Monday, 28 October 2019

Postcard Challenge

The perfect way to brighten someone's day!

wonky pineapple block

We are going to make some postcards, every month, a different modern theme.

At break, we will take time to write a sticky note of encouragement for the postcards on display.
Come May, we will be bundling the postcard into groups of 5 to sell at the silent auction as a fundraiser for the guild.


How do I make a postcard?

You need:A constructed (pieced or appliqued or…) top measuring just over 4” by 6”A 4” by 6” piece of Peltex or Timtex, preferably fusible on one side or bothA piece of 4” by 6” white fabric

Quilt the top directly onto the non-fusible side of the interfacing. Batting can be added but don’t go crazy. If the postcard is too thick, it will cost more to send.

Use a light coloured bobbin thread if possible, dark  may show through the backing fabric.

Trim the top to the 4” by 6” interfacing once the quilting is complete.

Draw a central vertical line and a postage square on the white backing with a permanent marker.

Iron the white backing onto the fusible side of the interfacing or use some other adhesive.

Use a wide, dense zigzag stitch to finish the edges of your postcard.

Et Voila! I used an ordinary ball point pen to write the address and the message.

For the November meeting:


Modern Traditionalism

Take a traditional, well known block and mess with it
Change the angles or add curves or move the center or chop it up or...


Fractured Log Cabin, Judy Johnson link

Disappearing Nine Patch, Angela Pingel, Link



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