Tuesday, 24 February 2015

SAQA Postcard

Last year I finally joined SAQA (Studio Art Quilters Association) and this year there will be a conference in Portland, Oregon in April.
There will be some Australian representatives going over and a call was made for members to make a small postcard so there can be a display of work from Australians.

I decided to participate and made a postcard with an Australian flavour.
I found a piece of mono-printed fabric that I had printed last year with my Gelli plate. The postcard is supposed to be 4" x 6" and so I cut a 4 x 6 hole in a piece of paper to get  an idea of size and where to place the kangaroo.

After I had fused the kangaroo I did some embroidery to embellish the postcard and add some interest. I used chain stitch and colonial knots in a curved line under the kangaroo and some lazy daisies and colonial knots up in the top right hand corner.

When I had finished the embroidery I fused a piece of felt on the back and did some machine quilting. It didn't take very long.

I trimmed the postcard to 4' x 6" and printed out a label with my name and address for the back, but even with the felt behind the postcard, it was still too flimsy and quilt- like to be called a postcard. I had some very stiff interfacing which I fused to the back between the postcard and my label and the postcard was nice and firm.

I finished off the edges with a brown satin stitch.

Luckily the postcard fitted inside a normal business size envelope and I posted it off to the Australian representative.

Bye for now,


Gina E. said...

Perfect! I used to make fabric postcards all the item a few years ago, when I was active in an exchange forum. They are such fun and so quick to make! I've got an album full of lovely postcards from different countries.

Linda Steele said...

They are a good size, Gina