I made a few of these postcards and a few of the next postcards for the postcard swap; then I realized that October is Halloween. I will not spoil the surprise of those 10 I made because they will be the ones I actually send this month. But, I sure had a great time using up scraps and playing with shapes and colors.
But, then again...you never know I may surprise some of you with these postcards also!
I saw a picture (do not remember where) of a mailbox that had fabric glued to it. It really caught my attention and I thought what a neat idea.
Well it turns out that decoupage has been around since around the 12th century. People use all sorts of bits and pieces from paper to buttons and decorate various types of materials from cardboard, wood, glass and metal.
I chose a cardboard shoe box to practice and see if I would like it. It is far from being a work of art (hee-hee), but it will look much more attractive sitting on my stand in my sewing room than the shoe box did. An excellent way to use up odds and ends scraps! Have any of you ever tried this? Let me know what you have done and what your thoughts are? I would love to know more and see what you have done.
I think I need to make about 60 of these blocks to fit as a back for a king size quilt top my father gave to me. I have 20 done so far using all sorts of colors; then I will make a border/sashing to go around each block using nothing but my scrap bucket fabrics.
The quilt block below is a bow tie pattern using a SERGER that my quilting neighbor/friend found and is making a birthday lap quilt for her sister. I just love the way it looks and gives such a fabulous uplift. She found her fabrics for this quilt at one of the garage sales we went to this summer.
I just had to share this with all of you. A simple pattern with such creative thought and walla you have a masterpiece. It amazes me every time I see a quilt from anyone!
The various blocks/patterns, then the fabrics and colors, the special touches and designs.
QUILTERS ARE WONDERFUL CREATORS OF MASTERPIECES !!!