Monday, September 7, 2009

Just a Short One Today...about a quilt : )

It got crazy busy towards the end of last week cuz one of our "gal pals" got married on Saturday. It was all very exciting. By Thursday we were all busy either making cupcakes for the reception, one of the gals cut LOTS of vinyl, and then there was this surprise quilt you see below that needed to be finished.
Isn't this just the sweetest quilt ever??? All the colored fabrics are from a 1930's reproduction line. This little surprise for Leslie, was Margie's brain child. Last month four of us got together over at Margie's to make this little sneaky project come together. Then last week Margie quilted it on her Long Arm.
One guess what we were doing Friday night...yep...we did the binding around the edges by hand while watching Jane Eyre (2006 version/THE BEST EVER)!
And because the quilt was SO ultra cute, we had to have an "ultra cute" quilt label. See the package I scanned (above)? I've been dying to try my hand at this product for a long time and now I had the perfect project for it.
So I just typed out this cute label with some of my fun fonts, printed it on the special paper in the kit, ironed it on, and then sewed the pink strips around to give it a border. I LOVE the way it turned out. I blurred out every one's last name for obvious reasons, so if it looks like Clorox spills, it's just my bad photo-editing skills. : ) I got this Avery product at Staples BTW.
Congratulations Leslie. And happy Monday everyone!
M.L.

24 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

The best gifts are made by the people that love you. This is awesome! She'll cherish it forever.

I found Wednesday's With Mom....thanks! Don't know how I missed it as I check my favorite blogs daily.....

Lorraine said...

A beautiful gift for your friend. I'm still wondering where you find time to do all that you do!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

The quilt is "ultra cute". Love the color combinations.

Hugs ~Sue
P.S. Sorry I haven't stopped by lately. I have been crazy busy and I was looking at my calendar for the rest of the year and it's not going to get any better :) I already have several craft shows scheduled for the rest of the year and I need to keep by behind in the sewing room. LOL

Carrie said...

How wonderful!

Darlene said...

What a FABULOUS quilt for your friend. That is just too sweet. LOVE the label. She is going to cherish it forever.

MamaTina said...

It's lovely! I've used the printable fabric before, which is VERY expensive and it fades after the first washing, which was disappointing. I think this would be a great alternative :D

mysteryhistorymom said...

The quilt is soooooo gorgeous! You all did the most amazing job! What a gift!:) Oh, and we love Jane Eyre over here, too... Lori

Mildred said...

That is an adorable quilt and what a treasure for her!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie!
I bet she was so thrilled and filled with happiness when she received this quilt. It is just beautiful, absolutely beautiful. You all did a marvelous job. I love the little label. That was the most wonderful addition to it all. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Monday Labor Day. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

Small House said...

How nice to be able to spend time with your friends.

FUNNY, Saturday night I purchased t-shirt transfer paper. BUT...I can't figure out how to flip, or mirror image my numbers, letters, etc. Which means everything will iron on backwards. AUGH!
I think I need photoshop.
Have a great day.
Sandra

Small House said...

YEA!!! After spending far to long at the computer trying to figure out how to mirror image, my daughter sat down and figured it out in less than 5 minutes. HIP-HIP-HOORAY!
Sandra

MiMi said...

Beautiful!

Suzanne said...

I was wondering how crafters made prints on fabric. That's a gift that will be cherished through the years.

Small House said...

I know...3 comments.
Thanks for the advice on printing mirror images. How nice to take a minute to help me!!!!
I'm done now...I promise.
Sandra

GrandmaBev said...

What a beautiful quilt and gift. Your four are wonderful. Didn't Leslie look nice. She sure is happy.

All About Sandra said...

Everytime your friend looks at the quilt she will remember all of you and how grateful she is for friends.

You have the cutest ideas on your blog and decorations.

Jacqueline said...

Quilts have a way of warming the heart and warming the body too. How lovely, I know it will be treasured beyond measure. A toast to a calm week ahead!

marie said...

The quilt is beautiful ~ what an excellent gift for a friend. A family heirloom to begin their married life together! I just love the font you used on the label!

I really like that Jane Eyre version too. Have you seen the new movie Julie & Julia? It's great...I laughed & laughed!

jenjen said...

What a beautiful quilt. So pretty! And I love your blog header - so autumnal and inspiring!

XOXO
Jen

The Thompsons said...

You are VERY talented..I'm so glad I came across your blog today :)

Amy said...

Oh that quilt is lovely! The label is so cute. Awesome!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Beautiful quilt! I love quilts and can't wait for the quilt weather to get here. Jackie

Mimi Sue said...

Gorgeous quilt. Better because it was made with love. I gave Janis your message. Mimi

Leslie said...

I love the quilt, I love you, and I love Margie, Lori, and Lori too! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Leslie