Imagine Quilts // Sewing Book Review

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Are you familiar with Dana Bolyard from Old Red Barn Co? Dana’s blog was one of the very first I started reading… I think I have been reading about as long as she has been writing (2007!) I have always enjoyed Dana’s blog because it wasn’t *just* about quilting–she shares so many of the things that make her life happy–her garden, her family, travels, etc. I know some people just want quilts, quilts, quilts all the time, but I’m not one of them.

Imagine Quilts Giveaway

[Book + Fabric Giveaway Details–see end of the post!]

Anyway, congratulations to Dana on the publishing of her first book, Imagine Quilts!  My favorite quilt, predictably, is the cover quilt, which she calls Posy Patrol. Also a hashtag on Instagram (#posypatrol), Posy Patrol is the term Dana and her mom use to describe their daily walk around their garden to see what is in bloom. Dana made another version of Posy Patrol here, in much bolder colors, and Diane is working on a beautiful version in Denyse Schmidt fabrics (Instagram: @ylmommyx4 or pictured here.) This quilt would look lovely in the Verna Mosquera Snapshot that I’m giving away, courtesy of Dana. Just saying.

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I love the way this quilt is photographed, and thought the pixelated ampersand would make a great quilt for a teenager, especially.

Imagine Quilts Details

Title:Imagine Quilts: 11 Patterns from Everyday Inspirations

Author: Dana Bolyard, who blogs at Old Red Barn Co Sewing For All Seasons Review + Book Giveaway

11 quilt patterns, many of them large throws (all but 3 are at least 65” x 70” ish, some bigger, some a bit smaller)

Softcover, 64 pages, published by Martingale/That Patchwork Place

58 pages of patterns, 6 pages of Terms, Tools and Tips + Tricks in the back of the book

List Price: $22.99

A bit more about Dana: If you are a fan of quilt alongs, she started a quilt along group on Flickr that has been going since 2009! She also sells handmade soap and sugar scrubs.

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Dana mentioned that she usually isn’t a pattern based sewist. She hopes, through this book, to provide you a peek into her method–she shares her inspiration for the quilt, a bit about how to turn said inspiration into the quilt, and then encourages you to do the same, both with her patterns and your own ideas. I like that Dana suggests not getting pigeon-holed into what type of quilter you are, but instead, to enjoy being a quilter!

The book is divided into 4 categories: Be Inspired by Your Stash; Use Techniques in New Ways; Look Around; & Break the Rules.

Quilt Options Imagine Quilts

I think I’m most inspired by the Warm and Cool Log Cabin Quilt (Be Inspired by Your Stash–see above) and the various layout suggestions she provides,  and Zip It! Quilt (Use Techniques in New Ways). This quilt really is a unique way to use a dresden plate block.

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Martingale is giving away a free E-book, and Dana also provided me with this beautiful Verna Mosquera (see below) fat quarter bundle.  Please leave a comment to enter (you can just say “hi” or tell me your favorite name for a baby girl. Because I’m struggling!)  I will pick a winner on Tuesday, September 2.

Free Spirit Giveaway

 

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227 Comments

  1. Kathy S
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    How about Emma for a girl?

  2. Jennifer
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Alice, just love that name !

  3. buntyw
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I love Zipit!!
    How about Lydia???

  4. Sharon Linders
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Love the fabrics and book! And Melody for a little girl who brings a song to your heart!

  5. Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    I love how many of the quilts use lots of negative space. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. snausages22
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Hi Katie,
    I love you blog!
    That book looks totally awesome!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
    snausages22@yahoo.ca

  7. Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Nice Blog. And any baby girl is beautiful. You will think of the perfect name, I know you will. There are so many awesome names for baby girls!

  8. Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    You know, if you’re struggling with the name, we’ve all done that. So you’re probably trying too hard. Just pick one that looks right when she is born and all will be good!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

      Thanks. Great advice. It was so easy to pick the name for my son and daughter, so this has been different! So many good names to choose from, I guess.

  9. Jessica
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    I wrote a list of baby girl names I liked and read it out loud a few times. My daughter kept kicking me, a LOT when I said Amelia. She didn’t react to the other names at all. She picked her own name.

    I also like Eleanor and Ruby right now, so those may go on the “if we have another” list.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

      I love how you picked your daughter’s name. I’m not sure why it’s so hard this time!!

  10. Linda
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Brynn

  11. Betsy
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    The perfect name will come to you. I know a little girl named Isabel who is so darling.

  12. Joyce Cronkhite
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Cover quilt is very cool. If I had a girl, top of the list names for me were Josephine and Carina

  13. Allison c
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    When I was younger I said I would name my first girl Crystal, but that seems so 80’s now (which makes sense). I had a boy and he is a fifth so I didn’t have to think of a name… It was kind of nice. One of my former co-workers had a baby girl and called her Penelope Jane or PJ for short and I think that’s pretty cute. good luck with the name!

