Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Still here...

Well, I am still here but have been VERY busy with school, work and quilting (story of my life). I am diligently working on my Single Girl and thanks to the P.I.G.S. night out at Sew Obsessed in Henderson, I got a good chunk done (well, in between alot of laughs, pizza and root beer). Hopefully I will have my Single Girl quilt top done this week to post for all to see, but I have to say, these curves were tough to piece and even harder to butt up next to each other! Yikes, Denise Schmidt!

So what could I possibly add to this long laundry list of things I am juggling now; quilt labels! Thanks to Jaybird Quilt's tutorial on how to get fabric quilting labels printed by the yard, I have decided this is the way to go! Here is a sample of what I have come up with, please let me know what you think. They will be printed in orange, purple, lime, and fuchsia just because I LOVE jewel tones. Jaybird suggests using a service called Spoonflower for printing as it is only about $18 a yard, but for those of you that want to try your hand at fabric design, that is really what they do!

So here is the draft version of the label:
It's hard to tell, but this will be a rectangle about 2.5" by 4.0" that I can fuse onto my quilt or stitch around the side. The middle part will be left blank to allow me to write in the title of the quilt, the date and whether it was machine or hand quilted/pieced. I am so excited. I have only labeled one quilt and so many tutorials tell you that it is so worth the time and effort to add a label (it's about time). Thank you to Jaybird for all the advice and the great tutorial and when they arrive I will update with a pic!


  1. I love your label. I have given some thought to doing the same but I want to see one in person. I will look forward to seeing yours. Love your color choices. Right up my alley.

  2. I love it too! And, it looks very modern!

  3. Smart! I've always done things one-label-at-a-time, but this seems like a smart way to go! : )