Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Making Quilt Labels

How do you make labels for on the back of your quilts?  Do you make each one different, or to match the quilt, or do you have a regular style for all?

Most all my labels I like to put the name of the quilt, date it was made, my name and where I live.   Here are a few of my labels.  Some  are plain, but to the point.

Other times I like to add applique to match the front of the quilt.  Such as these:

Here is one that I made for on the back of my daughters Wedding Wall hanging.  I wrote a special poem with a hand applique dauphin.


On my 1930's Replica quilt, I drew all my pictures, then colored them in, and embroidered the outlines of the pictures.  So for the label, I did the same.

This is one I put on my Brother and his wife's "Rose" quilt.

Then there is the poem I placed in back of a baby quilt.  

This went on a quilt for a young man that loves his music.

I also made one with a fabric envelope, inside the name of the quilt, etc.  But also washing instructions and small pieces of the fabric that was used on the quilt.


However you make your label - have fun with it.  Remember, this is your signature on your quilt.  So make it you!

AND on that note....Are you thinking CHRISTMAS yet?  You should, cause it won't be long and it will be time for the Christmas Blog Hop

That's right, starting July 30th thru August 5th I am going to be in a Blog Hop with Leslie Carruthers of "The Cuddle Quilter" and Madame Samm of "Sew WE Quilt" along with many other quilters.  

                                   Welcome to our Christmas

You will find blocks with Santa's, Snowmen, etc.

                                             The Christmas trees can be

There will be all kinds of Red and Green blocks, tutorials and oh, yes, "GIVEAWAYS".  I myself will be having a giveaway of fabulous Christmas Fat Quarters.  (My blog will be August 1st)      SOOO, Come join our Blogs and don't miss out on any of the fun!

                                            Christmas Mickey Mouse


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Friday, July 13, 2012

Disney Quilts

I made another DISNEY quilt.  This one is a unique one that I designed.

Do you remember my last one I made last summer?

                                                     "MICKEY MOUSE"

This one is 46 1/2" X 46 1/2", it has 7  blocks of embroidered Disney characters.  They are: Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto and of course Mickey Mouse.  In the center of the quilt is Mickey and Minnie dancing:

This year I took the same characters, plus a few more poses, and added them to a larger quilt.

This one has a total of 14 different blocks with Disney characters, each are different.  The total size of this quilt is:  80 1/2" X 90 1/2" .  It was made for a special little girl in Southern Texas.  I hope she enjoys it.

I ALSO want to remind everyone of CHRISTMAS IN JULY.   Follow my Blog, Mark your calander,  You don't want to miss out.  It is a Blog Hop with  The Cuddle Quilter and many others.  There are going to be tutorials, beautiful Christmas blocks, and Giveaways....oh yeah, I am givingaway special fat quarters.  

The Blog Hop will start on July 30th going thru August 3rd.  Each day different blogs will come alive with excitement.   Watch for the  Christmas stamp above and follow the blogs.........  

Till then, you will find me in my room, quilting away, getting ready.....


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