  14. Julie McKay
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    How about Ella? julie.mckay@xtra.co.nz

  15. LINDA
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    HI ! I really like Emily Joy!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  16. Kay Mc
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a great book & fabric to win. I am liking the names Emmaline & Alivia right now.

  17. Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance to win! Have you considered Sarah?

  18. Dixie McIntyre
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    My two favorite names are Cass and Caris, my two adorable grand daughters!

  19. Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I like the slant of this book! As to names: don’t try to be unique. When I selected names, I went for names not currently in vogue; when my oldest got to nursery school there were two others with the same name in the class. One of my current favorites is Meghan.

  20. Anita
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Oh yeah, what a fun give away. My fingers are crossed.

  21. Judy Kozlowicki
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful fabric and book! Here’s a different kind of name: Solange (it’s French, and sounds so soft and lovely en Francaise!)

  22. Rachael Ferrera
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always loved the name Rebecca, maybe because people have often mixed up my name it. Good luck picking the right name.

  23. Ellen Ferone
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Ha! I’m the last one to give advice our daughter was home a week before we could agree on a name.

  24. Marj
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    This book looks so interesting. As for a name I’ve been forbidden to participate in that activity after I named my cat boyboy

  25. Mary
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Here are some suggestions:

    Madeline
    Elizabeth
    Isabella

    I like names where the child and later the adult can modify it.

    Mary

  26. LaDonna
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Natasha!!

  27. Diane Wiscott
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Hello! I would have to suggest the name Madelyn, because my sweet daughter Jenna is due on Sept. 3rd, and her baby’s name is Madelyn!

  28. Lea
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    This is great. Thanks! I like Amelia and Julia for girls’ names. (Right now, at least.)

  29. Joan S.
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    My favorite name is Lynden, my granddaughter’s name.
    Joan

  30. Jodi
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    If I don’t win the book, I will definitely be picking it up. Good luck on baby names.

  31. Posted August 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Ella and Clara are my two Grandmothers names and a long time before my first daughter was born I decided that, if I had a girl, she would be called Ella Clara. So I’m very happy to have had a girl! I think names should always having a meaning and a special story behind them!

  32. Dortha Clemmons
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    I like the name Ellie Grace. Congratulations on you upcoming bundle of joy.

  33. Posted August 29, 2014 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    That book looks like lots of fun:) And I’ve always like the name Autumn Brooke.

  34. Kathy Zsolcsak
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I like Lily. Great looking book and ideas.

  35. Joyce Baker
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Payton is a fun name. Love the quilt on the book cover.

  36. Tamara
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    The book looks awesome! I think we’ll have to order a copy at my library (I’m a librarian). Names for baby girls? I’m a big fan of Nora.

  37. Trudy
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Hi! Just purchased the book, and I love it! Thank you for posting about it :) as for a girls’ name…I like Belinda, but am sure whatever you choose will be lovely! Best wishes!

  38. Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    I think Heidi is a beautiful name.

  39. Maureen
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I always wanted to name my daughter Emily. But had 2 sons instead!

  40. Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Favorite girl name Hannah Charlene!

  41. Janet Moilanen
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    My friend’s daughter just had a baby girl (after 3 boys!) and named her Suvi. (pronounced Soovy) It’s supposed to be the most popular girls’ name in Finland right now. I probably like it because my children have names that originated in Finland too.

  42. Karen Thurn
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    My fourth boy picked his own name too. I couldn’t decide what to name him and on the third day after his birth I read out loud the long list of names I had made. When I got to Benjamin, he stopped crying and looked around so Benjamin (Ben for short) was it. I love the names Sophia, Isabella, Hannah, and Lilyanna. I only had one girl (named her Emily) so didn’t get a chance to use anymore on the girl’s name list. Lucky you. Picking a name is a wonderful gift a parent can give their child so choose it carefully. Great giveaway. Thanks. kthurn@bektel.com

  43. Jane Cramer
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    I enjoy your blog a great deal and share it with friends too! Maybe you’d like to look at a blog for an outdoor summer quilt show in Toronto, ON, Canada quiltsatthecreek@wordpress.ca Favourite girl’s names have to be my daughter’s “Catherine Anne” and granddaughter”s “Clara Marion”

  44. Jane Cramer
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    oops – got the blog address wrong – quiltsatthecreek.wordpress.com

  45. Teresa Pearce
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Hello! And…………Favorite girl name………….Sawyer McKenzie.

  46. Sue Moore
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    The book looks great. Baby names? Glad I’m past that stage of trying to choose! Our 2nd daughter was without a name for days until we finally chose ‘Kira’ Good luck & I hope all goes well for you.

