Monday, April 29, 2013

A Paper Quilt for a Fibre Artist

Hard to chose what to send to a fibre artist who creates wonderful items every day.  Fortunately I had  few cards with quilt images.  Off it goes to the American West coast.

"Puddle" by Mia Rozmyn, 1993.  From her book Freedom in Design: New Directions in Foundation Paper Piecing

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Birds of a Feather

I'm on a postcard roll.  A while back, my sister challenged me to send as many postcards as Postcrossing would allow me.  I am finally trying to meet that.  This card is off to Belarus to a lady who says her last name translates to 'crow'.  This is the closest I could come.  i hope she enjoys it.

From the Art of PIxar Postcard Box.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

An Earth Bound Spaceman

My nephew has moved to Alberta and is looking for a job in the oil patch.  I sent him this card to she him the type of outfit he should wear to keep himself safe.  Not sure he'll take me up on this plan.

From the Art of Pixar Postcard Box

Friday, April 26, 2013

For a Special Person

I was playing around at my sewing machine today with a fun piece of fabric.  A few shiny threads and lots of free motion stitching and I came up with this postcard.  Will be sending it off to one of my favourite people.

It is hard to tell, but there is a lot of pink and beige stitching that reminds me of contour lines.

Am linking up with Beth at the Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard FriendShip Friday.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

To Russia with Love

A few days ago I sent this card off to a Postcrosser in Russia. 
Measures 4 x 6 inches.
Cotton fabric in the Flying Geese motif.
I did ask the recipient if she would like a hand made card and fortunately she said yet.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I held a contest on my other blog a while back. One of the prizes was a fabric postcard made by me.  I can finally show you the picture as it has been received by the winner.  It measures 4 x 6 inches.  Yes, it really was mailed just as it is.  The winner told me that she likes bright, and I was able to find a few fabrics that met that requirement.
These are such fun to make as I work with what ever fabric is at hand.  I usually add some of the fun stitches from my sewing machine. I never know what it will look like, but I sure do enjoy the process.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Quilting misjudgement leads to a Great Postcard

Recently my mom and I have been playing with the disappearing 4 patch quilt technique.  This post card is a result of that process.  She felt that the one part was cut too narrow and it didn't make for a nice quilt block.  Once she trimmed it up and fused it to some interfacing, it makes a wonderful postcard.  Lucky for me, I was the recipient.  The technique she tried is illustrated in this post from my quilting blog.
The colours are a bit off, it should be more yellow and purple.  Measures 4 x 6 inches. 
This is the quilt top that I made using the same technique.  Details are shown in the post linked to above.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Heads up, Monsters in the mail

I haven't done very much in the way of sending out postcards over the past year and a half and I really miss it.  In February, I tried getting back in the groove, but it didn't last.  Here's to trying again.  I am also working on more of my fabric cards and when I get a few finished I'll be hosting a contest to win one.

This postcard is an image from Monsters Inc. from the Pixar Postcard Box and is all set to travel to a Postcrosser in China.  She specifically listed Pixar cards among her favourites.