Crazy Lady Postcards
Well, you know how nutty I get about my scraps. Here's yet another example. Sometimes I'm almost embarrassed to share just how weird I am about tiny bits of fabric. But, it's not as if you don't already know me well enough not to be surprised by another story.
These are the cut-offs from making the border of the puppy quilt. After I finished the last border and was putting everything away I just could not toss the strips out. It's as if they were screaming "Postcards!" to me. So I made postcards.
I didn't want to put too much thought into it so I just started sewing strips to cards with the raw edges exposed. At this point I was thinking that I might applique a flower motif or something on them.
Some got applied horizontally and some vertically. Why? Because that's how long my strips were.
Next it was time to really think about what to do with them.
I found these in my "Postcard Bin of Magical Things". I screen printed them a long time ago and they have just been waiting for a home. What could be more appropriate than some crazy ladies? I fused some Mistyfuse scraps to the backs and cut them out to be fused to the cards.
Not bad at all! But they needed a little something else.
Like some fabric marker to add a little color. The black edging was a perfect finish to reference the black lines of the :"drawing". This is a screen that I bought a long time ago and I honestly don't remember where I got it.
7 more postcards for my every-growing collection.
9/5/2019 10:49:01 am
Love these - very clever!
9/5/2019 07:48:16 pm
What a great idea. You are so creative!
9/6/2019 06:50:00 am
Those are the bomb! You did a great job of putting together odds and ends and making something wonderful!
9/6/2019 08:39:28 am
Those are just delightful. I love that you don't toss out those strips. I, also, find it difficult to toss out any pieces that might be useful.
9/8/2019 05:54:12 am
What a fun project.
9/14/2019 12:48:43 am
These are delightful!
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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.