Do you remember this quilt?
I made it for my nephew James' wedding.
It is now quilted and bound.
Love that stripe binding cut on the bias!
I have found that using silk thread to do the hand sewing of the binding works so well.
I also press the binding toward the hand sewing side before beginning and
it seems to help with hand fatigue.
The last thing it needs is a label.
I usually write on my quilts but a good friend always hand embroiders her labels.
I thought this was a good idea so thought I would give it a try.
I don't know about you but my writing is far from legible and I can't keep my words on a straight line. So I came up with this great idea.
I wrote what I wanted on the label using my computer and a font I liked.
I sized it to work for the label (ie not too small to stitch) and printed it.
I then cut out a piece of white fabric to size and using a light box, transferred the words to my fabric.
I chose my floss colors and did the embroidery and TA-DA perfect!
I laid it face down on some scrap batting to press it so the lettering sticks up,
you can see the batting near the top of the photo.
I am thinking about putting some of the blue and green squares around the outside and
then stitching, RST, to another piece of white.
I will leave an opening to turn and once I do that there are no raw edges.
Last will be to hand sew it to the back of the quilt.
I am going to gift this on Saturday and I can't wait!
Here is the happy couple after they were married on June 1st!!