  47. Posted August 29, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I think Briella, Ariella and Mia are pretty names :)

  48. Sharon
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    What a great book and love the layout of it. Gorgeous bundle of fabric, too. My daughter is expecting a girl (Sept 22 is scheduled C) and I threw in the name Libby, but they chose Hannah (their eldest son’s suggestion).

  49. Jayne Camporeale
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    My nephew just had a baby girl and named her Sula, it means little she bear. I love the name Katie Scarlett as well. Whatever name you pick,it will be right.

  50. Nance Mackay
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I love the name Jessie Rose, but didn’t have the opportunity to use it.

  51. Posted August 29, 2014 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    I’m a fan of all the E names people have been using lately: Eloise, Elenor, Elena, Eva… I can’t think of the others, but I know they’re out there.

  52. vicki
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    I like Sailor. :)

  53. Jennifer
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Oh I found girl names hard too! We chose Nyla (our boy name was Niall so my husband just went looking for a feminine version!). But I still love Rachel and Adelaide. :). Have fun choosing!
    The book looks great and that fabric is gorgeous.

  54. LaVerne Alves
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Dana’s book looks wonderful !!! I could use the Fabric too !!!

    I love the Alyce . Pronounced Alice. Its very old fashioned. I know you are very create and will find the perfect name. Thanks for asking it’s been fun reading all the sug. names.

    LaVerne Josephine Maria Alves

  55. Maryann
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    You’ll take one look at your baby and know what to name her

  56. Elaine O'Connell
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Hi….My favorite is what I named my daughter….Sarah. And by the way, loved your picture of Cannon Beach earlier this week. My mom was from Wheeler and often frequented Cannon Beach. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  57. lindsey
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Favorite name for a girl… Susan. Classic.

  58. DianeY
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    I have a granddaughter named Shayla and I really like that! I’m sure the perfect name will come to you

  59. Dee
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    I have twin granddaughters, Ava and Emma and a grandniece Julia….3 pretty little girls!

  60. Cheryl
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    I have always loved the name Caroline — could be nicknamed Carry or Carol or Carly. Congrats and best wishes.

  61. Kelly O.
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    I am so excited for Dana! What a great book! And congratulations on the baby girl! I love the names Nadine, Elyse, Leona and Cherise… and I should since those are my kids names but we also had Colette and Adele and Yvonne on our list…. good luck!

  62. Trudy Keller
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    I like Megan and Hayden

  63. Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    This book looks fantastic! My favorite girl’s names are Alexis and Riley :)

  64. Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    This looks like such a fantastic book. Thanks for the review. Sophie is my favourite girls name – good luck!

  65. Katherine
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always liked the name Rebekah.

  66. Katie S.
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    The cover quilt is my favorite, too. I’m working on a quilt from Vintage Quilt Revival now.
    My oldest son would have been Natalie. Our youngest son was grandson #5 on my husband’s side so we never bothered picking out a girl name. :)

  67. speechlaura
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    I would go with Laura 😉

  68. Pamela
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for this wonderful give away! I have always liked names that start with “E”…Emma, Ellen, Elisha (like Elijah…my grand daughters name ; ))

  69. Kate p
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Hazel:) it’s classic!

  70. eleana zeits
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    I love Lucy.

  71. ronnie
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I like the name “Sally”.

  72. Posted August 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    It’s a good thing we had 3 boys because we never could agree on a girl’s name!

    I like classic names: Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Rose. No too trendy, not too cutesy.

  73. Pam
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Swoon! I love this fabric! And the cover quilt is my favorite too.Thanks for the chance to win. I like the names Emily, Emma, and Eulalie. Have fun picking the name!

  74. sharon
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    I work in a NICU and have seen many names. I always think something not tooo common (Charlie, Addison) or too obscure. Something a kid can print on a school paper in the second grade and not take up too much space. and something that sounds like it looks– so everyone doesn’t mispronounce

    That being said my favorite name of all the babies that I have cared for is
    Alaire– in latin it means cheerful and its french variation is Hilary
    although technically a boys name , I think it much more appropriate for a girl.

  75. Posted August 29, 2014 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Fabric and Dana’s book! I really can’t wait to see this quilt book.
    Names: I’m partial to Jennifer or Rebecca. Although I always liked the name Hope. I like names that can be shortened for nicknames too.

