Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Butterfly Postcard

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Lately I have been making a few of these postcards with a garden theme.   I am thinking of putting them on our sales table at the quilt exhibition.

I enjoy doing a little free hand embroidery on them to give added texture.  They are so much fun to make.  My machine still doesn't like satin stitching the edging though.  Will try a different tack next time - any suggestions gratefully received.

I am loving orange at the moment thanks to a stitchin fingers friend, Jennie.  It gives the pieces 'pop' I feel.  I am seeing a lot more orange in my future.


shirley said...

DI, this is absolutely beautiful..where are the rest have you put them on SF yet must rush over and look.

Isn't this a great way to use up all your scraps of fabric.

Val - Apple Cottage said...

Love your butterfly postcard. Just gorgeous. The satin edging looks just fine to me.

Linda said...

Dianne, this card is beautiful. I love it. I think your satin stitching is fine, don't know what you are worrying about!!! I love the way you put your scraps as a background. Also gives me a thrill to see some pieces I have as well. Well done.

Sue said...

The card looks great Di!

For the few cards I have made, I sometimes went around the edge twice with satin stitch.

Otherwise you might want to experiment a bit and try some other stitches (blanket stitch?)

Anneliese said...

Hello Dianne, your butterfly is swirling over "my" flowery fbric which I used for dolls dresses last year. I am happy to see it in this poetic suroundings. Your postcard is a wonderful piece of art, I hope the right person bought it

shirley said...

Hi Di, I am going to hound you...waiting...waiting...waiting...for your new blog on your trip ....or even your visitor....get with it girl...blow the tax man..!!!