Next weekend I'm doing a "show and tell" at a local quilt group, and I've been sorting out which quilts to take with me. "Flowerville" (designed by the incredibly talented Australian designer Rosalie Dekker) was completed back in 2017, and was sadly still lacking a label. (A label had actually been made and appliqued into place soon after it was returned from the longarm quilter, but I really wasn't happy with it, and it was quickly removed). So this morning I doodled several ideas, and finally decided to draft my own miniature Dresden plate for it...
...using some of the leftover fabrics from the main quilt (these Tilda fabrics really are gorgeous) for the blades, and another leftover scrap for the centre, this label is exactly what I wanted. The words were written on the fabric freehand, with a fine nibbed Micron Pigma pen, then hand embroidered using a skein of "geranium" variegated Cottage Garden Thread, again left over from the main quilt. The label has been appliqued into place onto the back, into the centre of one of the quilted circles. My pile of quilts for the "show and tell" is growing - I just might need a trailer on the back of my car!
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