Monday, March 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday

 

I usually have a finish on Monday morning, not today but here are some process pics for you.

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Another installment in my ticker quilt, orange is done, more sparse than I’d like but I actually had a hard time finding orange scraps.  I really should have done another yesterday but I got distracted with other stuff…namely this

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I’ve been throwing around ideas on how to label my quilts.  I’ve done the little ribbon across a back corner thing, written on in sharpie.  Ehh, kind of primitive, not much room to write.  I have 2 alphabets on my machine but they don’t stitch very well & I have to do it on a scrap & then applique it to the quilt.  It rarely gets done, it’s hard to read…yesterday I pulled out my big ole Speedball screen printing box o’ fun and made a mini screen ala craftgrrl’s tutorial.  This is real screen filler instead of Modge Podge or the like since I actually do have the kit.  First print on paper, I touched up the screen & it’s ready to have a go at a real quilt.  I’m simply going to write “made by” and the year with a sharpie around the bottom of the swirl.  Love this!  It’s similar to my tattoo, it’s repeatable for every quilt without much effort and I’ve never seen someone do this to a quilt they spent hours & hours on, I’m a risk taker!

100_0349 Edit to add first print (on a scrap).  I used a makeshift squeegee instead of a foam brush, slightly better.  Embellished with a sharpie.  Actually just the look I was going for!

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Repeat pic before quilting but I’m also hand quilting this baby quilt, I have some of the charm square straight line quilting done and I’m buttonhole stitching around the flowers.  My first real try at the stitch, it looks SO adorable, front and back!  It’s backed with a turquoise solid, really wild with the green sashing, I might bind this in orange for even more zing.  Edit, had to rip out buttonhole stitches, ugh, puckering.

It’s pouring down rain and I have some really. boring. work. sewing. to do today (sob!).  Hopefully I can finish that and get back to fun quilting this afternoon.  Please stop by Judy’s and QuiltStory and Freshly Pieced this week to see what everyone’s working on!  Hopping on a new one, Canoe Ridge Creations!  I’ve met some super nice sewers & quilters since I started playing along.  Have a great week everyone!

23 comments:

Bonnie said...

Looking forward to seeing a finished label with your silk screening. Love the colors of the baby quilt. Bright is good.

Liriopia said...

Cute baby quilt!

Liri

Elizabeth D. said...

Oooh, I'm intrigued by your quilt label, can't wait to see it in use! I love your scrap quilt so far, those ticker tape pieces look fantastic!

Kathie said...

Love the circles quilt, I have never seen anything like that.

Chris said...

The circles are great. I love the mosaic look.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your ticker tape blocks! I'm thinking about joining in but can't decide on a shape

Gari said...

What a great idea, screen printing a label. That would give me an excuse to buy a screen printing kit. I machine embroider my labels but it seems I spend a lot of time looking for just the right design to put on the label. Your's is much simpler: I like it.

Becky said...

I love those ticker tape circles, so creative!

Shelley said...

Loving the ticker tape circles! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt on that one!

Debbie said...

love the ticker quilts. The circles are great!

AnnieO said...

Love the label idea! I've toyed around (mentally) with having some custom made but that's as far as I've gotten. Usually I piece left over fabrics to a scrap of muslin/white and then attach that to the back of my quilts with the info, but that's getting boring. Hope you get back to the fun sewing soon :)

Kelsey said...

Love those ticker blocks!!

QuiltyGirl said...

I love hideaway!!! I just bought some yardage this weekend. I think I'm going to make grocery bags with it. :)

Jenny said...

I love your ticker circles!

Vicki said...

The circles are so cool. I am so bad I have never labeled a quilt and feel I should but never get around to it. I have been thinking about using a archival pen and signing my name and year. Your idea is much better!

Barb in Mi said...

Ooh, I really like your ticker tape blocks! And the stamp idea is great!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Cool ticker tape blocks! I love seeing this in the circles!

Kate said...

Like your ticker blocks, the colors are great. Interested to see how your screen printing works out. I usually print my on the computer.

Megan said...

Gosh that ticker tape quilt is fabulous! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

fallingforpieces said...

Love the circles! What a great take on ticker tape!

Diane said...

Love those ticker tape circles. Nice job!

Quiltstory said...

Loving your ticker tape blocks, can't wait to see that one all the way done! Thanks for linking to Fabric Tuesday :)

Michelle said...

I love your round Ticker Tape blocks, and your idea for labelling your quilts -- that's absolute genius!