Monday, February 8, 2016

Bumble Bees *Quilted Postcards and Bookmarks


I know I've told you about the group I belong to on Facebook. We exchange quilted postcards. Sometimes we have a theme and other times no theme. For January the theme was Bumble Bees and Hives.

As my usual course, I had to make it difficult. I figured, if I am going to make one, why not make 4!! I don't know why I do this to myself, but I do!!!

So I ended up with 2 postcards and 2 bookmarks. I think They turned out cute!!!

The following is the course I took putting them together. I did do fusible applique on all four, some Angelina Fiber for the wings, used a black marker on four of the bumbles. I am pretty pleased with them.

One is on it's way to Malaga Spain and the others I may put in my Etsy store. Not sure yet. I may also write up a pattern for them. Time will tell!!!

So here it goes with photos!!! Enjoy.





















I also decided to finish this bookmark!! I did get a bit done and I am pleased but I am also taking February off as I have so many things to finish up and I am in the middle of a Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training so I really need to just study a lot!!


These are fun to make!!!
Happy Quilting!!!
Martha

9 comments:

  1. so much detail in these bookmarks and postcards truly you have done a great job at creating these beauties and so good to see how you made them

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    1. Thank You Margaret!! It is so fun to share the process. I hope it inspires others to give it a try. I am going to work on a pattern and instructions for these very soon!!!

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  2. Brilliant! You always give me ideas!!!

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    1. Glad to help!! :^) These were fun and I kept coming up with more ideas to add in.

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  3. These all turned out gorgeous!
    I love how you take us thru the process of your creativity.
    It's very inspiring, I greatly admire your talents!

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    1. Thank you Doreen!! It is fun to share and these were truly an adventure to make!!!

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  4. Those are fantastic! They should sell well in an etsy store too I think. Do you mail them as they are or put them inside something to keep them clean? I think I've asked before but my mind, well, it's not hitting on all cylinders these days, do you have a longarm or do you quilt on a sewing machine?

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    1. Hi Marti, thank you!! I will probably put these in my Etsy store eventually. Right now I am considering writing up instructions for them.
      I mail them in a clear envelope to protect them from smudge. And I quilt on my domestic, a Juki TL-98Q. I have a nice big table for it. I have thought about getting a longarm but then I would have to have longarm business and I am not so sure I want to do that. I still work full time and now I am taking on a new path at work, so my quilting needs to be fun and not labor!!!

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  5. Your post cards and bookmarks are SEW adorable! I made a quilted bookmark many years ago. Botched it up, but good!! Is that a satin stitch edging that I see? Perhaps, that was my mistake... I attempted a regular fabric binding.

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