Sunday 16 December 2012

What's in a label?

It is a snowy day here in Ottawa and I am cosy in my sewing room, Christmas lights atwinkling. Last couple of weeks has been full of stops and starts. Does that ever happen to you around the Holidays? Blogs I follow have been posting like it is going out of style with all of their Christmas handmade goodies. Have I made anyone anything this year? Nope. I think that if I was going to do that I would need to start in January! On the bright side I now have a list of things I would LIKE to make for next Christmas. See, there is always a bright side.

All of that being said I did do some sewing this weekend. I completed some Bee Blocks. As you know, I am part of Stash Bee, and recently I joined a second  Hive so I have a couple of bee blocks per month. It's fun!

So here are a couple of Improv Log Cabins (you can find the tutorial here)

and some Arkansas Crossroads (tutorial here).

An exciting bit for me to share with you today is the arrival of my quilt labels! Not sure about you, but labelling quilts has been the exception to the rule for me. Not quite sure why, but I just never did it. So with this blog and my internal plans to get more serious about my quilts, I splurged and ordered my very own labels! From Lilla Lotta they are custom cotton tape which you just cut one sew one...

Of course, I have this roll of goodness in my hand and no quilts at home in need of a label. Completely sucks, since I like to use newly purchased items ASAP! Then I had a brainwave, a  quilt that I made for my friend's 40th birthday this year, just happens to live in the bedroom next to my sewing room (said friend also happens to be my roommate!), so I have stolen it and labelled it quietly this afternoon. A treat for her later.

So do you label your quilts? And how?

So off I go, not to make last minute Christmas gifts, we have already covered that, but maybe to at least pin some rows together on the Foreign Currency quilt. Perhaps I could get that top done this week. Wish me luck!