Today I've been working on the back for the baby quilt from my last post. I'm trying to make a concerted effort to label all of my quilts, at very least the ones that are gifts. My friend Wendy, the secretary for the LA Modern Quilt Guild, gave a very entertaining yet informative talk on the importance of labeling your quilts at a recent guild meeting. She actually had a family member leave a quilt on a plane that was later returned because it was so well labeled. That's pretty impressive.
For this quilt I'm using a technique I learned from Wendy. I picked a nice font, typed up my label and printed it on paper. Then, because I don't have a lightbox like Wendy, I used nature's lightbox (the sun) and taped the paper to my window with the label fabric on top of it and traced the text. I used a micron pen (they're waterproof), then heat set it with my iron.
I love that it almost looks printed, just enough to mess with your head, but so much neater than my regular handwriting!