Kim's Garden label and a new postcard
I'm not quite sure what all I did yesterday. I was busy but I didn't make any new coasters. I did computer stuff most of the morning and then I made the label for Kim's quilt in the afternoon. I'll gift it this evening!
To make the label I started with a photo copy of an orphan applique blocks from the first quilt I made with these flowers. On another sheet of paper I printed off the text that I wanted on the label.
Then I cut a hole out of the copy of the block and centered the text behind it.
Then I added "blanket stitching" with a Sharpie so it would look like the label is stitched on the flower.
Then I photocopied the whole thing to fabric. I line all of my labels by fusing a piece of white fabric the finished size of the label. That serves 2 purposes. It keeps the backing fabric print from shadowing through and it gives me a good edge for turning under the seam allowance. Then I fuse the label with Mistyfuse before stitching it down.
I always wash the quilts before adding the label. If I don't the quilt will shrink a bit behind the label and the label will be baggy. I wanted to wash this one for Kim because it's been dragged everywhere to show off and I want her to be able to take it right home and put it on her bed. I love the crinkly look it has now.
A good friend of ours had surgery yesterday and here's the card that we sent him to wish him well with hopes that his stitches look better than these. You know, it's surprisingly hard to make sloppy stitches!
12/11/2020 11:55:20 am
That quilt is a treasure and I know she will absolutely love it! And I'm sorry to admit that I laughed when I saw that postcard - not at the fact that the surgery happened but at the postcard itself. Tickled my sense of humour for sure!
12/11/2020 12:09:31 pm
Ingenious idea for the label. And the postcard is funny.
12/11/2020 04:19:36 pm
It’s difficult for YOU to make sloppy stitches because you have good hand stitching skills. It would be easy for me to make sloppy stitches! Hope your friend likes the postcard—I think it’s funny.
12/11/2020 04:38:18 pm
I hope he didn't break any stitches laughing when he got that card!
12/11/2020 05:23:13 pm
What a great get-well postcard. Made me laugh out loud!
12/11/2020 09:42:23 pm
That label was so clever! Funny postcard!
12/12/2020 01:00:02 am
That's funny about it being hard to make sloppy stitches. (I see you wrinkled up the fabric, too.) They say a really good actor is one who can make it look like they're a bad actor! I think the same applies to stitches.
12/12/2020 08:54:48 am
I love the level of detail that you put into your labels. I confess that I do good to remember to sew on a basic label that says I made the quilt.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.