Monday, June 21, 2010

Fabric postcards

When I met the wonderful Kandy, who runs BQL on the internet, and lives not far from me, she showed me her fabric postcards. She has taken part in a lot of exchanges and in consequence has got a large collection ( a few shoe boxes in volume, but in inspiration, so much more).
Later on she came to give a talk to our patchwork group on such cards, and then I was in charge of organising an evening workshop.
These are my samples, finished.
Oh and they are perfect rectangles, it's just the angle of the photograph that makes them look not so.
This card was made with a flower on fabric. The bit left wasn't much bigger than the final postcard. There is some wadding, a border and some free machine quilting.
All the edges of the cards are made with a zig zag stitch.

This one uses the appliqué technique with embroidery floss.

And the last one is 2 log cabin blocks sewn and cut to fit the card at an angle.

I enjoyed these small projects, tried new techniques.

Here is the back of the cards, with some white fabric covering the Buckram. This is used to give some rigidity to the cards, and sticks to the fabric on both sides when ironed. Very practical.

Now I have put my name down to do an exchange, probably with 6 or 7 people. I just need to find the time to make the cards, isn't it.
I think it will be a good challenge for me, and I will have some lovely postcards as well.

1 comment:

Plum Cox said...

Super cards, Pascale! Aren't they fun? Hope we share some swaps!