call this shape. Any suggestions?

For more applique ideas go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Applique.


  1. When all else fails I refer to a book of names intended for babies, or an atlas!
    It is a very versatile shape so how about Vera, or perhaps Vernon if its a boy!

    Judy B

  2. Judy

    Cute names. I like your method of picking names.

    When I need a name for a quilt I've made,I often go to my map of Alberta and chose the name of a town. When I need a name for an alphabet I've designed, I go to my map of Calgary.

    However, in this case, I am looking for something a little more generic like circle, or square, or half-moon, or tear-drop, or sickle.

    Now that I think of it, what I am really looking for is not a name but a description. How can I describe this shape in three words or less?

  3. It looks like half of a quotation mark, so you could call it "Half Quote" or "Quote me" or something like that??

    Great design work!

  4. Elsie.

    I like your idea. I can refer to it as a single quotation mark. Cool.

  5. The first thing that came to my mind was swoosh. And I like the shape! I like how if you turn it facing in, it's smooth, and if you turn it facing out, it's spiky.

  6. Peggi

    Now that you mention it, it is a bit like the Nike swoosh - only chubbier, and not as long.

    Since sometimes it's smooth and sometimes it's spiky, perhaps I should call it a two-faced swoosh.