I think quilt labels are so important. I've been going through my blankets and quilts in our house and know that I have labels on the ones I have made. However, I also have some quilts that were handed down to us. Especially this one from my husband's great grandmother without labels.
I know there is a story. But what story? I know bits and pieces about her, but are they true? Was this quilt actually made by her? Don't get me wrong, I believe my in-laws, but it sure would be nice to know what year it was made. Who was it for?
That is why I always make sure I make a quilt label. My attempts have improved over the years from pieces of muslin with sharpies to things like this to printed fabric to embroiderd labels.
I'm always trying to find a unique quilt label because I despise a big blob on something that I've worked so hard on!
For these labels, I designed an embroidered puzzle appliqué. I had already quilted the tops so I couldn't put them on my embroidery machine.
Instead, I skipped the appliqué part and embroidered it out on a piece of solid fabric.
Then I cut around the puzzle leaving 1/4 inch around the satin stitching. I did some hand stitching and needle turned them under!
I'm pretty happy with the results and they blend into the backings pattern!
But first, I need to add the binding on Tristan's quilt.