Bluebirds on safari - the postcards
Since we stopped doing Airbnb (because the company went absolutely crazy), I don't need as many postcards as I used to so I don't make them as often. But there are lots of summer birthdays and, of course, I needed one for Mother's Day. I rarely make just one of a design. This one worked great for Mom and for some birthdays this month.
Lest you think I can draw a bluebird, the pattern for this came from here. I reduced it close to 50% to get the bird to fit perfectly on a postcard. The fabric were all from my pre-fused scrap bin and these clips were a lifesaver cutting out these small pieces.
I even had the perfect backgrounds! These are some sunprints that I made at least 2 years ago and they were already fused onto the bases.
This is why I keep every little pre-fused scrap of fabric. This was perfect for a tree branch.
The one at the top of the post was for Mom. I made 6 more for birthday cards. It was great having the serger out so I could speed through the edges on these.
While I had the serger out I quickly finished the edges on these cards that I made from the scraps of my SIL's quilt.
I have 6 of these and they will be great birthday cards for this summer too.
If all goes well today our generator and propane tank installation will be done AND the phone line they severed last week will be repaired. Fingers crossed!
5/19/2021 12:15:15 pm
Love your bluebird cards! And the new waves gradient!
5/19/2021 12:42:56 pm
Wow...those sun prints are perfect.
5/19/2021 06:12:23 pm
I love those sunprints for the backgrounds. Yes they are perfect.
5/19/2021 06:30:05 pm
I love the wee bluebird! I have yet to see one for real, despite knowing they are around the area.
Vicki in MN
5/20/2021 07:36:04 am
Since we don't seem to attract the real ones anymore I sure enjoyed seeing your postcard one. Perfect backgrounds for them.
5/20/2021 08:00:57 am
What a cute flock of bluebirds!
Beth H- now living the rural life in KY!
5/20/2021 08:18:54 am
I love the idea of finishing postcards with a serger and have recently acquired one!!!
Karen from Michigan
5/20/2021 09:00:41 am
The fabrics and the birds with the varied background are beautiful.
5/23/2021 10:00:43 pm
I see my card!
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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.