Friday, December 12, 2008

My First Fabric Card!!

I was in a Christmas card exchange in one of my yahoo groups and I had a hard time coming up with an idea for the card. I spent a lot of time thinking about what to do during a 2 week period. I was worried that what I would make would be too simple. The people in the group are really talented and I did not want to disappoint the person that I was exchanging with. In the end I decided to make a winter scene and try out some thread painting. Now just so you are aware of it, I have done very little thread painting or free motion quilting. That lack of experience did not stop me and I went forward with my idea.

I fused on the larger trees and the cabin in the woods. I thread painted branches and other trees and grasses. I think it came out pretty good, but there are some things I would stitch differently if I could do it over. I guess that is the good thing about a card. It gives you the chance to try out something and improve your skills, but it is not too big. How do you think I did?

When my husband saw it he said, "That's a nice little quilt!" That made me feel better about sending it. My husband rarely makes comments about what I am working on. So that is something when he makes a comment.

I have more projects to work on today. My husband put my new Sew Perfect sewing table together and we put my machine in it last night so I am all ready to go this morning. The table is my Christmas present. I guess Christmas came early for me this year. It is going to be wonderful to be able to quilt and not kill my neck and shoulders.


  1. Wow, That's awesome Chris! Nice job. I wish I had more time to play with the thread painting. Too busy this month. =(

  2. I love your postcard!!!! Great job!! hugs, Skye

  3. that is amazing!
    I have wanted to try making postcards I can't imagine making one this beautiful until I made 100 of them!!!!
    beautiful job
    I hope the recipient treasures it forever, btw how could you give it away!!!!

  4. i love your postcard. i am doing postcards myself. seeing yours is making me want to try doing some with thread painting.


  5. chris,
    that is an amazing card. i have swapped hundreds of these things from card makers all round the world, and i do have to say, that is one of the nicest ones i have seen....i wish i had been the one you got to send to LOL it would make an amazing addition to my collection. you have a great eye for space and design and really got your concept down in the threads.....amazing job.

  6. Beautiful!! and very inspiring... thank you for sharing it with us, Georgia


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