Thursday, March 22, 2007

Well, I tried

to get this posted earlier in the week- but "new" Blogger wouldn't cooperate, I couldn't even sign in. Tried to comment on a couple of blogs, and couldn't do that either. Here's hoping the issues are taken care of and I get my pictures posted without problems.

I've finished and sent off my third group of postcards. I had no brilliant ideas for this month- I ended up choosing some of my hand-dyes, and going from there. I've noticed that when I'm feeling uninspired, I end up with something simple- no bling, nothing but beautiful fabric and thread. I'm beginning to wonder if this isn't my "voice" trying to assert herself. . .

Anyway, I chose these because the colors reminded me of what we see here this time of year- the brown of winter, but sparks of green beginning to show. I was simply playing with line and shape, seeing what developed. I quite like working in these small series- none are identical, but they have similarities. I also tried quilting with polyester monofilament thread, something I don't use often. I hope the recipients are happy with their cards!

3 comments:

Nellie Bass Durand said...

I LIKE your cards. Are the pieces attached with the quilting? or were they bonded to the ground fabric?

Beverly said...

Thank you, Nellie! I fused the pieces to the background fabric, and then tried to get at least one quilting line through them. I just don't trust fusing alone, and didn't want the edges just flapping about either.

Alison Schwabe said...

I have noticed the when-in-doubt-keep-it-simple principle works for me, too. These cards are lovely. And, fusing alone just doesn't seem interesting enough to me, especially when it is so easy and quick to add something in either hand or machine stitch, even if only just some small area.