Sunday, May 29, 2011

Artist trading cards

Last week a friend of mine asked if I could make some "artist trading cards" for him.

These are the ones I made:

Lighthouse
Four seasons tree

Psalm 9:10
These cards are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.

The idea of working on something so small was pretty daunting but I loved making them and am pleased with the result.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Suffering Bird brain!

Yes it's another bird fabric postcard.....


I think this might be the last bird for a while as I am starting to suffer a serious case of "Bird brain"!

Maybe an ocean view or landscape would be nice.....

Monday, May 23, 2011

Going a little bird crazy!

Here is the latest bird fabric postcard:
I am starting to feel a little "bird crazy".  Maybe it's the time I spend playing angry birds!
 Time for some more flowers or landscapes!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Revenge of the Pig!

Here is my latest postcard:
Set of 3
There wasn't much time for sewing today as the grocery shopping got in the way.  I guess it's only fair that my family wants to eat!

till  next time....

Monday, May 16, 2011

One big red angry bird!

Today I spent part of the day playing around in the sewing room and this is the result:
front

Yellow bird

Back of card
One big red angry bird postcard and one yellow angry bird postcard!
size 4 x 6 inches

Colour study

Over the weekend I managed to get some more work done on my colour study.  The blue part has been pieced and joined together with the red and the green pieces.


 I have added borders, backing and batting and I thought it was ready for quilting....however after looking at the piece for a while I am not happy with the blue part.  It really needs something else.....

This might require some thought before starting the quilting.

Watch this space!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Discharging fabric

Today I was planning to have one of those super creative days and was going to dye and paint some fabric.  But the weather had other ideas and it was one of those Blah days.

I had been wanting to try some fabric discharging with a bleach pen but needed something to neutrilise the bleach once the desired colour was reached.  Off to the art store to ask for either "Bleach stop" or "Anticlor" or "sodium Thiosulfate".  Ha! good luck with that!  Got lots of blank stares. Grrr  Sometimes it is sooo frustrating finding things here! (I won't go off on a rant about how things are made in Asia, shipped to the States where I have to pay huge sums of money to get it sent back here!!!)

After I got home I decided to give it a go anyway.  Gina came to watch and she ended up doing the second piece of fabric.  I think they look pretty good for our first try.


Our results
I have also listed some of my fabric postcards on http://www.trademe.co.nz/ so check it out if you are in NZ.

Happy Quilting

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Beaches and flowers

Here are my two latest fabric postcards: Beaches and flowers:
Beaches

pink flower
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Culturally confused?

Here are my latest fabric postcards:
Singapore River
(original photo by me)

Haere Mai
Hmm anyone get the feeling I'm a little culturally confused?

Check out my other cards on:
http://www.mariannebos.etsy.com/

Happy Quilting

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Orchids from Singapore

Here is my latest fabric postcard that I made today:

FOR SALE
Sorry about the photo - the postcard is not wonky - just my photography!



Today was also the ANZA Quilt group .  Check out their blogsite to see what we have been up to:
http://www.anzaquilters.blogspot.com/

Happy Quilting
Marianne

Sunday, May 1, 2011

More "girly" postcards

Yesterday I made some more "girly" postcards and these ones include some of my own hand dyed fabrics.  They are machine quilted with gold thread and feature gold trim.
Handbags!

Shoes, shoes more shoes!

The set of 3

These are all for sale on my etsy shop:


Happy Quilting