another quilt finished and quilt care labels

I am so happy that I have finished the lap quilt for my mum. 500 little squares found their place in this quilt. Cutting square size is 2 1/2″, finished square size is 2″.  It turned out nicely, the colors are not exactly from my usual palette, but I think the result is nice. It is actually the first time that I have used so many fabrics in gray and black. I have quilted it with a straight line pattern in diagonals. I have used a dark gray quilting thread from Gütermann Sulky in 30 weight. The binding is completely machine stitched from back to front.

happy birthday, mum

 

happy birthday, mum detail

 

happy birthday, mum backing

 

Another issue that kept me busy the last week was designing labels for quilts. People have asked me how they can wash a quilt without ruining it. So I decided to make some labels with not only quilt care but also quilt name and size. Inside the labels is free space for a personal note.

quilting label front

quilting label care instructions

This Tuesday I go Prague, looking forward to that! No sewing or quilting for the next 10 days, Barbora

6 comments on “another quilt finished and quilt care labels

  1. vivjm says:

    I love the colours of this quilt. And what a great idea to make a care-for label for your quilts!

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  2. I have never used this colour palette either but it is stunning and very rich. I like your simple design and the quilting is perfect. Have a lovely time in Prague. I’m sure you will bring some gorgeous fabrics home with you :-) Avis x

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    • skalabara says:

      Thanks Avis. This time I have set my eye on Kona solids – found a shop in Prague that has them. Can’t wait to see all the wonderful colors on bolts!!

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  3. Sandra Sparks says:

    Your quilt is really amazing. Do you have a special trick to matching all those corners so perfectly? Have a great time in Prague.
    Sandy

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    • skalabara says:

      Hi Sandra, thanks for stopping and leaving your comment. Matching corners are quit easy, I think my next post shall be about this theme!

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