Thursday, December 1, 2016

Crown Royal Finish

For about a year now, I have been working off and on with a project for a friend.  I have finally finished it and was able to give it to her in time for her to give it as a Christmas gift.  I don't remember what brought it up, but we started discussing making quilts out of Crown Royal bags.  Turns out her man had been saving them for ages.  She brought them in and I got to work.  I didn't have a specific pattern to use, but more of a design idea.



It was a little difficult because I wasn't working with yardage and I had a limited amount of one of the fabrics (the Crown purple).  So, I made one block at a time.  From cutting to the completed block.  Cutting the largest pieces first and working my way down to the 2 inch squares.



I was so excited to finally finish it.  It turned out great and is the most squishy, cuddly quilt I have ever made.  It is so heavy and warm.  My friend was very happy with it and I was very happy to have it to her on time.

Don't mind the bad lighting and messy living room.  It is dark when I leave for the day and dark when I get home.  I didn't have much choice.


I have started pin basting on my dining room floor instead of spraying on my sewing table.  It works pretty well.

This quilt is also the first one for someone else that I have used my new labels on!  I LOVE them.
I ordered them from FinerRibbon.com.  You can find the labels I ordered HERE.  They were so great to work with and they send you workups of your custom labels before printing.  I would recommend them to anyone looking for custom labels.  I am sure I will never use that many labels, but the cost really isn't too bad at all.  It was definitely worth it.


I forgot to get a photo of my label on the Crown Royal quilt, but I did get a photo of my "test" label that went on my pattern test quilt.  Lesson:  Sew the label on BEFORE the binding.  They are slippery and the feed dogs don't grab them real well.  



Now I have three more projects that I have to finish in the next 2 weeks.  Wish me luck.  :)

Linking up to:
Needle and Thread Thursday
Finished or Not Friday

8 comments:

  1. What a great design and fun quilt! I'm sure the colors are great!! I bet your friend's husband will love it!!

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    1. Thanks Cathy! It was fun to make. I am sure it will be one of those quilts that is well used and well loved. :)

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  2. These bags are new to me? Whisky bags? What a wonderfully fabulous quilt.

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  3. Ken you did a great job on the Crown Royal quilt! That looks so good! How are you goi g to quilt it? I love your labels!! Would you get a referral fee if I ordered some? You should!

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  4. This turned out great!! I know these bags are like a flannel. Did you use a flannel type fabric for the background too?

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  5. Very nice! Thanks for linking up to Finished or Not Friday. Adorable labels, too!

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