This is an old finish that I finally could really call a finish today. I feel a quilt is not finished if it does not have a label as I have mentioned before. It is something I used to not always get to before and have quilts I need to go back to document with labels. Nowadays, I do them as I make the quilts or I don't call them finished.
This was the swap project I did with my quilt group last year. We are all finishing them off now and although I had done the hand quilting a couple of months ago, I had to wait until I had all the signatures for the quilt label. Two of the older members in our group are having some health problems and I had to wait until they were here and able to sign this label. I am happy to say I finally sewed the label to the back of the quilt today.
For my log cabin blocks, I choose the colors of reds and browns. Each lady signed up made a block for me in my colors and I one for them in their color choice. The results in the group have really been great and each quilt has turned out so beautifully.
I used one of the log cabin blocks in the quilt label along with a poem I found online:
In Fellowship they meet,
Their long days to invest,
Snipping and sewing, only slowing
To visit, to eat or rest.
Calico scraps, heaped on laps,
Each one an exact size and hue.
Fingers nimble with thread and thimble,
Create pretty patterns anew.
Heads bent to the task, you need not ask
If these ladies love to quilt.
Their talented touch, expresses as much
As piece onto piece it is built.
Friends try to perceive who will receive
Each quilt that is stitched from the heart,
With needlework fine, the patterns entwined
A treasure, a true work of art.
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