Wheel Medallion sneak peek

18 04 2014

Finished days before it was to be displayed  at my guild’s Voices in Cloth 2014 quilt show late last month, my Wheel Medallion has been one of my most challenging endeavors in recent times.

Having taken a class with Becky Goldsmith of Piece o’ Cake fame, I felt I was much more able to execute this applique technique.  So I incorporated the applique border into a medallion quilt I had been struggling with working on.

Not yet photographed professionally, this quilt can only be seen in these partial shots for now.

Wheel3

Stay tuned for a better picture of the complete quilt.

wheel2

I love the result, and this quilt already has a cousin under construction, using all of the leftover pieces that did not fit into the design of this quilt.  So stay tuned for that, too.

 

And, on a recurring note, I am finding that I have not yet shaken the fabric postcard bug.

These are a particular favorite here where I live:

bears cards

 

And these were made for a friend’s Cinco de Mayo-themed engagement party:

Cinco de Mayo cards

I will probably keep doing these wonderfull little gems, just because they are soooo fun (and are completed sooooo quickly).





Postcard play

2 08 2013

I don’t think it’s procrastination, but I got stuck in the vortex of a postcard binge this week.   I couldn’t get out until I finished these, and I had fun all the while.

Leftovers from my current project:

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The fruits of my most recent vintage fabric / embroidery marathon:

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And my current favorite:

Iron

(If you haven’t silently said, “Awwwww . . . ”  yet, you’re having a really tough day.)

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I also include one experimental card, using a technique that I want to try a bit more:

face

For first-time viewers, these postcards are being made for the Voices in Cloth 2014 quilt show that our East Bay Heritage Quilters guild hosts.

For instructions on making your own cards, click here for a tutorial, and to see a gallery of more postcards samples, click the tab marked “EBHQ Postcards” on my home page.