Last winter I had a blast making this scrappy quilt designed by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. It was a Craftsy class which I purchased and I highly recommend it….making this quilt put quite a dent in my scrap pile. Here is a blog post showing a few progress photos.
I also used this opportunity to stitch the backing out of a pile of unfinished projects.
The quilt was machine quilted by Colleen Dadd of Elite Quilting some time ago and so the quilt has been sitting on a chair waiting patiently for a binding, along with a few other quilt and wallhangings. Since I am on a mission to finish these lonely quilts, I spent the weekend stitching on the binding, hand stitching the binding down (while binge watching Mr. Selfridge…thank you Netflix).
So I started to think about a label and since this quilt is for my daughter Kelly’s 30th birthday (which was last November) I thought I would play around on my new sewing machine. I purchased a Janome Skyline 5 last January and I haven’t really done much with it until recently. It comes with many different decorative stitches and it also comes with an alphabet. With Instruction Manual in hand, I sat down and started to play.
I cut the sections apart and used the same fabric from the left over binding to put spacers in between the lettering.
The label turned out much bigger than I planned…who am I kidding? I didn’t have a plan! The point is, Kelly loved it and I had a ball making this quilt from start to finish!
So…have you had a chance to look at the Catalogue of Classes for the upcoming Academy of Applique in 2018? I am teaching 2 classes and I cannot wait. I am very excited to be part of such an awesome event. I hope to see you there:) This is what I will be teaching….
Til next time….