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mardi 20 mai 2014

A Wedding, a Quilt and a Postcard

It seems such a long time since my last post as so much has happened but it is only just over two weeks.
Most importantly the wedding I was preparing to go to.

My stepson Gary, his wife Catherine and their daughter Emily who is the cutie in the middle.

And here is the quilt I made them to celebrate their marriage.

This is the Mystery Quilt that I made with Heather Spence starting last autumn. The front of the quilt is all pieced from butterfly prints as Catherine loves butterflys. The reverse of the quilt is a Dr Who fabric as Gary is a big Dr Who fan.


In the spring I took part in a postcard swap organised by Sheila. One of the other participants in the swap was Eglea who is from Brazil. I contacted her suggesting a swap and she agreed.

Here is the lovely postcard that she sent me.

I think these delicate machine embroidered flowers look beautiful on the openweave fabric background. The card is also lightly padded and is lovely to hold.

Here is the card that I sent to Eglea.

While I was printing onto fabric for my spring postcards I also did some prints onto paper. These tulips were printed onto brown kraft paper from my stock. It already had a background print on it which had been over inked with procion dye ink. The paper was then well crumpled before I printed the tulips. Because the paper was well crumpled it becomes like fabric and is easy to sew into and so I worked a simple running stitch to outline the shapes.

My card to Eglea took just over a week to reach Brazil whereas her card to me took exactly a month to travel the same distance! We were both getting worried.

I am busy sorting and organising my thread stash - looking forward to getting back to some sewing soon.

Hope you are enjoying your week.

Lin xx

11 commentaires:

Mary Ann a dit…

Lovely quilt:)

Bouts Choisis a dit…

What a lovely photo of the happy family! I've never seen Dr Who fabric before - it really does seem at times that there is a fabric out there somewhere to cater for every interest! Lynne.

Bev C a dit…

Hello Lin,

Congratulations to the newlyweds. Well done on creating a quilt with both people's interests. The cards are just stunning, the postal services are weird at times. Glad both cards arrived at their new homes.

Happy days.

Anthea a dit…

Glad the wedding went well - the family look very happy!
Love the quilt Lin, what a lot of sewing - and that Dr Who fabric would have my DD swooning, she loves Dr Who!

made by ChrissieD a dit…

Great wedding photo and I'm very take with your wedding quilt. I haven't seen that Doctor Who fabric before and I think it's possibly something I could live with in my living room if I used it in a quilt for Simon - it's so subtle. Who's the designer/manufacturer?

Sheila a dit…

Congrats to the bride and groom . Lovely quilt you made for them :-) Egleas postcard is beautiful as is the one you sent to her . Isn't it amazing that smile going the same distance can take such different amounts of time .

Anonyme a dit…

Love how you combined the newly weds interests into the quilt, I'm sure they'll treasure it.
Both ATCs are lovely.


Jeito Mineiro de Ser a dit…

Bela nova família!
A colcha está muito bonita! Um grande presente! Tenho grande admiração pelas mãos que constroem peças tão grandes e bonitas! Parabéns!
:))) Acho que o meu cartão atravessou o Atlântico nadando. O seu veio de avião! :)))
Um grande abraço!
Beautiful new family!
The quilt is beautiful! A great gift! I have great admiration for the hands that build as big and beautiful pieces! Congratulations!
:))) I think my card across the Atlantic swimming. Your card flown before! :)))
A big hug!

Susan a dit…

Hi Lin Your wedding quilt looks great I bet Cathrine loved it. I love both post cards simply stunning. X:)

Judy a dit…

What a lovely wedding photo! You did a wonderful job on the quilt for them. Don't you just love fabric postcards? I like both of them-they are quite unique. A month of travel time? I wonder why it took so long....

Heather a dit…

thanks for sharing the wedding photo. A beautiful family. Great wedding quilt. your selection of the fabrics is wonderful.
I also make fabric postcards and love both of these. I'll have to try that style of free form embroidery. I haven't tried fabric paints, yet.