Showing posts with label Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap. Show all posts

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap - "Bloom"

A few months ago, I told you about this fabulous swap I participated in called the "Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap", which is organized by Beth Nicholls at Do What You Love.  The swaps are held quarterly and attract people from all over the world.  This time around, there were 180 people from 20 countries participating.  The current theme is "Bloom".

I trapped silk flowers under tulle and quilted everything in place.  The word "bloom" was free-motion embroidered on my sewing machine.



My little postcard is going to Ana in Fatima, Portugal.  I hope she enjoys her little creation. :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap

When participating in this year's One World One Heart Event, I stumbled onto a neat little blog that was promoting the "Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap".   This is the third year of this event, and people from 14 countries signed up to participate; this year's theme was "LOVE".   I've been wanting to try my hand at making fabric postcards for some time now, so I took the plunge and signed up. 

I utilized some of my depression-themed quilting fabric, a vintage hankie, a fabric printout of an old romance magazine, silk flowers, sequins and beads to complete my creation, which was sent to Gina in the United Kingdom.   Here's my little creation:
Detail

Back of card





I received an awesome fabric postcard from Nicola in London.  This features a detachable fabric brooch, which I absolutely love.  Here is what I received:

If you'd like to check out some of the other fabric postcards that were created this year and in the past, please see the FLICKR group for this event.

As always, I couldn't stop at just one postcard; I have 3 others in various stages of completion which I will share with you in the near future.  :)
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