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