Hello and Happy Monday!
Welcome to the final installment of the Great Granny Squared Sew Along with Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet and Fat Quarter Shop. If you've been sewing along, you know the drill - I've got photos of this week's project, which is a ton of fun to make by the way - and a link to your homework PDF, as well as a copy of Lori's new book to give away to one of you. :)
The last thing you need to make for this quilt - but certainly not the least - is the Label Block.
It's a whimsical change from the traditionally little label we so often associate with quilts - and it has a blank square in the middle of the block for you to customize with whatever embroidery design you like.
Lori's book has lovely label ideas and embroidery templates. I started my stitched square with Lori's floral motif and then did a little designing of my own.
Since I don't need a quilt label at present I took another idea from Lori's book - adding a border to my block - and turned it into a zippered cushion cover.
Not surprisingly, one of my girls requested it for her room in our new house. So what about the other girl? Well, this block is so quick and easy that I didn't need any arm-twisting whatsoever to whip up another one ...
For those of you who don't embroider - I know you're out there ;) - try adding a little ribbon to the center square as an alternative to stitching.
(A few extra details on the back of a cushion is never a bad thing.)
For more inspiration, check out my labelling partners over at Pink Penguin and Lily's Quilts. And remember to add your photos to the Great Granny Squared Flickr Page to be entered for the weekly prize.
Without further ado, I'd like to give away a copy of this beautiful book, which is page after page of gorgeous photography, inspiring designs and easy-to-follow patterns. If you'd like a chance to win, leave a comment on this post (not an email) telling me if you are a labeller, a non-labeller, or - like me - a labeller with good intentions who doesn't always get around to it.
This giveaway is open to all and closes Sunday May 26th. I'll announce the winner soon after. Good luck to you!