Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Some Postcards

I've mentioned more than once that I am a member of Postmark'd Art.  It's a group that exchanges postcards on a regular schedule.  This time I signed up for three themes: texture, houses, and landscape.  I already posted my texture and houses contributions.  Over the past couple of evenings, I've put together my landscapes.  Today they went into the mail.  They look like this:

wow.  Blogger didn't flip a single card.  I am speechless.  In a good way.  :)

Sometimes I am asked my process.  First, I free-pieced the fabric.  Next, I used perle cotton to put running stitch currents in the "water."  Then I layered the fabric on batting, and machine quilted more currents.  Then I fused the front to ... oh, I never remember what the stuff is called.  Is it peltex?  It's stiff and fusible on both sides.  Then I fused the back, and I zig-zagged around the border.  voile.  c'est fini.

Another thing finished is last week.  We're on Week # 8 of 2013.  Talk about high speed rail, I feel like I'm on the fast train to 2014!

I didn't even touch the quilting of my happy Log Cabin.  *sigh*  But I did finish the binding on the blue and gold, and I submitted my entries for BOTV.   And I completed my commitment to Postmark'd Art.  whew!  The trade-by deadline is Feb 28, which has come faster than Superman.  sheesh!

So, Week #8.  What are my quilting goals for Week #8?

I'm very late on several birthday/event cards, that I'd like to finish up and deliver.  Also, Penny has a birthday coming up in March.  I have something special in mind for her, and I'd like to get started on that.  No, it's not a quilt, but it's something that I think she will enjoy.  :)  I think I'd be happiest, if I finished the quilt-for-hire that has been on my sewing table for months.  If I can make good progress on that, I will be a Happy Quilter.

Last but not least, this is a reminder (not a nag), that the postmarked deadline for Best of the Valley is Friday, 2/22.  That is two days from now.  Thank you so much for sharing your work!!


Quiltedtime said...

Busy, busy, busy. Love your landscapes.

I put my BOTV entry in the mail yesterday. Let me know if it doesn't arrive.

Quilt Crazy said...

I can't wait to see what you are making for Penny!

pb said...

Penny is one lucky young lady. Sure do miss all the quilting excitment. You make the cards sound so easy. I love the cards.