Saturday, 12 March 2011

I i i i i t's ...

Post 6
... competition time.

 Not a quiz this time, something a bit different.

As you know,this is  the Quiltalong quilt, which is called  Scatty Christmas Stars.  So what I want to know is, why did we call it that?

Leave a comment on this post with your theories (serious or funny) as to how and why it got it's name, and I'll announce the winner on Monday morning.

There will be a small prize for the winner,  (Hmm, note to self:  decide what the prize is going to be.)  So good luck everyone.

17 comments:

  1. My theory is that the quilt is named like this because the blocks are scattered... just like all those things we are trying to do and accomplish around Christmas time!!

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  2. Scattered moments of time to make for Christmas?
    Hey there Sue! I've been quilting but not Christmas related today. Hope everybody enjoyed the day sewing today.

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  3. It's called Scatty Christmas Stars because as you were laying them out on the floor and your cat came along and kept playing with them...so you yelled "Scat! Scat! Leave the Christmas Stars alone" but of course she didn't and they got Scattered...hence the name! :o) Yeah...you're right..I don't know...but I have GOT to put down the wool and go for a swim...ouch!! It's HOT!!
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  4. I like Paulette's guess. I can't think of a single reason why you might have done that. Well, I just looked up "scatty" on the internet. It says disorganized, flighty, frivolous. Also a part of the name of a British sitcom. None of which seem to fit. I'll go with the blocks are just blocks. We have the option ofsacattering them around to suit ourselves.

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  5. My guess is that you took the name from a jazz band that lets each member play their variation of a song and this quilt has each block being a variation of a star!

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  6. somebody is scattered brained???

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  7. Well, having met you, I can hardly say you are scatty at all, so I guess it must me be then! Perhaps we are all a little scatty!

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  8. I thought perhaps you had a cat that wanted to lay down on the blocks, or perhaps you scattered the blocks and picked them randomly for placement! :0)

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  9. Hmm..hard one! All "scat" things seem so negative..you have wild animal scat (poop), scat to shoo things away, scattered brain..etc. So, because I think this is a wonderful pattern, I think it must have been opposite day when you named it!!!!

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  10. I was going to go with the scattered theory like Mimi, then I was going to go with the cat theory like Paulette, and everyone else's theories are logical, so my theory is that the S is for Sue, and the C is for Cathi. I don't know for sure what the atty is for.

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  11. I thought about scattered when I heard scatty.

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  12. I guess that its because we are all scattered over the world, as are the stars in the night sky. Christmas is celebrated around the same time of year for all.

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  13. The stars look like they were dropped from the sky in a scattered fashion.

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  14. Having a cat myself (my helper Rodger) I agree with the cat theory - scat, scat.... and there went the blocks!!

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  15. Hmm - Joanna's got the best one - I wish I'd have thought of it!

    Well, I guess that it is scatty stars as they are all different (well, two of each, but you know what I mean - random in the quilt, not the same blocks repeated).

    My cats are Not To Be Trusted around the fabrics when I am sewing - but fortunately, they have shown little interest ...

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  16. I thought maybe you had thrown them up in the air ( finished blocks ) and they scattered around and where they landed is how you put the quilt top together?

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  17. To funny some of the guesses. I thought you'd told us, but I'm not going to go look. Here's a funny definition for the word Scatty: "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence". So who drank to much Wassail? Or perhaps we're more modern now and less organized as well so we don't go Wassailing but instead sit at our computers drinking Eggnog with Rum and are thereby all Scatty?

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