Modern Quilt Guild Name Tag

To participate in giveaways at the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild‘s Meetings, all participants must (1) be a paying member (check!) and (2) have and wear a handmade name tag.  I spent today working on making my name tag for the March meeting.  I was given a membership card that has important information on it, but it’s pretty boring and doesn’t qualify me for the giveaways.  Having a name tag is a kind of fun way of getting to know everyone and seeing their sewing style.  I know that mine represents my style.

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I wanted something super cute, so I made a super-mini geese in a ring bock.  It took me forever to figure out how to reduce the size of this beauty, but I was really relived when I finally figured it out.  Here is the template (look how small!):

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I used Essex linen (scraps) for the background and itty-bitty scraps for the flying geese. It was a challenge to make this block so small.  I have made it before in a mini quilt you can find here, but this was really really really really small.

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I then added grey borders and some embroidery for my name, then added batting and backing to give it some stability and girth while hanging around my neck:

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I added the finishing touches of ribbon to hang it from and quilted a small border and voila!

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I then made a lanyard to hang it from. I used a lanyard and ribbon to hang it from because I decided that if I change my mind and want to pin it instead of hang it, I could easily detach it.

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I’m very happy with the finished product and can’t wait to show it off at the next meeting. I’m sure that the other ladies have much more interesting name tags, but I am pleased with my first try.

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After finishing this project, I was interested in finding other name tag projects and came across this site on flickr.  I am so impressed how creative and interesting other people’s projects are.  I am really blown away by the great amount of inspiration.  I have got a lot of new ideas for my next name tag and possibly for the upcoming project in the modern quilt guild.  The project is a secret name tag swap.  You make a name tag for another member but they don’t know who is making it for them.  I don’t know any of the other members so it would be a great way for everyone to get to know me.

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