Did I Read That Correctly?

All of my art pieces are given a name. The names are then recorded on a label and hand-stitched to the back of the item. It’s not unusual for me to make multiple labels at the same time because I often stockpile my art quilts until I have several ready to be bound and labeled.

Historically I never have troubles matching the labels with the appropriate art piece. Once the label is created I pin it to the art piece so that it will be handy when it’s time to add it to the back.

Recently I was reviewing the cataloged photos of my finished quilts. As I examined the label on one of them I had to stop myself to take a second look. The label stitched to the backing didn’t have the proper name. I then went looking for the quilt that should have received that label. Sigh! I had totally messed up. I was so disappointed. I had never mislabeled a quilt before. Take a look!

What really gets me is that I blogged about both of these quilts, edited and imported their photos and yet I still didn’t catch it. The icing on the cake is that you didn’t either. 🙂 Oops! Obviously I wasn’t thinking when I added the labels. If I had been, they never would have been mixed up.

Now I have to decide what I will do about it. As you can tell from the photos the labels are securely fastened. The extra steps I took to anchor them to the backing has complicated the process of removal. There is extra space on each of the labels that could be used to write the correct names. Being a neat-freak that idea doesn’t sit too well. Neither does the amount of work it would take to remove and replace the labels.

Here’s where you come in. I would like to hear what you would do.

  1. Would you leave them as is?
  2. Would you cross out the incorrect name and write the appropriate one above?
  3. Would you completely remove the label and create a new one?

Share your thoughts in a comment. I look forward to reading your responses.

Thank You for stopping by!

Cindy Anderson
Cindy Anderson



My Window Box

The Birth of a QAL

Window Box is the quilt that started the ball rolling for our current Mystery QAL. Tracy at It’s A T-Sweets Day read my initial post and fell in love with the QAL idea. Together we designed and implemented a new QAL. The rest is history.

A Little Background

My quilt began its journey darn near twenty-one months ago. That’s probably not too unusual for most quilts. Works of Art take time and I think this quilt certainly falls under that definition.

Back in June of 2016 I went on a shopping adventure with a group of ladies. Purchased by each of us was a piece of this fabric.

Challenge Fabric
Challenge Fabric

Jointly we decided to challenge ourselves to create a project using the fabric. The goal was to finish our piece, then gather again in six months for show and tell. Sadly the meeting never took place. In fact, I don’t even know if my traveling companions made something with their fabric.

My Commitment

I was determined to follow-through on my commitment. I searched my quilting books looking for a suitable pattern until I found the Window Box in a publication called Color Shuffle: New Quilts from Karla Alexander.

Getting Started

With my pattern selected it was time to pull fabrics. From my stash I found an abundance of possible candidates. After narrowing down my options I got to work slicing and shuffling, then stitching them together.

The process from piles of fabric to finished quilt top took six months.

I finished the top while on a sewing retreat during the summer of 2017. The completed top waited patiently to be quilted until mid December.

The Finished Quilt

I had so much fun when I finally had the opportunity to quilt it. Using a brightly colored, variegated thread I stitched a straight-line geometric pattern.

I’m so thrilled to reveal my quilt. Please enjoy the following photos.

Window Box Quilt
Window Box Closeup # 1
Window Box Closeup # 2
Window Box Closeup # 3
Window Box Closeup # 4
Window Box Quilt Backing & Label

As you can tell by the volume of photos I am head-over-heals in love with my quilt. I’m so glad I decided to use the fabric color combinations that I chose. I’m also very, very thrilled with the quilting. I just can’t say enough about how pleased I am with the finished product.

The Inspiration

How cool that this Window Box quilt has been the inspiration for another QAL. Even more exciting is the fact that I am not the only one participating and actually making something this time. 🙂

On to the next reveal!

Thank You!

Thank You so much for sharing your time with me! I always look forward to our visits. Talk with you soon!



Window Box Quilt

Free Fabric

In June of 2016 my name was chosen as the lucky winner to receive 12 yards of free fabric. The 12 yards would be collected one yard at a time over the course of 12 months. The last month I was eligible was May of this year. The very first time I went to collect my free fabric I met three other friends at the fabric store. While shopping we discovered we all liked the same bolt of fabric. The fabric, as shown in this photo, is the one on the top of the pile.


A Challenge

Since we all liked the same fabric we thought it would be fun to have a challenge. We decided jointly to meet up again in December of 2016 with our finished art piece. The idea of a challenge seemed fun and easily attainable. But, you know how easy it is to put those plans on the back burner. The date for our group rendezvous was moved several times. Sadly, as of today it has never been rescheduled.

Pattern Chosen

Even though our group activity has never taken place I was still bound and determined to conquer my goal. I set out to find a pattern and coordinating fabrics to utilize in my quest. After leafing through pages and pages of quilting books I finally decided to use the Window Box pattern from the book Color Shuffle by Karla Alexander. I’ve included a link to the authors website. Unfortunately the book is no longer available from her. All of the fabrics, except for the challenge piece, were taken from my stash.

Progress Made

In February of this year, with the Super Bowl on in the background, I gathered up my supplies and started my quilt (On My Table Today). These are some of the fabrics I chose along with photos of a few quilt blocks.

Window Box Yellows
Window Box Yellows
Window Box Aquas
Window Box Aquas/Teals
Window Box Quilt Square
Window Box Quilt Square Ready to be Stitched
Window Box Quilt Blocks
Window Box Quilt Blocks

I’m happy to report that all 80 of the quilt block have been assembled and my quilt top is now ready for quilting. Once that part is accomplished I will bring you an update. On to the next project.

Cindy Anderson