I love my job. I love my hobby. When the two of them revolve around the same theme - well it makes for some long days!
I had a super productive day yesterday. I got loads of stuff written - needs to be proofed, but that's OK. There was a bit of designing involved as well. If I'm going to make a free pattern, I get to make it how I want! I hate leftovers so I managed to get this one design just right and no leftover blocks.
And when that part of the day was over, then it was time to load a quilt and get that quilted. BUT WAIT - not before I sat out in the gazebo with the girls and read for an hour. That was the equivalent of my commute time since I worked from home yesterday!
The quilt on the machine is mine but has a deadline and I decided to join the batting. I found three pieces that were perfect and pieced them together. As I got to the end, I realised that I was about 4 inches short. Great - math sometimes is not my strong point. So I found another piece in the scrap bag of batting and was able to finish that quilt off.
I made the binding and trimmed the quilt and left it for this morning. BUT not before I found those little labels to be inserted.
I was up early this morning and got the binding sewn on both sides. The sleeve is made and I'll hand stitch that on later today. It should be in a box by 3 PM and out the door.
But I'm super excited. Look at that label!!
|This is the side that is visible|
|My name and phone number are on the underside|
I'm super happy with those labels. They are perfect for an item when you don't want to put a big label on, but you want it to have some form of ID. Now I realise that someone could just cut that label off and they might. But that's OK. I know that Lorna's labels are narrower and longer than mine and I might consider that for the next batch, but I really like the logo!
Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts would be so proud of me for using the label! And I used her style of quilting for this quilt. It was PERFECT and easy. I found myself quilting with one hand, the other in my pocket as I walked back and forth beside the long arm. Super simple! I will do this style again!
On that note, I'm out of here. A super busy day and I still have another quilt top to finish tonight and quilt as it needs to be gone by tomorrow!.
Have a great day!