Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Flower post card


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I did this postcard on Sunday.  It was lovely to get into the sanctuary of my sewing room and leave the rest of the house out of my mind.


Firstly I picked out some scrap fabrics and fused them to a piece of sturdy fabric (I used a denim scrap).
 Then I free sewed wiggly lines all over that and then fused the flower applique onto this.
Then the fun started and I dropped the feed dogs (left the ordinary foot on the machine) and added some texture to the petals and stamen area in embroidery threads.

To give the stamen more texture I picked up some of the yellow bits with a lazy daisy stitch and also hand embroidered a little chain stitch around the large leaf area.



It was so much fun to make and I have another one ready to go as soon as I can sneak off again.

10 comments:

shirley said...

This is really striking Di, and is lovely for a card. You have some really good ideas, always have done.

bubbachenille said...

MMMM very nice Di, soooo creative

Sue said...

You have done a lovely job on that card Di!

Connie said...

It is alway good to get in the sewing room and forget about everything else. Your card is beautiful, I haven't seen this done before. I found your blog from another blogger list. I will put you on my follower list, i enjoy your blog! HAPPY CRAFTING!

Di's Quilting and Craft said...

Thanks everyone. There will be more to come of this series of postcards.

wanda art. said...

Beautiful work !

teresa said...

Wow Di this is absolutely gorgeous. You are so clever. Can't wait to see your next creation!

retdairyqueen said...

Lovely post card
Also very impressed with your crazy quilt

shirley said...

OK girl, I am waiting for your comment on my "tidy table" you will recognise it now I am sure...But i bet my bag contents beats anything you have seen. LOl

Anneliese said...

You have won a new follower, me! Through Shirley. I love this postcard and every machine and hand stitch.