Thursday, December 12, 2013

Quilt Label

I finished my version of Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay mystery last month. But a quilt isn't really finished until it has a label, right?!?


Inspired by a beautiful label I saw on the Votes For Women blog using selvages, I made a label with some of my quilt's fabric selvages. I just took a piece of fabric, sewed selvages on all 4 sides, turned the edges under and appliqued it to the quilt back.


Here you can see the scrappy backing I made for this quilt using up the leftover blocks and fabrics. And the new label in the corner announces that the quilt is now truly finished! 
So now I can mark is down on the UFO list on my right side bar as DONE!

17 comments:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Thanks for reminding me Kathy. I sometimes add my label before quilting and quilt it right on. I haven't even thought about the label for Christmas Journey.I guess that will be my project today.

Ellen said...

I love that idea for a label - it looks like it belongs on the quilt. I usually use a piece of white cotton in the corner on the back and it always sticks out like a sore thumb!

Judy Dietrich said...

Very neat idea---a record of the fabrics used as well!! Miss Barbara is a wealth of good ideas that she shares.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Makes the quilt even more personal and wonderful. Congrats on the finish!!

Design Originals by KC said...

Glad you are feeling good enough to sew! Love the fabric selvages (some are really cool on the fabrics I use... like yours are for your project :)..) and dread throwing them away but never leave enough to see the fabric pattern on most of mine so I don't keep them... next quilt this may work... I typically embroider my name and the date on an edge... but I like yours better... just using a fabric marker?? I tried a permanent black fine point Micron and it bled into the fabric and made a mess.. will add as a patch when I try writing in the future :) Kathi

Dolores said...

Feels so good to take one quilt off the UFO list.

julieQ said...

That is a good idea!! A fabric record as well as a cool label...I hope you are feeling better, Kathy!!

Carol said...

That's a great label! I almost always forget to add a label to my quilts.

Janet O. said...

Cute new festive header photo. : )
I love the selvedge idea to record the fabrics in the quilt. My problem is that I am so addicted to the quick and easy triangle labels that go on with the binding. I wonder if I could work the selvedges into that somehow?
Congrats on your "truly finished" finish!!

Raewyn said...

Well done on the absolute finish! The label is a great idea.

Angie said...

Saw that selvedge quilt label on Grandmother's Choice as well - thought it was a nifty idea - nice to see another execution - what a great way to reinforce the memories from the quilt!

Sarah said...

What a clever idea for your label. I agree though it's not done until the label is sewn in place. Well done!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Such a beautiful back to your quilt and lovely label too! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

margaret said...

good way to use the selvages and a nice label

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well done on your finish, great label...+--

AnnieO said...

I need to put a label on my latest finish--seems the quilts I keep don't get labels. The selvage idea is cute!

Kate said...

Congrats on the finish!