|Making fabric postcards!|
Next Monday is Fiberexplorations' third annual holiday dinner/meeting, hosted this year by Deb. We all bring a potluck dish and a fabric postcard, then draw names and exchange the cards. It's always a treat to receive a piece of art made by another member of the group. I'm trying to upload the cards I've received from the past two dinners (from Chris in 2009; from Lisa in 2010), but blogger isn't cooperating at the moment!
Instead, I'll show you how I assemble my 4-layered fabric postcards. The top layer (or "base fabric") is usually pieced or includes some fusible applique, such as the two examples below. Strips of green fabrics were randomly stitched together, backed with fusible web, then cut into tree shapes. Then they're fused to the base fabric. A layer of cotton batting goes under this base fabric, and those layers are quilted. NOTE: I use either fusible web or a fusible spray baste to hold the layers together during construction.
|Strip-pieced trees fused to base fabrics (batting layer visible underneath).|
|Vintage postcards trimmed and fused to base fabrics (batting layer visible underneath).|
|Ribbons and other sparkles!|