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!!
Art with Grandma
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