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Stashbuster Sunday – STACKED

This pattern, Stacked Squares by Moda, has been in my “want-to que” for some time. The pattern calls for 23 fabrics. I began pulling fabrics and no problem – I found 27! There are fabrics from three different designers in this quilt – Anna Marie Horner, Tula Pink and Amy Butler. No way I could go wrong with these! As I laid them out and began to pair the prints, eliminating some was no problem. I sewed the log cabins at the April Quilt & Sew-In Retreat. I waited until I was home to cut those blocks into fours (and yes, it did hurt a bit to do that!), play with them on the design wall, and piece them once more. I love this look! As I sewed each original block, it would become my favorite.

This pic taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway -  couldn't resist this boulder!

This pic taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway – couldn’t resist this boulder!

Hanging stacked (Large)

There were a few left over blocks so I incorporated them into the back of the quilt. I love all the loops of the machine quilting.

Back stacked (Large)

Quilting stacked (Large)Tag stacked (Large)

I am also entering this quilt in my guild’s Log Cabin Challenge, which was to make any log cabin quilt, any size. I’m keeping this one and it will be so warm and cozy to curl up under this winter!

Label That Quilt

Too often I finish a quilt and have not done a label. Ideally I will do the label and attach it to the back before it is quilted but it seems that rarely happens. I’m also not always sure what I want to name the quilt or what home it is going to find before the quilting.

At our last guild meeting one of the members shared how she is now labeling her quilts. Had to try it and love it! You set the label in a corner of the quilt when you bind it. It gets sewn on as you bind! I just did this on a quilt I am finishing and it feels so good to know when those last binding stitches are done – so is the label. Done and Done!!

Here’s a pic of the finished label. I have attached a PDF for the instructions so it can be printed out for future reference.  corner label inst
corner label(Large)

Remember: your quilt is a work of art! Would a painter finish a painting without a signature? Would a potter finish a piece without a stamp or signature? How wonderful for future generations to know when and where a quilt was made, who made the quilt and any other info you want to put on it. So go cut some squares out and label your quilts