Yep, that's right, I finished the sail boat quilt, pieced the back, cut the batting, made the binding and the label. Now it is ready to bring to LTW in the morning. Here is a not great photo of the finished top.
I am happy with how it came out too. I made it for a coworker who's wife is expecting a baby in the near future. They are doing a nautical theme in the baby's room. I liked making this quilt although because my fish in the background are directional I did a lot of un-sewing! Probably more than I have done in years, actually. Also, I got the pattern from McCall's Quick Quilts and the border measurements were not correct. I need to email them with that information. Luckily they were too big not too small. Good Grief!
I had someone ask me about how I do my labels and realized I do them several ways. What about you guys? If the fabric on the back lends itself to being written on, I will write directly on the quilt. This is my favorite because I feel like it draws less attention to itself and blends in with the quilt better. If that is not possible, I will either use a leftover block (if I have one) or make one. I usually use a 6" square and sew it rst to another 6" square, leaving an opening for turning. Then I clip the corners and turn and press. I don't sew the opening shut b/c I do that when I sew it to the quilt! I did a little of both of the last 2 for this label for the sail boat quilt. I had some left over pinwheels (directional issues) so I made hourglass blocks from them and I used one of those to make a label. I sewed it to a 6" white square, clipped corners, turned and pressed and ta da, my label. I will write on the white part. Sometimes I applique something to the label too if I want to tie in some part of the front of the quilt.
Then I decided to work on the second block for the Jelly Roll Quilt-A-Long. I really like how it came out too. Can't wait to see how this quilt turns out!
Now just in case any of you were wondering, I lost 1.6 pounds for the weigh in at the gym on Saturday. This allowed me to stay in second place, so I won $100!! Of course we get our money over 5 months contingent on being no higher than 2 pounds from that weight. Since I am planning on continuing to lose that should not be a problem! The official weigh in is tomorrow at WW (that's the one I am posting on the side bar anyway)