This is a quilted postcard I made for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, Wendy's Wish of St. Charles Foundation.
Anyway, Anna of Woolie Mammoth suggested I join in the fun and make a postcard for the Sisters Show. I had heard about it but couldn't find updated information. So guess what?? Anna sent the information to me along with the fabric for the Michael Miller Challenge!!! How sweet was that? Super Sweet I would say!!! And this is my postcard made of the fabric for the challenge!!!
The design has to somehow relate to the theme of the show-A Timeless Tapestry or the 40th Anniversary. HMMMM... how does my sand dollar relate to the show theme you may ask!!?? Well, I wrote a short poem about it and will write it on the back of my card.
And ever-changing tapestry
Here is the scenario of construction:
|Hand appliqued the sand and ocean together|
|Sand dollar ready to stitch|
|Appliqued in the sun with my little girl while the grand girl|
took a nap. It felt so good to be sitting in the sun!!
|All hand applique done.|
|Using my Frixion pen, I marked the star design|
|Layered and ready to quilt|
|sand and star design quilted|
|background quilting done|
|quilting the sand dollar|
|another close up-you can see the ocean bubbles on this one|
|I use my postcard template to mark the edges|
|Then I sew a few thread widths inside those lines so that when|
I trim my postcard to size the quilting doesn't come out.
|Here's one side of the card that explains the sale.|
|I though I would do another postcard, so got this drawn out Thursday|
|After work I layered it and got to quilting.|
|love this thread!!|
|And the finished postcard. I named it "Celebrate" in honor|
of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show's 40th anniversary.
This card had already started to celebrate!!!
Thank you Anna for asking me to participate!!! I am so happy to be part of this !!!
Thats it for today. Take Care, Happy Quilting, and keep those minds sharp!! Martha