Blue Diamond Postcards
Over the next several days I'm going to be sharing this year's Christmas postcards. I was very happy to get all of them done by December 1 and now I'm finally editing the photos to share. First up are the Blue Diamond postcards.
When I make the sample quilts for Paula Nadelstern I like to try to use some of the scrap fabrics in my Christmas postcards.
These are the fabrics that I started with from her new Artful Snowflake line. I made my "I'm Not a Snowflake" quilt and it involved a lot of fussy cutting so the remnant fabrics looked like a lot of Swiss cheese.
I decided on a framed diamond shape. I started by cutting as many symmetrical diamond shapes as I could from the scraps. That turned out to be 21. I added a frame in black. I also had a lot of cut off corners from that fabric that looks like beads. They were perfect for making the frames. Some of the frames are narrow and some are wide. That's because some of the diamonds were smaller than others based on the scrap of fabric that I had for the symmetrical design.
After I serged the edges black I thought it needed a little something else and for Christmas cards that something is almost always crystals.
I made 21 of these card.
12/4/2019 07:51:49 pm
These are lovely. Every year I plan to try making a few and then December is over and I haven't done any. You make it look so easy.
12/4/2019 08:26:32 pm
The bead fabric looks like heavy stitching so it look like you spent hours quilting them. They are beautiful!
Vicki in MN
12/5/2019 07:16:53 am
I always love seeing each years batch of cards. When I saw that first photo I thought for sure you had done a lot of thread painting on the outside frames. Beautiful.
12/5/2019 08:54:58 am
As usual you have hit it out of the park with these postcards. What a great way to use up the scraps and turn them into something beautiful!
12/5/2019 06:16:48 pm
Of course you know I like these! They're blue - what's not to like?
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.