Wild Gears postcards
I can't put down the Wild Gears! In fact I ordered 3 more sets this week. There's an Enormous set and Ovals and I got both of those plus one other set that I didn't already have. I want the Enormous and Ovals for my floor cloths and I'm still playing around with large designs for them. But I've also been thinking about drawing on fabric so that I might make a quilt. I had a stack of yellow scraps on the table so I've been experimenting with them. Over the past week or so I've been drawing designs all over the fabric and yesterday cut them up into postcards.
I had not intended to make anything with the practice pieces but as I was looking at them I figured that adding a few crystals might make them fancy enough to be acceptable for postcards.
On this card you can see that I was also experimenting with doing designs in layers. I did a big design first in a light ink for some background lines and then added the smaller motifs in red and brown ink.
In a couple of hours I had 9 more postcards! Between birthdays, get well greetings and Airbnb guests I go through these really quickly.
4/10/2019 01:45:01 pm
Those practice pieces made some pretty postcards!
4/11/2019 08:19:42 am
Vicki, you never cease to amaze me, Your creative juices must be flowing at warp speed, these day, with all you've accomplished. I really love your postcards, and look forward to the new designs with the ones you've ordered.
4/11/2019 11:01:46 am
Wow! These are great! I like the red stitching on yellow.
4/11/2019 11:03:11 am
Ooops! Just realized I misspoke - I realize it's ink and not stitching!
4/11/2019 10:00:46 pm
I love everything you’re doing with the Wild Gears—so creative!
4/12/2019 05:43:43 pm
Playing with these must be so much like remembering childhood. I didn't have a spirograph when I was a kid but I definitely wished for one!
4/13/2019 03:38:30 pm
Oh my those are just SO cool!!
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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.