Binding and Labeling!

For the past month or so, I have been working on finishing up projects just so I would not be bringing anything unfinished into this brand new year.  2020!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a very healthy New Year.

Last fall our grandson  Spencer as born and (of course) I made him a quilt.img_8214

I had so much fun making this label and I cannot wait to stitch it onto the back of his quilt.  I use Illustrator to draw my labels and then print them out on fabric.JLGZ5911

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Five years ago I made this label for the back of my granddaughter Grace’s hexie quilt that I made while Mom was expecting her .  Notice it is hand appliqued and hand embroidered.  Did you notice that Spencer’s label is not lol.  You can read more about this label heredscn6353

Speaking of hexie quilts, I started this quilt 5 (!) years ago and just finished it.  I’ll be honest I did not work the whole 5 years on it.  In fact, I remember a time I couldn’t find the quilt.  It was in a bin somewhere.  But I persevered and here we are!  I called this quilt “Mad About Hexies”, because I am!IMG_8635DSCN7624

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And, here is the label!  I really like to personalize the labels, just so there is no question who each quilt belongs to:)img_8961.jpg

For my granddaughter’s hexie quilt, I used paper templates and did English Paper Pieceing (EPP).  When I finished, I knew there had to be and easier, more efficient way to do hexies (any shape, really).  I discovered Inklingo and that is the method I used to make “Mad About Hexies”.  Inklingo is so much faster, efficient and easier.  I am using Inklingo to create the 60 degree diamonds to make my next hand pieced quilt.  So much fun!!

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Til next time…

Kerry