  76. Lisa Marie
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Emma is a cute name.

  77. Jeanine
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    I’m really liking the quilts in this book!

  78. Posted August 29, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Dana’s book- and someone just told me about her QALs today! As for baby names, we wanted unusual and a little boy-ish; my older daughter is Arin, my younger is Noa and had my third been a girl, he would have been Jordan or Kendall or Sasha or Riley. (As it is, he prefers what we gave him, Jacob). Had we gone more feminine, I always loved Stella Blue, after the Grateful Dead song.
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

  79. Rach. C
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    The struggle for a name. It is hard as once they’ve got it, you can’t change it. My struggle would be with boy names though. We had one boys name picked out and thankfully we have only one boy, our firstborn. Our next was a girl and we named her Bethany, Beth for short. I had loved this name since before I was married. When it came to our third, we knew it was a girl but couldn’t agree on the same name. In the end we came to Ava, which I actually got from a TV show. Then it was the middle name fiasco. None of our mothers names flowed with it, so it was back to the book. After speaking lots of names out loud for a few weeks we settled upon Ava Chanel. Ava means full of life and God blessed us with exactly that. A gorgeous girl who is absolutely full of life. If I had another girl, I would want to call her Ruby. I think it helps to speak the names out loudly for a little while and see what you like. As for the competition I would love to win a copy of Imagine Quilts and some Verna Mosquera Snapshot material. Thanks Dana and Katie for the wonderful giveaway. Make sure you let us know what name you settle on eventually Katie. rachel.carson@smooth.net.au :)

  80. Ginger
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Love your blog. My grands are Harmony, Sierra, Kaia and Aurora. How about one of these names?

  81. Kathy Davis
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    My favorite name for a baby girl is Grace, My 2 year old granddaughter is called Nellie Grace.

  82. Anita C
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Juliette Julie for short..

  83. Jackie
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    I have such a hard time choosing favorite girl names; there are so many good ones! Boy names seem so much easier.

  84. Amy L
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Dana’s book looks great. I’m looking forward to checking it out at one of local quilt stores. Hopefully, one will stock it. My husband and I had a hard time picking out a name for a girl. Eventually, we went with Karen because all the women we knew with that name were strong, positive people, and it was a name that was not popular when she was born (1986). It was a good choice; she’s awesome.

  85. Melanie c
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    Love the cover quilt too!

    Girl name: Clara

  86. Sheila Fernkopf
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Such beautiful quilts in this book. I would love to win the book and/or the beautiful fabric. Thank you for the opportunity to win! :)

  87. Posted August 29, 2014 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    I think I would love this book! It looks great! As for a name — I have a couple favorites that I never got to use, since i only got boys. My 2 faves are simple, classics: Jane and Sarah.

  88. Sharon
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    I love this bundle of fabric…the colors, and roses! Can think of several quilts that would be lovely made in these colors. I named my daughter Kimberly Ann. Good luck choosing that special name.

  89. Ashley
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Hi! Check out behindthename.com and swistlebabynames.com- both helped us a lot when it came to our son. My little suggestion would be Aurora, with the nickname of Rory. It’s my favourite for a girl!

  90. Michele T.
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Hi — thanks for the opportunity to win. Favorite girl names — Molly, Meghan and Kaitlin. In case you can’t tell, I had three girls!

  91. Chris Wade
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    Love those prints! Girls names , Jamie Erica or Alicia

  92. Lynn Wilson
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    I love this giveaway! Girls names should be classic. My favorites are Elizabeth, Katherine, Ava, and Tess.

  93. Posted August 29, 2014 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    I have just started curves have always found them a challenge, but do want to try them, especially starting with the cover quilt!

  94. Tabitha Keener
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m definitely swooning about it and love the colors and inspiration! I’ve always loved Alexandra but I had a boy so it didn’t work! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

  95. Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    There are so many beautiful names for girls, it is hard to pick out just one or two! We have two kids (one and one:) and decided to give each of them a ‘family’ name and a ‘pretty’ name – my daughter is Eva Nicole (Eva for her great grandmother whom I was privileged to know well as a friend and Nicole because her father liked it:); our son is Hugh for his daily name (and has his father’s name for formal).

    Pick something lovely and short for everyday.

    :) Linda

  96. marina
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    Best name for a girl Matilda remember their life path will be different to ours, so Tilly sounds good if shes a stripper and Dr Matilda Clark sounds good over a intercom at a hospital…

  97. Sarah
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    My favorite girl’s name is Alina, with the “i” pronounced as “ee”.

  98. Sara Nixon
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    I have always liked Aubrey

  99. Nancy L
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    Sabrina Jasmeen is my daughter’s name. Spelled with 2 ee’s so it wouldn’t be pronounced as Jasmine.

  100. Chris
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    I think you have to see her face and hear her voice and then you will know the perfect name for her. That is how we named our children. You will just know.

  101. Jan
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    I like Gemma for a girl’s name.

  102. Posted August 30, 2014 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    I love Victoria for a girl’s name. :)
    sellcrystal2 at gmail dot com

  103. cdahlgren2013
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    Favorite name for a girl–Patricia Marie, nickname TC, however you want to spell it. cdahlgren at live dot com

  104. Posted August 30, 2014 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    I need this book! Anyone who tells me to stop labeling myself as a certain type of quilter and to break the rules is my kind of gal!
    As for the baby name…I had the same problem coming up with a girl name both my husband and I could agree on. Finally, a week before my little one came we both agreed we liked the name Mia. When I first saw her, I knew it fit her perfect!

