My new sew-in labels have arrived…
I am SO pleased with these – they’re from labelname.co.uk, on a recommendation. I went for a standard design – maybe I’ll go custom next time, but I like these very much, so maybe not. The interface for selecting design and colour is really simple, and the quality is great. I’ve wanted to do this for ages, and it was so easy to sort out, I have no idea why it took me so long.
Here’s the first one ever, in position, in my completed Mouthy Stitches Swap zippered pouch.
Another good thing is getting the pouch finished in time for the posting deadline. Here it is, all done – the front:
and a little close up of my hand quilting:
I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who made suggestions about the quilting. Your input made me have confidence to keep it simple and let the blocks and fabric pretty much speak for themselves. In the end I chose to stitch small petal shapes on the circles, then just go for a very simple outline everywhere else. I love the way that the hand quilting has give the pouch lots of texture. I just hope my partner likes it when it reaches her. Now I have to go and find some delicious scrap fabrics to include in her parcel…
I wonder which one of the gorgeous pouches I get in return – there is some gorgeous stuff in the Mouthy Stitches group pool on Flickr. Can’t wait!