The center panels on all 6 mini-quilts are painted silk then free motion quilted with black thread into fantasy flower designs. Each is mounted on a 4″x6″ postcard – they each have an envelope and are ready for mailing.
The mini-quilts can be removed from the postcards and put into a frame if desired. I’ve not yet found a good way to attach the postcard to the mini-quilt except by stitching it to the postcard, which looks a little **meh** on the back.
This is my favorite way of a) using up odds and ends of pretty fabrics b) using up odds and ends of expensive batting and c) using up small bits and pieces of time when I don’t feel like manhandling a big quilt under the machine.
I admit that this isn’t a quick and easy project. When I actually start adding up the time, it is a bit of an investment. But how pretty, yes?
I also use Derwent Inktense pencils to further color the silk, especially if the silk starts out fairly light colored – it’s really sort of fun and the way the color bleeds is in character with the project.
You can find other posts, including a basic tutorial on fabric greeting cards in the index on the left.
Keep warm everyone!
All the best -