    I’m sure the right name will come to you when the time is right. :)

  105. Beth T.
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    I love the name Deirdre.

  106. KAY
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    My favourite names for a girl are Susannah Rose. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. x

  107. Sue
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    This book sounds so useful, especially Be Inspired by Your Stash. There are so many lovely girls names but I think you have to wait until she arrives to see what is right for her. That is what we did, after the first few days it was just so obvious what we should call her.

  108. Posted August 30, 2014 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Victoria is a lovely name.
    The book looks very interesting, thanks for the giveaway!

  109. Posted August 30, 2014 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    I’m very interested in this book. Baby name – Amanda.

  110. Renee
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    I like the name Jeanette. The giveaways are great.

  111. Rachal Chohonis
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    Looks like a great book, and that fabric….yummy! Love the name Kirsten. …3 boys meant I never got to use it though.

  112. Susan
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    I have always loved the name Emily Grace. If I had a daughter, I would name her that and call her Emmie Grace and Gracie for another lovey name. Sounds like a great book.

  113. Posted August 30, 2014 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful book and selection of farics. Absolutely inspiring!!!!

  114. Lynndsay
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    Hi! My fav girls name is Emily or any form of!

  115. Marjorie henwood
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful giveaway. I like the name Ava

  116. Marisa
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the opportunity! I love the name Maeve.

  117. Shirley Dawson
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Looks like a great book. Always good to have new ideas to use the “stash”. I like the name Emily btw.

  118. Paula K.
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the give away. Like the namd Daphne Christine. Sincerely, Paula K.

  119. Posted August 30, 2014 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    There are way too many good names. I Like Emily, Nancy, Violet, Elizabeth, and Polly.

  120. Posted August 30, 2014 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Have two sons but if there was a girl Olivia or Deanna are my favorites!

  121. Posted August 30, 2014 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    I like Suki as a girls names. Also Pippa, Belle, Amber, Bois ( “beau-ees”) with a ” on the i, Flora, Roos ( Dutch for rose).
    Have a wonderful day!
    Esther

  122. Kerri
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    I know a little girl named Sydney. She is such a sweetheart.

  123. Posted August 30, 2014 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    If I had been blessed with a daughter I had 3 names chosen {When I had my boys I went into the labour ward with 3 names and chose the one that ‘suited’ them best when I me them :) } They were Poppy, {my absolute favourite!} Riley, and India … I also like the girls names Charli, Amelia, and Mae :)

  124. Merrilee
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Totally loving the names- probably because I have one little boy! I’ll throw Audrey and Alexandra into the mix. Can’t wait to see what you pick! and love this book- looks super!

  125. Kathy Duval
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Hi, I have 2 favorite names for girls. Kaelin and Kira are the names for my granddaughters.

  126. Joyce
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    My daughter is having a baby girl in October and they have decided on the name Charlotte. She wanted an “older” name and I think she made a wonderful choice!

  127. Karen
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Having fun reading through the comments with my daughters this morning. Not quite thirty years later they still like their names, Halle and Laura. Like a few others here Laura picked her own name when she was 2 days old!

  128. Posted August 30, 2014 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    I think I am as stumped as you are for names! So many to choose from! I remember when our third was born, I had a long list of names….it wasn’t until she was born…. Morgan…. She’s 25 now and loves her name!

  129. Sarah S
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    I’m a bit partial to the names Sophia and Paisley myself, as they are my girls names. I really struggled with Sophia’s name. We had it narrowed down to Sophia or Chloe, and when she was born my husband said, “She looks like a Sophia.” I was too tired from birth to care! Lol. Honestly I spent the next two weeks looking at my newborn and saying, “Sophia? Or Chloe?” but ultimately realized I liked them both equally and it was too late to change! Now of course, calling her anything but Sophia seems wrong! Oh, and Paisley’s name? We picked within a week of the gender reveal ultrasound!

    Would love to win, this book looks fabulous!!

  130. Janie
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    I like the name Presley for a baby girl. Good luck choosing a name it is a hard thing to do. Thanks for the giveaway.

  131. Andrea
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Beautiful book and lovely fabric! I like the classic Elizabeth for a girl, plus there are lots of ways of shortening it (Liz, Beth, Eliza).

  132. Quilting Tangent
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Cynthia, Cindy.

  133. Posted August 30, 2014 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    I like the name Issabelle for a girl. Shortened to Isa or Izzy.

