Uh oh. Misplaced block? (See if you can spot it)
Oops! I'll admit it did add charm, but I did NOT do that on purpose. I'm so glad it was spotted before all the borders went on.
|Fixing my boo boo!|
|Adding the second skinny border.|
Look What Came in the Mail!
My family quilts have been documented as part of the Alberta Quilt Project, and the final step is to attach these labels sent by the Royal Alberta Museum. I'll enjoy officially completing the process.
(See my family quilts)
|Alberta Quilt Project labels|
This brings up a dirty little secret....I rarely label my quilts.
Shocking, I know.
I understand the value of labeling and documentation, BUT extra work at the end of a project isn't very appealing.
The only quilts I've properly labelled have been those I've sold or displayed in galleries. Labels on quilts destined for family and friends didn't seem as important. After all, the recipients know me!
The sleuthing involved in documenting the quilts made by my ancestors has definitely changed my mind!
From now on I intend to label EVERY quilt that leaves my hands.
I need to develop good habits, such as:
- creating a label early in a project instead of waiting until the end.
- using a consistent format to make generating labels faster. I wouldn't have to re-think what should be included each time.
- printing a stack of labels, leaving blanks where details could be added using a permanent pen. The information that is repeated on every label wouldn't have to be written out each time, speeding up the process.
Do you attach labels before you quilt? What about quilts that will be done on a long arm frame? How do you position and secure the label prior to quilting?
Your thoughts would be appreciated!
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