My mom finally started quilting, and now my little sister, Heidi has jumped on the band wagon. She pieced her first quilt top a couple of months ago and has been
bugging me asking when I would be able to quilt it. Sheesh, siblings! Ok, so I am just giving her a hard time.
I finished quilting it, but didn’t take a picture of the whole thing. I wanted to wait until she put the binding on. But I did snap a few close up pictures.
I love hiding words in the quilting. It could be a name, or a message or words that represent what the quilt is about. I have done it several times, here, here, and here. So I hid some stuff in her quilt and told her that she had to find it.
This one is pretty easy to see, it says “love you little sis” awww…….isn’t it precious!!!!
Then I also quilted “Heidi’s first quilt 2011” It’s hard to see in the pictures so I just showed a close up of a little bit of it.
The information quilted into the quilt acts like a type of label. At a trunk show I was at years ago, the speaker showed several quilts from the 1800’s. In one of them, the quilting was words and important dates and other fun information. It served as a genealogy record and was just stunning.
So if you don’t label your quilts, try quilting the info into it.