I finished the Rainbow Quilt weeks ago but hadn't done the label yet. I have to deliver the quilt this weekend so it was time to get it done. Normally, that should not be a big deal but a few years ago I started doing Zentangle labels so they take a little longer. Here's how I made the one for Ashley's Rainbow Quilt.
Ashley is my nephew's new wife and I decided that this quilt would be hers. Every time I think about the Rainbow Quilt I think about the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". Since my nephew graduated in a music program I thought to put the music theme in the label. He played trombone so I found the sheet music for the trombone for Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
I start my labels by printing the text on paper and then drawing around it. I do a lot in pencil before I totally commit to the design.
I played around with some ideas for the bass clef and settled, more or less, on this.
Time to put pen to paper.
It's been way too many years since I learned to read and play music so if there's anything wrong with this please don't tell me. This is supposed to be the part that goes "and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true"
I just continue to add elements until it feels done.
A few ribbons and dots and I was done. I printed it on fabric and now it's stitched on the quilt and ready for delivery.
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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.