  134. Jen Beatty
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    I love the name Emma.

  135. Shannon M
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    I’m so surprised that a few older names are coming back around. I love Annsley, I have only met a few but it’s so surprising that every one spelled it differently. I believe the Irish spelling is Ainsley. Good Luck!!!!
    Shannon M.

  136. Barbara
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Lovely book and fabric! I’m with the posters above who like classic names. Think about how the name would look on a letterhead. Also, think about the initials; you don’t want them to spell anything weird or crude. That said, my favorite girl’s name is Stephanie.

  137. Christine
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I love the name Monica. I named my daughter Monica and she is a beautiful, smart and all around fabulous person!

  138. Lori
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    My new granddaughter is Eloise…

  139. Gina Spanu
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    I always wanted a Sophia or Sophie for girls names.

  140. Patricia
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    I like Mia and Danielle…very feminine names.

  141. Judith Berlo-Tucker
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway. I like the name Joss, but I agree with those who said that you have to meet the baby first.

  142. barbara woods
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    i named my daughter Danette , of coures she has been Nette every since

  143. Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Elizabeth because there are so many abbreviations to use…beth, izzy, liza, ellie, elle, lizzy. It’s a strong name that can be infused with modern attributes.

  144. Jacklynn Grimm
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Two of the girls I work with have unique names for their daughters, one is Emmalyn, the other is Isla. Thanks for the awesome give away!

  145. Brynn
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    I have an Anne and an Emily – happy, sweet names :) Good luck with figuring one out!

  146. Jen Boone
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always like Amelia.

  147. Posted August 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Lovely! Thank you for the chance! Names…..this was always hard for me too! I love more classic names and tend to draw from older family members, even those I’ve never met and only heard stories of. :) I also love names that have other meaning like Autumn and Noelle. Good luck to you! When you find it, you’ll know with certainty. :)

  148. Posted August 30, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Good luck with the name, we have a funny story about our youngest daughter’s name. but, I am partial to my four daughters – Kathryn (Katy), Ashley, Courtney and Rebecca (Becky). Becky was going to be Emily, and we were also thinking of Ella (my middle name). it’s hard, knowing that what is a small decision impacts them for their entire life! But, whatever you end up choosing will be the RIGHT name for her. :)

  149. Posted August 30, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi. I am expecting a baby girl. In 11 days to be exact. My 5-year-old daughter is named Emmalynn. I see two comments up that there is another Emmalyn out there with one n.

  150. Elizabeth Bolton
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Katie! What a cool book – I would love to win this one!!
    Names….hmmmmm…… Elizabeth, Claire ……… I couldn’t decide on my daughter’s name until after she was born, either!!! You’ll be able to choose – and you still have a couple of months! Welcome, again, to the Pacific Northwest!

    Liz
    boltonia55@yahoo.com

  151. Naomi
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I really like Emma as a name, its simple and classic but not stuffy.

  152. Posted August 30, 2014 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    My lovely new granddaughter is named Rowan.

  153. Posted August 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    How about Baby Rayne? Rayne Blakesley sounds refreshing!

  154. Sheryl
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance. I like the name Mirella, pronounced mee-rey-ya.

  155. Posted August 30, 2014 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    I love the name Elizabeth! b.j.day68 AT gmail DOT com

  156. catskillquilter
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    What a fabulously detailed, insightful review of this book! I have read other reviews, but I learned quite a bit more from yours, and now I really want to read it, and be inspired by her methods! When I named my children, I always made sure that they had a long vowel sound – because those names sound much stronger. You have received so many great suggestions (above)!

  157. Adrienne
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    This book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win

  158. Posted August 30, 2014 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Picking a name for your child is such a personal experience. This is a name that they will carry with them for a lifetime and it should have some meaning for you and your husband,

    My sister allowed me to name my niece, her only daughter, about 13 years ago. My sister invited me to the birth. I got to witness all of it and then there she was in my arms and me singing to her. I called her Maya, a name that represented strength and femininity at the same time. Of course my sister had another name in mind, but the next day, my niece Maya was presented to the rest of the family.

    Best wishes for your upcoming birth and may you find a name that hits home with you. sometimes when you look into your baby’s eyes, you know just the name for them.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted September 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

      what a beautiful story! thank you for sharing.

  159. Genevieve F
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    My favorite name for a girl is Meritt. Unusual but classic.

  160. Jennifer-in-oz
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for a great give away
    Favourite names for girls:Ruby (my beautiful daughter) Stella, Bronte, and Saskia
    Good luck

  161. duchick
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    I love your idea to use your stash for inspiration. I like to do that too.
    If I had another girl (not like as I’m menopausal…somebody turn on the fan!) I would call her Dana. I like that it’s a strong name and unlikely to be shortened to a nickname.

