…and a label is born…

I absolutely pinky swear, cross my heart, raise my hand in the Girl Scout pledge, that this will be the last I talk about the Bird Quilt. This week. Maybe. Seriously.

My friend, Leslie, the lucky person who is going to receive the bird quilt said to me “I’m not taking that quilt home until it has a label on it.” She has this notion that ALL quilts everywhere should be labeled. Weird, right?

Okay, maybe not so weird. But I’m lousy at labeling my quilts and she knows it. Recently Leslie’s daughter bought a quilt at a thrift shop and it was labeled with the maker’s name, date, and home town. They both love knowing when, where, and who made the quilt.

So I made a label. Nothing fancy, but all the pertinent info is there. Years from now, someone may find this quilt and know when, where, and who made it. Which is good info to have if they’re interested. It adds to the story of the quilt. And who doesn’t love a good quilt story?

I got to use my embroidery machine, so that was fun. The next label I make (Yes, there will be more!), I want to make the label more personal and themed to the quilt. This one would have looked good with a tiny bird on there somewhere..

That’s it – done with the bird quilt. Although I will tell you, I bought myself one of the panels so I see another one of these in my future. 🙂

In other news, I snapped a pic of the fabric pull for my next project. I’m making a queen size Card Trick quilt in these lovely blues:

I’m excited to start cutting into these. It’s going to be a fun top to make.

Have a great week with lots of quilty fun!

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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5 Responses to …and a label is born…

  1. Kate says:

    Congrats on finishing off the bird quilt! I have fun with my labels, it’s part of the finishing process for me. Those blues are beautiful. Happy stitching this weekend.

  2. Helen Glover says:

    I would love one more post on the bird quilt showing the alternate blocks. I am really interested in what type of fabric you used for the green and tan blocks and the background. I love embroidered labels. I pay the lady uptown with the big embroidery machines to make mine. Not too expensive and they always look nice. I like to make sure the new owners don’t forget who made this wonderful object for them….haha!! Love your posts!

  3. Tish says:

    I spy with my little eye, Blue Sky fabric 🙂 Love them!!!

  4. Embroidered labels always look so nice! I’m envious that you have a machine that does that. Making a label is definitely my least favorite thing, so I had some pre-printed with my name on them.

    And BTW, I love the Bird Quilt and don’t mind seeing even more pictures of it 🙂

  5. Your friend is right..Label every quilt! Love your fabric pull!

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