Friday, 11 June 2010

Starry finish and simple things

I have been busily finishing my Gwen Marston free-pieced stars and assembling them into a top. I really wanted it to be like Gwen's (bit pathetic to copy, but she's so clever!) with just the stars on a cream background with a cream border and binding, but as per usual, I didn't have enough cream fabric! I didn't stress trying to match the cream, just bought something as near in tone as possible, and separated the two fabrics with a scrappy border.

Once it is quilted (next problem!) I think it'll be hard to notice - or at least, that's the idea! Now I need to buy some backing and get on with the quilting. Meanwhile, I'll just show some little things which have pleased me recently.

Here are some name labels which I bought from an internet company which will let you choose your wording, font, motif, background colour, embroidery colour and make them in various sizes. You design them yourself online, and then have a chance to view any permutations before you buy. I'm looking forward to completing something so I can use one!

At a local gift shop I came across these labels. I think it's supposed to be parcel tie, but I will use them to go on items for presents. I particularly like the way they look as if I had spent hours cross stitching them. As if I have time for that!


Barb said...

This star quilts if fantastic! I love it on the crisp white.
nice labels too

Contented Caroline said...

It's gorgeous Lynda and I'll bet you get yours completed before my scrappy stars that has been on my UFO pile for quite a while. I'm hand-quilting my little labor of love.

How will you quilt yours?

Tonya R said...

all wonderful!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love woven labels...great for personalizing one's quilts.

Kathie said...

OH I just LOVE this quilt, always love Gwens work and yup I agree she would have just bought another fabric and moved on
don't worry about it,
once you add your amazing quilting on it its going to be a show stopper.
love that ribbon, where oh where did you find that?
cute labels too!

sewkalico said...

Great stars!!! I have had labels from them before. I found it strange that they don't even put their name anywhere on the card - not great for bad memories abd re-ordering, but great labels!

loulee said...

Your star quilt looks great. I love it. I reallymust have a go.
Snap, I buy my labels there too. They are useful for stitching onto smaller items and hand knits.