Sunday, March 9, 2014


I always am amazed at how people "label" things and themselves.

Remember the Wizard of Oz?

Glinda:  Are you a Good Witch, or a Bad Witch?
Dorothy:  Oh I am no witch at all!

If I say I am a scrap quilter does it eliminate me from using one specific line of fabric to make a quilt?
If I am a modern quilter does it mean I have to have geometric design elements, and heavy quilting or use modern fabrics?
If I am a traditional quilter does it mean I can't make a Bento Box quilt?  Or use Batik fabrics in a jewel box quilt?
I think you get where I am going with this one.  Seriously why do I have to label what I do?  I love fabric, and the endless possibilities of what can be done with it,  which is to frankly-  make a utilitarian item.

I finally broke down and decided to buy some quilt labels.  I don't seem to have any luck when I use the pigma pens it always fades after the first couple of washes.  I have also done some embroidered labels which are fine but not always practical.

I ordered labels from Jennifer's Jewels there is also an Etsy store.  I had fun designing this label using one of my favorite pictures from our farm.

Now just to work on quilting a quilt to use them.

I have not had a lot of time to sew lately so I was thrilled to get the Aurifil block of the month made.

I am still trying to continue making red and white blocks. 

Today was my first day off for over a week.  I woke up at a time that I thought was early only to discover that we were supposed to spring forward.  Which meant while I thought I was up at 6 am it was actually 7am. 

I did manage to get 4 Farmer's Wife blocks completed today. 
Pine Tree
Broken Sugar Bowl

Farmer's Puzzle
I actually figured out all the pieces I needed to make for the 8 blocks and got all the necessary templates ready. The Farmer's puzzle though was very frustrating.  The book does not show how to put it together, just how it looks when it the units are put together in the 4 sections.  I did it one way and it did not work at all.  While the other blocks only took me about 1 hour at the most, this one took me a couple of hours.  So goes the challenge of The Farmer's Wife.  Still it was nice to be able to have time to sew today. 


  1. I really like your label...great tree and great name. Your FW blocks are terrific too!

  2. I really like your label...great tree and great name. Your FW blocks are terrific too!

  3. I think labels are sometimes our way of validating ourselves....I'm his wife, her mother, etc. Too bad we can't just be who we are without all those labels. I survived the time change without too much problem but when fall comes I won't like it! blessings, marlene

  4. neat label.
    you can design your own labels and have them printed at too. i had some made there. i just bought a fat quarter of my labels.


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