You will need a copy of the book and additional pdfs are available at stops along the sew along to help you on your way. The pdf for this stop of the blog hop can be found by clicking here. And links to all of the others pdfs and all the other blogposts can be found in this post here. Today I am sharing the fun with Pink Penguin and Pretty By Hand so be sure to check out their versions of the label too.
So today's post is all about the quilt label. In the past I have printed out quilt labels onto fabric fused to freezer paper but it has never occurred to me to piece a label and that is what Lori has done for the label for her quilt. In her version, she recommends embroidering on the central square of the label so one day, when I gift my next quilt, I will embroider a message onto the centre of this label and attach it to the back of the quilt I am gifting.
I already had in mind the quilt I wanted to make the label for and it is this quilt which appears in Fat Quarterly's latest book Quilt Colour Workhop and will also grace the front cover of David & Charles 2015 Quilter's Desk Diary. It's made entirely from red and cream scraps so I wanted to do the same for the label.
Lori had suggested making the label from any leftover scraps so I decided to go scrappy on my version of the label.
The way the label is made is by making the 12" block and sewing it with a 1/4" seam right sides together to a 12 1/2" square of white fabric leaving an 8" gap, turning inside out and finishing the final part of the seam by hand.
I slightly cheated by sewing the whole way around, slashing a cut in the back of the label, turning right way out through the hole, pushing out corners and pressing carefully so that, once the label was sewn on, the hole in the back would be hidden. Lazy, not quite as perfect but that's the difference between Lori and me!
And if you'd like to win a copy of the book (UK only I'm afraid), please leave a comment on this post.