Friday, October 21, 2011

Successes

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I got it quilted and I am so happy with it.  This quilt is now called FREEDOM.  The blocks are from Eleanor Burns’ Underground Railroad book and was a BOM this year at my LQS, Three Notch Cottage Quilt Shop.  The layout is mine and I was able to sash and border it with fabrics already in my stash. 

 

 

 

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The quilting came out so nice and really seems to fit the freedom concept of the quilt.

 

 

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Yesterday I sewed the binding on to the front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Of course it is always a wrestling match to do this as big quilts take up so much room and have to be moved around a lot.

 

I didn’t start the other side of the binding because I needed to make the label first.  So this morning I opened the My Memories software and began experimenting with it for that purpose.  Labels-001

And here is what I came up with.  I created the label in the software and then saved it as a jpg.  I can then copy it and paste in Word and print it on fabric.  I am really excited about this new way of doing labels.  It is easy and fast, something that sometimes is necessary.  Maybe this means that all of my quilts will have labels, ya think?

4 comments:

Denise :) said...

Gari, I love this -- beautiful job!! :)

Pat said...

Very nice!!! Hey....I did take your suggestion for that binding "gadget".....have a picture of me "wearing" it on my blog post now!

Wilma NC said...

So pretty!!!

Quilting4U said...

Love the finish on your Freedom quilt! It is a stunning quilt!