Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Your Royal Highness Fabric Postcard

I received this cutie in the mail last week. It kind of smashed in the scanner. 

Luck of the Irish Fabric Postcards

This is my version of an Irish sea scape view. I goggled Ireland and there were a lot of pictures of cliffs and water with green grass. I used fabric crayons and regular crayons on muslin fabric. My skills at drawing free hand aren't that great. 

I received this from one of my partners. The Celtic knot is a darker green and just beautiful in person. I love it. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thread Sketching Fabric Postcards

We had a swap on Swap-Bot this month called Thread Sketching. You used your machine to draw a picture on the fabric. Very similar to free motion quilting. The picture you have drawn is the main attraction. You can do in free hand, trace something onto your fabric and then go over the lines, or pin your fabric to the back of a picture that you want to replicate and trace the picture. I haven't tried the last two methods. I didn't have time to take pictures of the ones I made. It was my first time actually trying to create a recognizable picture using free motion. It takes a lot of practice. For my first time they turned out ok. Here are pictures of the three I received. Enjoy!
This one is an original doodle by Tricia. Love this little guy.

Pat in FL made this delightful sunflower for me. I love sunflowers.

Margaret in Maine made this lovely spring scene. The daffodils are blooming in our neighborhood. This one fits right in. We get a large variety of birds in our back yard. I love to try and sneak pictures of them.