I’m a guest blogger on the Dear Stella blog today! You really need to go check it out because I’ve written a tutorial on making some really cute labels to label your quilts with.
Please visit their post HERE for the tutorials and a sweet give-away.
But before you head over there, I’ve got a bonus tutorial right here for a quilt block that I made from the same label panel. The fabric collection is called “Love You To The Moon” by Rae Ritchie, and it’s really cute. I had a hard time choosing which pieces I wanted to make my labels from!
And then there was this cute little piece in there that I couldn’t resist turning into a quilt block:
See? Isn’t this cute?
So below are the instructions for making this block. And be sure and read all the way to the bottom, because there’s a give-away going on here, too!
Here’s what you’ll need to cut:
• Fussy cut the piece from the label panel to 5″ square
• Cut eight 5″ squares of background fabric
• Cut eight 3 1/2″ squares of the print you want for your star points
On the back side of each 3 1/2″ square, draw a diagonal line with a marking pencil:
Line up a 3 1/2″ square on top of a background square, right sides together, with the drawn line running as shown. Stitch on the drawn line. Then trim the excess 1/4″ away from the seam, and press the triangle out.
Do the same on the adjacent corner:
Repeat to make four units that look like this:
Lay all these units out with the center square and the rest of the background squares, as shown:
Sew them together in rows:
Then sew the rows together to complete the block.
The block, as sewn, will finish at 13 1/2″, but you can trim it down to be a bit smaller, if you wish, or add a frame to make it larger.
And that’s it — easy, right?
And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for . . .
Dear Stella and I are teaming up to offer a prize to one lucky reader. Here’s what you’ll get — two bundles of “Love You To The Moon” fat quarters, including the label panel — one for you and one for a friend!
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to be entered for a chance to win, and I’ll draw for a winner on December 6th. For more chances to win, visit my guest post over at Dear Stella, and you can put your name in the pot over there for their give-away!
I hope you get your hands on some “Love You To The Moon” and have fun making some cute little labels and fun quilt blocks! Thanks for visiting!
UPDATE: The give-away winner is BJ! Congratulations, BJ — and thanks to everyone else who played along — thanks for visiting!