I set a template in Photoshop for a standard size of 10 x 15 cm and adjust according to the size of my quilt. If it will become a mini, the size will usually be reduced to maybe half the size - 7 x 10 cm or so. I like to incorporate some aspect of the design of the quilt usually by making a block or importing the block from EQ7.
Here are a few of my favorite labels and corresponding quilts so you can see which elements I captured fromt the quilt in the label:
Scrapkunst - the Doll Quilt Swap - "Let's go modern"
Prairie Star - Doll Quilt Monthly - "Diamonds are Forever"
Crosses on Paper - Doll Quilt Monthly - "Try Something New"
Katzenpost - Doll Quilt Monthly - "Love Letters"
Tulips Upside Down - Doll Quilt Monthly - "In the Garden"?
Chess or Checkers? - Doll Quilt Monthly - "For Kids"
The elegant way of finishing up the label is to add a little binding to the edge. It really doesn't take that long and gives it an awesoming finishing touch. On my most recent label, I took one inch strips, folded in half lengthwise, pressed, and sewed to the tops and bottoms of the label (binding style - raw edges together) using 1/8" and press outwards. On the outer two strips, I folded the edges in 1/4" so the raw edge wouldn't show. Then I pinned in place and hand stitched around the edge. Voila!
I would love to hear about your favorite method of "signing your quilt." Please leave a comment and share with all of us. Thanks for dropping by.