Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Postcards from Quilt Leftovers

My newest postcards are made scraps leftover from a quilt I made in the summer of 2007. It was a rail fence quilt.
  
When I was making the quilt and cutting the squares for the rails, I didn't have quite enough fabric to get another full square, but I kept the leftovers figuring I would eventually rip out the stitches and have some 2in x 5in fabric bricks to play with later.
  
Well, three years have passed and I still haven't ripped out those stitches.  Then came along my newest postcard swapping theme "Skinny Skinny Strips",  and I knew just what fabrics to use.   These leftover rail fence blocks, or wannabe blocks, were just the right size to fit on my 4 x 6 postcards with enough fabric left over to make the skinny skinny strips on the top.  I added a flower and leaves to go with it and Viola!  My newest postcard!  I only needed 4 for the swap but I made seven.  So now I have some extra to send out.  Time to enter some 1 on 1 swaps and send a couple in the mail to some friends.  :)


This is the rail fence quilt I made in 2007 with an extra photo of the quilting.  I practiced my feathers on the blue and green fabrics and did some swirly Qs on the pink fabric and bug fabric.  It now resides in Tennessee with a good friend.


5 comments:

Quilt Rat said...

Fantastic! Love this card.....someone is going to be real happy when checking their mail box.

Quilting in the Pines said...

Love the postcard. I want to try some myself.

Paula said...

I just love your fabric postcard, you did an excellent job on it.

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Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful postcard!!

Donnamo said...

Great idea....to use "orphan blocks" to make fabric post cards!

Beautiful work as always!