Christmas Tree Postcards
I didn't post earlier today because I was intent on having two finishes in one week! In between errands, a clay shooting lesson (I'm still bad but improving) and chores, I finished the set of Christmas tree cards! This post counts for Thursday and Friday this week.
I usually make 3 or 4 card designs each year and there's always a tree. This year I decided to quilt a little free motion tree to use up some thread. The threads I picked are Superior Rainbows variegated trilobal polyester thread. They have a little shine to them. I'd quilt some on the margins of quilts that I had on the frame. I've been working on them off and on all year.
You can clearly see here that they are totally free motion stitched!
I have 6 different background fabrics simply based on what I had in my "waste fabric" stash.
I wanted to add an extra element...also from my stash. Some have dyed cheesecloth "ground" and others have pieces of knitted metal mesh as a background. The sequin star is from my old stash of beads and sequins from the ornaments that I used to make.
With an obscenely large thread stash it was easy to find the perfect thread colors for the serged edges. I have a great start on the 80 cards that I need with 31 of this design!
I also put a tiny dent into the thread stash. I'll finish off the rainbows the next time that I need to baste a quilt.
11/9/2018 08:18:49 am
Those cards are delightful. I am always amazed at the "other" things longarm quilters can do on their machines.
11/9/2018 09:00:59 am
Those cards are turning out fabulous! Totally unique.
11/9/2018 09:23:32 am
love those trees. what a great idea of stocking up on trees while quilting. you rock!
11/9/2018 11:21:13 am
I'm swooning, Vicki! Swooning over this set of Christmas Tree fabric postcards. The dyed fabrics paired with your specialty threads and designs are breathtaking.
11/9/2018 03:59:50 pm
Your cards did turn out rather well didn't they. I'm eyeing those empty spools and thinking that there should be something that could be made out of them. No clue what, tho'!
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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.