Monday, September 5, 2016

Baby Quilt, Labels, and More

I can now prepare the label and finish this baby quilt:
Forest Fellows Baby Quilt Ready for Binding

It's quilted and ready for binding, but I want to insert the label into a corner of the binding so I only have to hand sew two sides of it. I've been waiting to make the label to verify the baby's name. I was at a party with the parents yesterday, and it's confirmed, the baby's name is Lincoln Richard S___.

My goal for this week is to get this quilt completely finished and ready for gifting. Baby Lincoln is due in early October, if mama lasts that long.

I draft the label in Word and print it out on EQ Printables* sheets, so it's legible and looks nice. The printable fabric is tightly woven and very tough to hand stitch through. I'll add a softer binding to the two sides of the label that are not embedded in the quilt's binding, to make it easier to stitch the label down. The binding will be completely machine sewn.

My hands have flared up again and hand stitching is not working very well for me. Last time they were bad, a physical therapist said I shouldn't hand-sew for more than 20 minutes at a time. I have two baby quilts and 5 large gift quilts to be labeled this fall. Maybe I'll set a goal of doing one a week.

Another nephew and his wife are expecting their first baby, due in early December. I found out yesterday that the baby shower is scheduled for October 21st, so I need to get busy on the next baby quilt so I can have it done in time. She likes teal and turquoise and that's what they'll decorate the baby's room in, so I'm good with my preliminary fabric choices. I need to supplement the fabrics I have and figure out a pattern that will work.

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  1. I'm sorry to hear that your hands have flared up again. Adding quilting cotton around the sides of the label sounds like a great idea.

  2. Very interesting baby quilt, what fun prints. I'm bad about labels but nearly always hand print them. I've only ever been clever enough once to sew it into the corner so I only needed to hand stitch two sides! Thanks for the reminder :)

  3. Good luck with the label and the binding. Sorry your hands are acting up. I can relate, my shoulder is giving me grief again. Hopefully your hands will feel better soon.

  4. Beautiful quilt! I have used the EQ printable for labels and it is hard to sew through so I usually add my label by machine. Hope your hands won't hurt too much!

  5. This is darling! I love adding my labels in the corner of the binding. Take good care of your hands.