Saturday, 3 October 2015

Modern Fabric Postcard Swap

I signed up for the modern fabric postcard swap on a bit of a whim. I'd never come across fabric postcards before (but got a lovely arty one from Lin a few years ago - she might call it a fabric postcard, but it's beyond anything I could achieve with fabric!). It sounded so simple: make three postcards and send by the end of September. I got my partners in July. Loads of time.

And that's the killer isn't it - I knew none of the postcards would take long, so I kept putting them off. And then I fell ill with pregnancy and disaster was on the horizon. Luckily I found a little bit of sewjo in time to complete the three postcards just a few days late. This is the first time I've ever been late with a swap, and it doesn't feel great... 

My machine did not enjoy the free motion applique through the thick interfacing and a lot of the dark thread from the front created a knotted mess on the back, which you can see through the fabric... so rather than make all three using this technique, I went back to the drawing board with piecing and basic straight line quilting for the final two.

So far I've received two post cards in return from @pascaleion...

And from @fisty_muff

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