It’s not finished until it has a label on it!!

Lately, I have been on a mission!

My mission is to have a label on the back of every quilt.  I believe it is so important for future generations to know the history of the quilts that will likely be passed down to them.

Here are a few quilts  and the labels that go with them.  All of the quilts shown were machine quilted by Elite Quilting.

I made this quilt for my daughter, Kelly.  The pattern is a Piecemaker’s Calendar from 1999.  The quilt is hand-appliqued in blocks, then stitched together.

The little girl raking the leaves always reminded me of Kelly, so I made that block twice and included one on the back.

And here is the label.

Here is my version of  “Aunt Millie’s Garden”.  Every year my Sunday Afternoon Applique Group chooses a quilt pattern and everyone works on their own quilt.  This is the quilt we worked on last year.  It belongs to my daughter, Courtney.  When I told her I was going to give it to her, her only response was: “Gee….it’s bright”!

I was rather speechless when I saw the amazing  job that Rose (from Elite Quilting) did!!

The group is getting together  this Sunday.  Won’t they be surprised  when they see it actually has the binding AND a label on!!

This is “A Mermaid’s Garden”, which is based on the pattern, Simple Gifts, by Mary Sorenson.   We entered this quilt in the MQX show a couple of years ago, and Rose won a ribbon for the machine quilting.

Here is a close-up of the quilting Rose did.

And here is the label.

What information do you put on a label?  Include anything that is important to you!  If I make a quilt specifically for someone, I make sure the label states that.  Not that I think my family will be fighting over my quilts (!) but this just clears up any misunderstandings!!

Til next time….

Kerry

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