While I was away recently on a quilting a retreat, one of my projects was making labels for my Hearts and Happy Flowers quilt. This seemed very appropriate as I was piecing some of the blocks for this quilt last year when I was at the retreat too! I used the designs from block 10 of the pattern (Leanne Beasley always includes great ideas for quilt labels in her patterns) and wrote out the words freehand. The initial design was sketched with a pencil, when I was happy with the finished design, I drew over the lines with a very fine black Sharpie pen. The design was then taped to my light pad, and I traced the design onto a piece of fabric, using a Micron Pigma pen. This ink is permanent so you do need a very steady hand. Then The design is hand embroidered - I used the same colours of Cosmo embroidery threads that I'd used for the front of the quilt...
...it's a bit time consuming, but it's the final part of the quilt making process, and I like to put as much effort into making the label as I've put into making the quilt! These have now been appliqued into place on the back of the quilt, and I've added a couple of hearts that were surplus to requirements when I was making the quilt blocks a few months ago.
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