Yesterday I mostly worked on getting things ready for the class I'm teaching this weekend but I did have a few minutes to work on the postcards in the evening. I'm cutting the fabric scraps into wonky triangles.
Here's the basic design . I figured out a stitching path so that I can do all of the stitching continuously. Chris isn't overly enthusiastic about them but he's quite traditional about Christmas. I think they are pretty cute and they will probably get a couple of crystals added for a little sparkle.
Speaking of sparkle, after I stitched a few of them I wondered what they would look like stitched in silver metallic.
Ah ha! It turns out that they look much better with the silver metallic (left). I'll stitch the remaining 26 in silver but I will not toss out the first ones stitched in black. The recipients will not know the difference.
Now you know what I will be doing for the next few days. I like to do 3 designs every year and I think If I set a goal to make a set every 2 weeks that I'll have them all done by December 1 and that would be fantastic. Hopefully while I finish this batch I'll come up with some genius idea for the next batch.
10/21/2016 12:02:18 pm
Your postcards are adorable! So sorry Chris doesn't like them. Perhaps he'll take over the job next year.
Tina in NJ
10/21/2016 01:27:44 pm
I think they're cute. They remind of A Charlie Brown Christmas, where Charlie Brown and Linus are looking for the tree.
10/21/2016 07:45:44 pm
those are absolutely adorable...i love the colors against the black and white. carry on!
10/22/2016 11:53:51 am
I am enjoying all of your postcard fun Vicki. The little trees are wonderful. Isn't it fun to take a break from serious quilting and do smaller projects.....kind of clears out the brain. Thanks for sharing your progress.
I get your e mail and love the trees. Can you post a sketch with arrows of your stitching path? I have had 5 back surgeries and my sitting time is limited. I would love to do something similar - and it would help me to try and think in terms of continuous stitch when doing these fun, raw edge projects. Thanks.
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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.