Saturday, September 23, 2006

Aunt's quilt finished

Thursday afternoon I finished the binding on the love quilt. Then I felt an urge to call up my mom and get the details for making the label for my aunt's granddaughter's quilt. (Yeah, I do realize it's my cousin's baby). I got the details I need and an address to mail off the quilt. The baby is due "any day" now.

I spiced up the label a little bit by using one of my 6.5" unfinished sea-themed acrylic blocks. The first time I sewed out the name, the S was just a smidgen too far on the right side, and would get cut off with the seam allowance... rip it, rip it and rip it! At least I didn't have to reprogram my machine's letters to sew it again.

Then when I was doing the Love Nana part... somehow the E didn't make it into the programming... yeah, Lov Nana doesn't have the same ring to it. :P So more ripping. I think in the future I'll "dry stitch" (no thread) all my words, so that way I can get an idea of what I need to fix without having to rip it all out.

I also choosed this sea theme block because if I recall correctly, my aunt's favorite color is purple. Also my aunt lives about an hour or so from the ocean, meanwhile her granddaughter lives in Nevada, so I'm guess she'll someday associate her Nana as somebody who lives near the beach.

Don't worry, I also penned in my name, location and date on a little spot on the quilt. Just didn't want to mar the real label. :)

Here's the completed quilt, just before mailing it off.

And here's the backing, with the label sewn on.

Now I just need to put a label on the love quilt, wash some fabrics I bought for Judy's Leaf Season - no way did I have enough of the brown or even enough to make a scrappy brown alternative block.

And I also want to make Dawn's Canister - I think they'd be great for girly stuff/bath products, etc. As much as I want to continue to live in denial... Christmas is coming up. :P



Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

You did a great job! Doing letters is a bit of a challenge for me too - I usually only make pin cushions or something every once in a great while to justify the alphabet feature on my machine!!! But, you did good - it looks perfect now!

I am going to make some of the canisters too - they look like fun!



mama_duck said...

What are those wonderful fabrics?
Great choice of fabrics, quilting very unique
One of a kind masterpiece!
Well done!

DubiQuilts said...

Your quilt is GREAT. I love the colors and the label.

Hedgehog said...

This is such a beautiful quilt! Nice label, too. I've also been thinking about the canisters!

Helen in the UK said...

This is beautiful and I'm sure will be treasured. Dry stitching letters is a good idea, or stitch onto scraps so you can check spellings etc and get the placement right :)

Screen Door said...

I love your label... I love seeing what people do with their labels. She'll love the quilt. It's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

O my goodnish! That is I think one of my faves of yours! Beeyootiful!

Dawn said...

Leah, it is beautiful! And yes - Christmas is coming fast!!!! :)

That is what I was thinking, those will make great gift holders! Kind of like all those gift envelopes Tonya makes!

Shelina said...

That is a beautiful label for a beautiful quilt. Mine tend to be on the boring side.