Saturday, September 4, 2010

It''s not over until it's labelled

When I put the last stitches in my binding I usually sigh with satisfaction and contemplate the journey that the quilt and I have travelled.  I throw on a label, particularly if the quilt is leaving home, and move on to the next project.  That is, I used to.  Until I read my friend Kate's blog.  She shows Ben's quilt with a gorgeous little label that reflects the pattern on the other side.  It is thoughtful and considered and I realized that the design process is not over until the label is attached.  Here is my most recently completed quilt
It has been a while since I finished the quilt top so I was only able to find a few of the fabrics in it.  However, what I found I put together in a label that has some connection with the other side.
This quilt was custom long-arm machined by Adri.   Didn't she do a marvellous job.  Here have a closer look.

2 comments:

Sharon said...

The quilting is lovely on this. Yes, labels are important. Sometimes I think millions of quilts are being made right now, but it's for the family members in years to come.

Kate said...

So right Liz,
We work very hard on the face of the quilt, the batting gets great consideration as does the quilting design, then comes the binding; what colour, what width etc. It's easy to gloss over the label or ignore it all together.
Must remember to take a picture of my favorite label to show you!