Friday, February 7, 2014

Getting Creative with Quilt Labels

Remember that quilt I just finished for the baby's crib?

Well I spent the last week creating a very special quilt label for it. While browsing Pinterest, as I do every night before bed, I noticed some very unique appliqued quilt labels. Not only would it add a beautiful touch to my quilt but it would allow me to continue to work on one of my 2014 goals, learning! Why not take a stab at hand embroidery? I drew up a design, watched some YouTube tutorials and decided to give it a shot. 

I must say, I am addicted! This is a great way for to keep creating at the end of the day when my back is hurting too much to sit at the machine. I grab my hand sewing, put my feet up and enjoy some television with the family while still making progress on projects. And I love being able to turn my own sketches into a permanent fixture on fabric. After a few tutorials on needle turn applique I was ready to finish, and finish I did!

I was so unbelievably happy with how this label turned out. And it truly completes the quilt!

Now I am off to start work on a quilt for my little boy's new big boy bed! Stay tuned to see how it turns out. Happy quilting!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderfully creative and lovely label for your quilt. It is a perfect fit for that quilt. It can be lots of fun to learn new things.