Friday, April 30, 2010

My First Fabric Postcards

Last week I completed and mailed out my first fabric postcards to members of my online quilt group.  Most of the recipients have received their cards so I am going to post photos.    I needed to make three with musical themes and the next three were cards which represented each of our countries (since we had 4 countries represented in the exchange - Canada, Ireland, South Africa and US).    Since Canada is such a diverse country I chose three of my favourite places - autumn in the Gatineau Hills, a rocky mountain stream in Cape Breton, and a wharf in Newfoundland.  The musical postcards represent Starry Starry Night (Vincent) by Don Mclean,  Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and Autumn Leaves.   I used  lots of surface decoration - Tsukeniko inks, water soluble wax crayons, and Fabrico markers.  I really enjoyed making these cards but hand sewing the edges were a challenge - sewing through three layers including a layer of timtex not to mention fusible web.   Ouch!   Almost convinced me to purchase a sewing machine.

I've received two great postcards in exchange so far. When I receive all of them I will post them here as well.

1 comment:

  1. These postcards are wonderful, Juanita! Every one!

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