Finish with a label

The final instruction at the end of the beginners quilt course was, “Make a label to sew to the back of the quilt”.  As a newbie to quilt making I did as instructed by Flip & Chris, choosing to create a label by transferring my limited ’embroidery’ skills to the newly revealed world of patchwork and quilting!  It has to be the most elaborate label I’ll ever make! Now, … Read more

Crazy Patchwork – a quick tutorial

Crazy patchwork was all the rage in Victorian times (go to this link to see pictures of antique crazy patchwork).  In her book ‘The Crazy Quilt Handbook’ Judith Baker Montano maintains: For the last quarter of the nineteenth century, crazy quilting was definitely the ‘in’ thing to do.  Every woman had to have a crazy quilt.  The more intricate and busy it was, the better.  It hit every echelon … Read more