My second Granddaughter and third grandchild is due in May. I want to be sure that she has a special Nana made quilt all her own, just like her sister and her cousin. I saw this at a local fabric shop. It was all ready cut up and packaged with the pattern and the backing fabric as a kit and it was in the 50% off clearance bin! Seriously, I could not have bought the yardage for the amount of the kit and the cutting was done for me!
It is quilted along the perimeter of each block, just inside a quarter inch. I used a heavier weight 12 gauge decorative thread and a special stitch offered on my machine that is supposed to look more like hand stitching. The machine didn't care for this thread combined with the stitch and would accept nothing less than a 100 needle and a very slow pace. But in the end it turned out as I wanted it to. However, I don't think I will do this combo again.
I made a label with my computer printer using a technique I saw online: http://craftygemini.blogspot.com/2010/02/make-your-own-fabric-labels-for-free.html
It really does work! I did a test run and washed it and the ink stayed put, so yay!
In addition to the machine quilting, which is quite sufficient to hold the batting in place, I also put a hand tie in the center of each block because I just love the look of a tied quilt. I wanted to bring more yellow accents into the quilt top, so used some yellow yarn from my stash.