  162. Kelie
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    I like different names, I didn’t want my children to have the same names as others that would be in their future classes. If I had another baby girl (which unfortunately will never happen) I would go with a name like Presley or Rain. My hubby says he likes the name Carley. Good luck picking one! It’s soooo hard! Xoxo

  163. Nancy Woodworth
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    The book is great. My favorite name for girls are Michelle, Madison or Heather. Good luck.

  164. Natalie F
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    The book looks great. had to pick on favorite names. I like classics. Emily, Lucy, Violet, Anna.

  165. Nancy R
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 2:38 am | Permalink

    This book and fabric look wonderful! As for a name, I have a Megan and was SUPPOSED to have a Katherine, but HE turned out to be a Sam!!

  166. Megan
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 2:53 am | Permalink

    Looks like a great book. If my baby had been a girl, my first choice for her name would have been Lauren. I also like Mackenzie and Mackenna. Good luck with the baby name!

  167. Beth Schramm
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    What a nice tribute and the book looks great Now I have another wonderful blog to follow! Thank you! For girls names, I love Elizabeth (yes – it’s mine but remember, I didn’t pick it – I just got lucky!). Also, Molly or Emma. Thanks for the giveaway!

  168. Posted August 31, 2014 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    I’m an elementary school secretary – tired of all the “creative and imaginative” names. Why burden your child with forever spelling their name for someone? I’d love to see a “Mary” now and then. My granddaughters are Abbey and Brynn.

  169. Angela van epps
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    The book and the fabrics look wonderful! I’d suggest Angela Marie – it flows together nicely without being overly common or uncommon

  170. diane
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Katie is a beautiful name..elegant, classy, and friendly.
    Thank you for sharing your tutorials with us and the opportunity for the fabrics…now that you’ve moved to Oregon I guess I can’t convince you to come back to Virginia or the south east…would have loved to have your inspiration at one of my sewing/quilt along groups.

  171. Posted August 31, 2014 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    My favorite name is Dawn and second favorite is Emily!

  172. LaDonna
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    I like Natascha.

  173. Mary
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Mary is a nice classic name….

  174. Siobhan
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    I love the cover quilt, Posy Patrol!

    For a girl’s name, hmmm. My kids have ethnic Irish names, which I love, but if I were to choose a non-Gaelic name, I’d go with something like Elodie, Olivia, or Avery.

  175. Posted August 31, 2014 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Baby girl names that I love and didn’t get to use – Ella and Claire. Loved the quilting on the gray quilt!

  176. Posted August 31, 2014 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful quilt !
    As for baby girl names–I love Lily-Ann. :o)

  177. Ruth Griffeth
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    I love the name Victoria, or Alexis, or because she will be a Joy name her Joy!

  178. Arianna M.
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always loved Elizabeth for some reason…

  179. Charlotte
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    I like Melanie or if you want to be different how about Avery??
    Great fabric. Would make a wonderful “Girly” quilt.

  180. Vicki P
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    The book sounds wonderful. And so is the name Genevieve.

  181. Kristy
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Hannah, Elizabeth, Catherine

  182. Kristi
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Lovely fabrics and beautiful book! Thanks for the giveaway.
    k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

  183. Posted August 31, 2014 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    This looks like a beautiful book! Thanks for sharing it with us! Girls names…Emma and Grace are lovely – but I agree that the perfect name often comes to you when you see her for the first time! What do your kids want to name their little sister? That might be fun (or dangerous!) to let them help select the perfect name! Blessings to you and your growing family! phoebe.bell.ingraham@gmail.com

  184. Posted August 31, 2014 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    We named our baby girl Carrie Mae….37 years ago!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

  185. Lydia March
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful book and fabric! One of my favorite names is Ella.

  186. Posted August 31, 2014 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    I have just discovered your blog from buying your “Quilt Revival book” so excellant!!! Tomorrow I will be meeting my great niece Hayden Lydia and her older sister Harper Aven. I love the names Audrey and Hailey too.

  187. Christy H
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    If our son had been a girl, his name would have been Abigail Grace!

  188. Posted September 1, 2014 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    My favorite girl’s name is Kendal. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  189. amy cav
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 2:44 am | Permalink

    Hello!! I love the name Pilar [pee-lar] – I met a girl with the name and she was very cool and the name always appealed!!

  190. Rachel Pryer
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 4:31 am | Permalink

    I love the names Darcy, Eden and Riley. All unisex kind of names. My daughter’s name is Ashleigh and my son is Darcy :)

  191. Posted September 1, 2014 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    My sister was going to name her baby Georgia Rose but he ended up being a boy. We both still love that name. My other favorite girl name is Penelope. Good luck, it can be a tough decision!

