I hope this doesn't post twice - my internet had a major hiccup, LOL.
This is a quilt for my latest step-grandson. The black fabric with stars is also in his 9 y-o cousin's baby quilt.
I need to make multiple posts to upload from my computer, LOL. I should have uploaded to photobucket.
Anyway, here is a close-up:
And while I'm learning how to post this way - here's a picture of the label:
That is a great boy quilt. It is nice that they share the black fabric, too. I love the label, I put mine in the corner, too.
Great quilt, Mary! I like colorful quilts for babies and kids.
Love your colors. Good job, Mary.
Very cute quilt. I love the binding and the wonky blocks.
I like that a lot. I'm never sure what to make for baby boys without buying specialty fabrics. That's a good idea.
Just beautiful, it's a wonderful juxtaposition of what looks like prints & solids, really much smaller scale prints. The black print lends such movement, it's really great!
I like your colorful wonky blocks. I have printed the tute for making wonky blocks but still haven't tried it.
I am concentrating on making baby quilts this year and I think a wonky-block baby quilt would be a good one to try.
Great to see you are quilting Mary! Love the boy quilt. Your bindings are always special. William is a lucky kid.
The wonky squares seem to be dancing.
I think Photobucket is easier (when it behaves) when posting multiple pics.
Love the quilt, especially the quilting. Do you print your labels on your computer. It looks really neat, unlike the ones I write by hand.
Yes, Mary, how do you make your labels? They're great too.
Thanks for all the compliments!
Yes, I usually make my labels on the computer.
I use the Bubble Jet Set solution to soak a piece of fabric. Let the fabric dry, and iron on to a piece of freezer paper. I use C.Jenkins brand heavy-weight freezer paper sheets. They're already printer sized and flat, and much heavier than freezer paper on a roll.
Print the label, pull it off the paper, rinse in Bubble Jet Set Rinse, dry it, and ready to go.
I use Word on the computer to compose, and I set the print to center justification, and make sure print it in the middle of the page. I make a test print on paper, of course, then print the label.
I fold the top of the fabric down behind the label so I have a double layer, and then press it. Cut the triangle out of the fabric and stitch it by machine to the quilt edge, and by hand across the top edge. Then I sew the binding as usual.
Your quilt is beautiful. What is the name of the pattern? Thank you!
Love it! So colorful and great for a boy! I'm going to steal your technique of putting the label in the corner! So much easier!!!
I like it, Mary! Great job - I know it will be loved.
Mary, I love your quilt! The colors are so bright and cheery and the wonky blocks are just plain fun!
I have tried the labels on regular freezer paper and not had any luck. Thanks for the tip on the C. Jenkins - I will look for it!
Sue, here's a link to the site.
Bubble Jet Set is one of the featured products on the first page, but if you look on the left menu you will see a link to the freezer paper.
Seriously, this product has improved my life. Once I've used it for a quilt label, I often re-use it for individual patterns. I use them a quilting motifs, but of course, they are useful for applique, etc.
By the way, C. Jenkins is also the inventor of Bubble Jet Set.
Here is a link that might be useful: C Jenkins Company
I love it! This quilt will go with him into toddler and beyond. I also think it would be a great quilt for adults too.
My family still wants the baby quilts that they put away after the first year. A great momento, but not very useful.
Nicely done as always and is a "grow" quilt that will be loved for years. Kids love the bright colors. Great quilting as well. TFS
Thank you for all the label help. I'll have to try it.
I'm a big fan of the bright and interesting quilts for kids. The brighter the better! Of course it goes without saying that your quilting is just immaculate. Great job, Mary C