What’s On Your Quilt Label? Open Line Friday

Quilt labelIf there’s one sin in quilting, it’s not labeling our quilts.  By the time we’ve finished a quilt top, layered it, quilted and stitched the binding on, we are ready to declare it “Finished”.  Not so fast…YOU  know you stitched this quilt and you THINK you will remember when you stitched it, but 5 years, 10 years, 100 years from now will anyone remember?  Including you?

Make Your Labels Creative

My quilt labels have varied over the years.  I usually try to use a leftover block or create a label that references the front of the quilt in some way.  It’s more fun that way–if a little creativity is involved.Quilt labelWhat should go on the label?

The basic minimum requirements are:

  • Your Name
  • Your City and State
  • The Date

Quilt labelYou Might also Include:

  • The recipient’s name and location
  • The size of the quilt
  • The batting used (I’ve recently started adding this in order to see how different battings hold up over time.)
  • The techniques involved (e.g. Handquilted, machine pieced)
  • A photo of you or the recipient
  • A prayer or a poem

Quilt labelAre your quilts all labeled?  What do YOU include on your labels and how do you make your labels?

I’d love to hear…

Lori

PS…All photos, information and tutorials are the property of The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Please re-blog and Pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other uses, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thank you!

A Red and White Wedding Quilt

Red and White Wedding Quilt

By Patricia Cavaliere, Therese Coha, Dorothy Crawley, Lori Kennedy

 Quilting and Tradition

For all the weddings in our family, my Mother, two sisters–Patricia and Teri, and I have made a quilt for the new couple.  We have stitched nine wedding quilts so far and have one more in progress (for my daughter, Claire who is getting married in May).  We made this quilt in 2012 for my daughter, Nora and her husband, Travis.

Red and White Wedding QuiltNora chose this traditional color scheme after seeing the photos of the Red and White Quilt  Show hosted by The American Folk Art Museum.  Read more about the owner of the 651 quilts that were displayed HERE.  Unfortunately, I was unaware of this spectacular quilt show until after it was over…but there’s good news for all of us…

Red and White Wedding QuiltA Virtual Quilt Show

SewCalGal is hosting a Virtual Red and White Quilt Show this week HERE--with more Red and White events all year– no tickets required!  Just pop on over–and add your red and white quilt, too!

Red and White Wedding Quilt

Nora and Travis’s Wedding Quilt

This king sized quilt was hand appliquéd using Kona cotton fabric and Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread.  I machined quilted it in on my Bernina 820 –a domestic sewing machine –(yes, it can be done!)  with Aurifil 28 wt cotton thread.

(Make sure you try one of our many free–free motion quilt pattern tutorials HERE)

  Most of the block patterns were downloaded directly from the Poakalani & Co. website HERE. The heart and house pattern was designed by Elly Sienkiewicz.

Red and White Wedding QuiltThis quilt was a joy to make–Sewing with my Mom and Sisters is… well…always a stitch!

May the tradition continue,

Lori

Enjoy a copy of a February 2014 Calendar page featuring this quilt HERE

PS…All photos, tutorials and information are the property of Lori Kennedy and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog and Pin (please do, thank you!) with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For any other use, (or to sponsor The Inbox Jaunt) please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.