  192. Posted September 1, 2014 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    Great Book – and your favourite quilt is ‘Posy’ – so why not go down that route? Rose, Fleur and Daisy are all pretty :)

  193. Audrey
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the giveaway. I am definitely purchasing this book. Looks like a keeper. One can never have enough quilting books!
    Anyway, I love the name Violet and Stella.
    Good luck! !

  194. Posted September 1, 2014 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the great book review- added to my wish list! My nieces are named Kaya and Kallie , granddaughter is Emerson . Thanks for the giveaway chance and best wishes deciding on baby girls name:)

  195. Leslie M
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    We had picked the name Jennifer but never had a girl. Now I think I’d pick something a bit more unusual like Cassandra or Madeleine.

  196. Julie De Pauw
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    McKenzie. One of Oregon’ s beautiful rivers.

  197. Tamie
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    We had three girls and by the third one coming up with a name was getting hard. We went with Lauren, Hannah and Madison. My granddaughter (of course) is Margaret. Good luck.

  198. Dawn
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    My daughters name is Cassandra. We call her Cassie or Cass. Not too common so there weren’t classmates with that name too. Good luck!

  199. JoAnn
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    My son would have been Jill Noel if he had been a girl.

  200. Rebekah
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Oh, girl names are hard!! I have a 4-month old Anna – so pretty partial to that name at the moment. :) But it was still hard to decide!

  201. Elaine
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Love the book! I like the names Anna, Julia and Emmeline for a girl.

  202. Jenny H
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    My friend is considering the name Elodie. I thought it was really pretty!

  203. Margaret
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a great book. I’ve always liked the name Julie. Pretty and a little old fashioned.

  204. Maria
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Sarah and Molly are my two favorites (not coincidentally, my daughters’ names). Having been called the wrong name a good amount, I went for traditional and hard to mess up!

  205. Judy Allen
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    Maybe there’s a grandmother you could name her after?

  206. Nancy L
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    I like Sabrina or Leila.

  207. Mom C
    Posted September 1, 2014 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Not another K name. We have Kaylee, Kamryn, Kristian, Kamree, Kirstin, Kayden, Kendee and Catelyn. I love all the names and they fit the grandkids but I sure get confused when I try to call them! Good luck. Thanks.

  208. Posted September 1, 2014 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    That quilt back is quite cute! I named my daughter Isabel – after my grandmother :).

  209. Posted September 2, 2014 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    Lauren, Laura or Claire seem particularly graceful names to me. Best of luck in choosing!

  210. Renee G
    Posted September 2, 2014 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    I love Marcella for girls.

  211. Posted September 2, 2014 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    I’m getting excited about this book, all of the quilts look great!

  212. Caryn
    Posted September 2, 2014 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    I have five girls and still have girl names I wish I could have used. My favorite is always shifting. At the top at the moment… Julia, Alice, Veda

    • Caryn
      Posted September 2, 2014 at 2:53 am | Permalink

      And Lydia! Love that name so much!

  213. Darlene Mangum
    Posted September 2, 2014 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    As I suggested to our son…once you narrow down the name choices, stand at your back door and holler the names and see which one rolls off your tongue the easiest as you will be hollering the name for lots of years! BTW the baby’s name is Lakely and she is a sweet little angel girl.

  214. Posted September 2, 2014 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    For a baby girl, I like Dori. Love the book. Can’t wait to get a copy.

  215. bee
    Posted September 2, 2014 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    looks like a fun book! thanks for the giveaway. i like Olivia & Layla for girl names though it must be hard to choose!

  216. Erin McSweeney
    Posted September 2, 2014 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    I’m so partial to Olivia its my niece’s middle name…thanks for the giveaway

  217. suzanne
    Posted September 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    hi, my favorite girl names are Mia, Rhemy and Elise…and I used all three.

  218. Stewart
    Posted September 2, 2014 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    I love names like McKenzie or Madison for a little girl.

  219. Posted September 3, 2014 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    I prefer using names from my family, though I let my husband pick our daughter’s first name and it wasn’t but her middle name is from both of our family’s from generations back — Caroline. Other names in my family I like are Emma, Emily, Clementine, Lorine (pronouced like loreen).

  220. Posted September 4, 2014 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    I’ve always liked the name Leah. An Irish friend of mine is named Bride and I like that name also.

  221. Abby
    Posted September 21, 2014 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I have a Lara Elizabeth who is perfect but it was hard to pick. We decided while in labor on the way to the hospital. I had a friend who listed all the names in the “personals” section of the paper and they all got ruled out. I didn’t want a hookers name…
    My mum always said to yell it in the playground and see if 10 kids turn around and see if you could yell it repeatedly. I know the giveaway is over but thought I’d chime in.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted September 24, 2014 at 12:54 am | Permalink

      I love the playground idea! So smart. Especially because all the names I like are suddenly trendy!

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