Quilt Label

Today, I finally completed the quilt label for the Wild About Texas quilt.
The embroidery was a bit off, and I tried my best to center it.
I used a lighter fusible interfacing for the applique and it sat a bit smoother.

Before pressing and top-stitching

Appliqued on bottom right corner

Thanks again, to Allison from New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting for her suggestions.
The Black Gold Sharp needles and the Thread Heaven arrived today.
These products have made the whole applique and binding process so much easier.
I completed binding the corners and attaching the bottom of the quilt sleeve hanger.
In the past, I always rushed through the binding.
This left me with sore fingers and a not so pretty stitching.
Taking my time on this one, and so far, I am pleased with the way it is turning out.

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Finishing Touches

My plan to go wandering around fabric shops went by the way side due to the high water crossing flood alerts that we experienced for most of today.
I was in search of the recommended Black Gold Needles and Thread Heaven.

Allison, of New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting, suggested these products she uses for hand stitching.
I appreciated the information; and I was encouraged by her suggestion to, “Relax and enjoy hand stitching ☺.”
Enjoy is the key word here.

I think I was stalling on making the quilt sleeve, and the binding, because I am not too happy with my hand stitching.
After watching a few videos, and armed with a new attitude, I finished adding the sleeve and the binding on a quilt that is not an entry to the quilt show. The results were a bit better.

Since I couldn’t go shopping, I ordered the products off Amazon.
Then, I got to work.

I used a remaining strip of green wildflower fabric to make the sleeve.
The green is used throughout the front of the quilt, but, now, I am wondering if it is “too green” for the sleeve. I have not attached the bottom of the sleeve so that I can think this over a bit.

The back is pieced with three different fabrics: a multi-colored floral, bluebonnets on white, and bluebonnets on blue.

Another question I have is about the label.
I read the show entry rules, consulted with my friend, and viewed videos, concerning quilt labels.
This is my first quilt show, and there is so much I do not know about how to prepare the quilt.
I was told that a quilt label is needed, but that it is covered up during the show.
Do I make just a square?

Or do I make a Texas applique out of this green label.
There is enough fabric.

Sample Blue Texas Applique

It would look like this, only green.

I’m very happy we finally had rain.
We had more rain today than we had all of July.
It was about 4″-5″ throughout the county.
It took a rainstorm to get me moving on these finishing touches for the quilt.