This liberated log cabin was one of my favorites from the exhibited quilts. I took a picture of the detail placard (male quilt designer), but can't read the information to give credit. Funny coincidence that Jan and I should highlight a similar show quilt - guess we're rubbing off on each other (which is a good thing!).
I was lucky to time my show visit with the bed turning event. The opportunity for good quilt shots wasn't optimal, but I wanted to share my favorite.
Taryn from Repro Quilt Lover recently asked about quilt labels. Happens that I was making a label for this quilt which will be exhibited at the AQS Paducah show this week (WOO HOO!). If you're visiting the show and there's a 'white-glove' lady in attendance, ask to see the back - it's a strippy with alternating solid/lg hst blocks.
This is how I make a label. My free-hand attempts have been disappointing, so I've partnered with computer software:
- Type the line info into Word as you want it to appear on the label
- Highlight the text, select 'center' formatting and play with font and sizing until it meets your needs
- Iron a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of label fabric to the waxed side of freezer paper
- Mark a 'x' on regular printer paper and print a sample to determine how to feed the label paper
- My printer takes the freezer paper without a problem
- If you have a problem, I've used xerox services at Staples successfully
- Trace over text with permanent pen (Pigma) - keep this in mind when picking the font
- Cut label to correct measurements. The excess fabric goes into my scraps
- You can wash the label to make sure the text is the desired intensity before adding to quilt