I have been going back and forth, and back again about whether the flower centers should be muslin or red. You can see them both in this photo:
I have taken them off, put them on and now I have finally decided: I am making them red like in the borders. Final!
Okay, even a hardened dog owner like me gets a little nervous when this happens! Look at the tension under the paw -
Okay, now the lettering. I decided I wanted this quilt to be all hand done by me. So I drew my own lettering.
This is how I work. Using freezer paper I start with a rough style and size and just keep adjusting (not starting over) until it looks right. Then I cut them out.
Here is my date, a little smaller than my initials.
I use a ruler to line up the bottom line, then I hand baste. They are not perfect, but then neither am I.
Consider adding a little of your own personal style to a special quilt.