Thursday, 28 October 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

It's been 5 months since my last post, and we are back again at the Quilters Blog festival - organised by Amy.

This is a fabric postcard (4 by 6 inches/ 10 by 15 cm) something I have worked on over the past few months in small doses. All hand stitched and part of a larger panel of 9 that I sliced up. I love doing hand work - it is forgiving and portable. With a long humid summer and 3 littles to watch - it was my sole piece of work. I love this technique - the way the colours merge, the unpredictability - rather like having littles...

In the Kantha style - no wadding just 3 layers - one of which was Vilene ironed onto the back of the fabric for stability. I 'made' the fabric using water soluble crayons.
Kantha is an Indian/Pakistani style of stitching - it's very graphic - I love the work of Lynne Setterington. These cards went to BLQ members for one of their trades. The in-progress pictures are on the main blog.

36 comments:

Feather on a Wire said...

So pleased you haven't dropped over the edge of the planet. I had wondered. Good to have you back with us again.

quilthexle said...

This blue postcard has a feeling of peace in it - at least to me. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

This reminds me of bubbles floating in the air. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful project.

Angelcat said...

It's good to have you back blogging again, Dawn. Your postcards are lovely

Cecily said...

Amazing quilt and amazing technique! Love it!

Linda said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Hi Dawn. Your pieces look beautiful together and individually.

Kristen said...

So beautiful. I love the hand quilting! It looks so calming.

Deborah said...

Great piece! I love the colors!

Allie said...

Very beautiful - very serene!

SLIKstitches.blogspot.com said...

I love these postcards - are you in BQL postcard swap? I'd be very happy to swap sometime :-)

Benta

Jo Anna said...

I love your work! Jo Anna

colourdujour said...

I like this!

Angie Padilla said...

Thank you for sharing this technique. One of the things I like about the BQF is precisely being able to "meet" people like you who share new methods or techniques that inspire us to play and create outside the box. I am totally impressed at the provocative results that come out of such a simple technique. Thank you so much for sharing.

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

Such pretty fabric for a postcard. I just cut my leftover batting to hopefully make postcards for the holidays. Let me know if you have any tips!
Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

baukje said...

I love them all!!!!! Very stylish.
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Vicki said...

these are so beautiful and peaceful.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

A great project! Love all the circles:)

Sand and Sunshine said...

I love your colors. Did you wet the fabric after using the crayons to get that slight washing away look? I really love this and my brain is running in circles thinking about how great something like this would look as a big multi piece wall hanging. Divine!

(P.S. Saw your entry the first day but I have a little of my own and have forced myself to go in order!)

Michele said...

Very artsy. I love the hand stitching! Have fun with your littles!

Carla said...

It's very calming... Love it!

Mama Mel said...

Just gorgeous! I love the blues! :)

mngirltx said...

I love the color blue and the way your postcards fit together in the larger project.

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Sabine said...

I love your postcards. Peaceful and uncluttered.
Sabine

Christine said...

Pretty colors!

Cynthia said...

Wow! Those look really cool! love the colors!

"Lois Grebowski" said...

oooh, I like this. Thanks for explaining the technique. See? we're all learning from each other.

Enjoy those little ones, they grow fast... HUGS!

Eileen said...

wonderful!! the colors are so lovely, the arrangement of each of them is great to see, stitching fantastic. thanks so much for sharing these...think i must try it someday! have a great day

Sarcastic Quilter said...

These are so cool! Thanks for sharing.

polly-hope said...

Hey, glad to see you post X
Lovely blues.
hope ur well PX

cat in tassie said...

Hi Dawn. I love the look of your finished postcards. Thanks you so much for sharing the technique with us.

chrischaos said...

fabric post card, now this is a really good idea, how do they stand up to the u.s postal service?

Verity said...

Great to meet you at the Christmas Bazaar! Hehehe...I loved the opening line! Would definitely be great to catch up with the 3 year olds!

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Feather on a Wire said...

OK you have to let us know you are alive off and on, or we worry about you.

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