The best part is that when you are done and pull the template away from the fabric, it is reusable!
I had picked out this design back when I finished making the quilt top. It is #10 - Square In A Square from a great book called "Foundation -Pieced Quilt Labels" by Linda Causee (ASN 2001). It was nice to take a look back through the book and note that this is the third label I've made from it. I also used labels from this book for:
Bits 'N Pieces (2008)
Label #21- Chevrons:
I added the little silk flowers to hide the lousy job I did of turning the corners on the label binding. Definitely a "design decision"!!
Label #12 - Flower Basket on the Alex's Baskets quilt (2009):
Now, getting back to the current label work:
This was one case where I needed to make a label because I had cut a small hole in the backing (where the pin is) when I had trimmed the seams of the backing pieces and wanted to cover it up to protect the quilt.
I had originally planned to do a more elaborate pieced or picture label. However, in the interest of getting this done quickly, this turned out to be the easiest label I did. I decided to just take a piece of one of the fabrics leftover from the quilt, write the label information onto it and sew it on.
More Links For Labels
Another good thing that came out of going through the label stuff I have is that I found some more interesting "links" that I had collected in the past about good label techniques. When I find stuff on the web, I generally print it out and put it in books that I have that correspond to the information.
So you can find out about doing a "Curved Bias Quilt Label" from Joanna at the Seams Likely blog here.
Krista over at the popular Poppyprint blog did a post back in 2011 about:
.....which you can find here!
2/13/17 Updated To Add:
I came across another great article on creating labels by Maria Elkins titled: Last But Not Least -- Label Your Quilt" that appeared in the November/December 2013 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine.