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.
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!