February 19, 2016

Quilted Name Tag

A name tag competition was announced at the January meeting of the Greenville Modern Quilt Guild.  I record the attendance at the meetings and was glad to see this suggested.  I can remember a face, but can not always put a name with the face.

I tossed around the idea of using hexagons in my design like Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal recently did in hers, but I could not settle on a layout.

I knew wanted to have the color green in my name tag.  After all we are the Green-ville MQG.  I decided to use Green Shards from the Carkai collection by Carolyn Friedlander and Cotton Couture in Avacado.

Leaf name tag completed

I drew out leaf design and at first thought I would paper piece the leaf with veins.  I ended up piecing the leaf so the seams could be pressed toward the veins and I would be able to stitch in the ditch along the veins.

Leaf name tag in process

After I pieced the leaf, I layered it like a quilt using thin batting and quilted in the ditch beside the veins mirroring the quilting in the solid.  Knowing I could not freehand print my name, I printed it using Century Gothic font and used it as a guide.  I placed it over the fabric and punched through the paper at the start and stop of each letter using a pencil.

I embroidered my name using the only navy I had, a candlewick yarn. And we will not discuss how long that has been around.

Name tag after embroidering

I finished the edge with a single fold binding and fused the backing and a safety pin on with Heat N Bond Lite.

Backing fused onto name tag

And I am happy to say, I won the name tag competition.  You can see the other name tags on the Greenville MQG website here.

Linking up to Finish Up FridayWhoop Whoop Friday, Sunlight in Winter Quilts hosting Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday this week, Fabric Frenzy Friday, Whoop, There It Is! and Show Off Saturday.


19 comments :

  1. This is just darling! Congrats on winning! :)

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  2. Such a pretty name-brooch - 'tag' doesn't do it justice! It's given me an idea for when I start teaching workshops later in the year.

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  3. What a great design and name tag. Congratulations on winning. Love the way you attached the safety pin to the back.

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  4. Congratulations! Your name tag is not only beautiful but quite ingenious!

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  5. Very nice!!! I need to make a name tag for myself for my modern quilt guild too. I may embroider my name too

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  6. Your name tag is just too neat! Such a lovely design, congrats on winning the competition. You did an awesome job embroidering your name! :)

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  7. Congrats on the win! It is just beautiful!

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  8. Great little name tag... very creative. I like your method of transferring your name so you could embroider it. Yea for using up a bit of old supplies. I never fell for the candle wicking so none of that around here.

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  9. Congrats on your winning name tag-it's very fun!

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  10. What a great idea for a Guild! Your name tag is so cute, no wonder it won. Congratulations!

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  11. It was a cute name tag and deserved the win!

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  12. Sensational, Paige from Green-ville. Wonderful that you used what you had and showed us the tiny details.

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  13. I still haven't made my name tag for the Toronto Modern Guild. I love your leaf design.

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  14. What a great name tag!! It's perfect in every way. Congratulations on your well deserved win.

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  15. Really cute name tag and congratulations!

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  16. It is so beautiful and clever too! A extremely well deserved win. Congratulations! I am pinning it :)

    -Soma

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  17. love it i would like to add this os my Embroidery Library I really appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing!

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