Sunday, June 7, 2009

Handmade Quilt Label: broderie perse (part 1)

To spice up my niece's quilt, I used a broderie perse applique method to create the label.

Anna Maria Horner (her blog) is a super cool fabric designer that makes all sorts of large prints in wild colors. Her color usage is quite bold and unique actually.

I bought some fabric that she designed for Freestyle from her Drawing Room collection. It has all these great birds and flowers all over it.

The birds had a lot of blank white space, so I wrote the quilt label inside of that, and cut around it carefully to applique on as the label.

I will confess that I also used this method for the other quilt label I just made for our baby son. That label is even better because my dear friend Carol actually ended up doing the applique to put it on there for me! (hee hee...it was a complex pattern, and a very heavy fabric as well!)

8 comments:

Janet said...

What a great idea, thanks for shring it, I'll be looking at my fabric now.

Kathie said...

great idea!

jovaliquilts said...

Brilliant idea for a label! It looks so elegant and beautiful.

kathleen said...

I love your label.. so creative! reminds me of the Papyrus hummingbird logo that I love so much : )

Sharon said...

Gorgeous, I really really love it!!

Marit said...

This is a great idea. It is both beautiful and adds interest to the quilt design. Thank you for sharing!

AnnaVallance said...

That is such a great idea I may have to borrow it for the baby quilt I'm making. Thank you.

Rhonda said...

That is just insanely fantastic!