Friday, September 27, 2013

Quilt Label for Charm Crossing


We've been enjoying the Charm Crossing quilt (pattern by craftytammie) for nearly a month now in the family room and I realized I had neglected to make a label for it. I have blankets from 30+ years ago when my daughters were born and wish I could remember who made them so a label is such a great idea. When my 16-year-old granddaughter asked what it was for, I told her, "So when YOUR grandbabies snuggle under it, they'll know who made it, when, and what the pattern was called."

I used my embroidery machine, even adding a cute little dragonfly, who I've decided resides in Charm Crossing ...


Added patchwork pieces of the backing and binding fabrics to frame it ...


Ironed a piece of interfacing over the back of the white embroidered piece to give it substance and keep the quilt's gray backing fabric from showing through. Stitched on lightweight fusible interfacing and did an appliqué turn, making sure the adhesive side would be down when turned. I keep extra pieces of interfacing in a jar for just this kind of thing ...




Once it was turned, I pinned the interfacing to the back and finger pressed the edges. Flipped it right side up, positioned it on the quilt back, carefully removed the pins from the back and repinned on the front. Pressed the edges, but it was so thick it wasn't adhering well so I kept it pinned for sewing ...


Then hand-stitched it, making sure only the binding fabric showed, not the interfacing ...


The label ended up finished at 7-1/2" by 6-1/2" in size. My Mom says it looks like it's floating on the back of the quilt, which is perfect.

Makes me happy!


So many projects, never enough time ...

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