Guild Challenge – Winter Wonderland/Holiday postcard

Donna’s postcard

Our local quilt guild had a postcard challenge this month.  The postcard needed to be 4″ x 6″.  The theme was “holiday or winter”.  I used one of my previous quilts as inspiration for the postcard – a winter scene called “Christmas Morning”.  I used shades of purple for the background.  I made my design using Pellon Shir-Tailor, a fusible interfacing, as the base. After stitching the background, I fused the holiday trees to the background.  Then I used double sided fusible Pellon Peltex instead of quilt batting to make the postcard.  Using my hot glue gun, I added sequins to the trees to represent the tree lights.  I used a satin stitch to finish the edges of the postcard.  Quick and fun project – next I will have to tackle some of my UFO’s.

Keep having fun sewing and quilting.    Donna

 

Here is my “Winter Wonderland / Holiday” postcard for our guild challenge.   I used the blue fabric as inspiration.

Mary’s postcard

First, I appliquéd on some snow (with 2 fabrics) and then I appliquéd a white winter tree (that I free cut) to mimic the blue background tree so it kinda looks like it is shadowed.  I also added a white star/sun and then colored it in with some colored pencils.  It needed something else for balance and I thought about adding a snowman, but it really didn’t look right.   So I cut out a tiny scottie dog and appliquéd it on.   Scotties make everything better (just saying).

Happy Stitchin,   Mary

Ps.  I also won 1st place in our guild challenge.   I think it was the scottie that clenched it!

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