I decided to prepare a label ready for the "Down In The Garden" quilt, and used one of the templates from Block 1 as the basis for the label. Leanne Beasley had included a few templates and stitchery ideas for labelling this quilt in part 10 of this BOM, but I needed something a little bit bigger! So I started off by tracing the outline of one of the designs from Block 1 of "Down In The Garden" by Leanne Beasley using a pencil, then ruled lots of lines across the template. The words were added "DITG" is from block 5, then I added the title of the quilt, my name, and Janette's name as she has played such a huge part in this quilt with her exquisite quilting, using the ruled lines as a guide. Some flowers from the original stitchery design were the last thing to be added. When I was happy with the pattern for the label, I traced over the pencil lines with a very fine black marker pen. Finally I had a pattern for the quilt label that I was able to use on my light box. I traced the outline with a Pigma Micron pen, and then added the details. Soft fusible interfacing (weaveline) was fused to the back of the background fabric, and I used 2 strands of embroidery thread to stitch over the traced design, that were left over from the original stitchery designs of the quilt...
...I used the applique paper and glue stick method of turning over the edges of the applique (and my apliquick rods of course!). I used a neutral coloured silk thread to secure it in place on the back of the quilt. These hand embroidered labels are so simple to stitch and really do finish off the quilt. The back looks almost as pretty as the front!
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