I cleaned off my ironing board this week (it's 2 x 4 so it holds a lot of stuff) anyway these are just a few of the treasures I found. The kitten postcard just needs a backing and edges finished and that will be good to go. The purple post card, not sure why it go buried other than I guess I was waiting for a little inspiration. The Dotee doll is ready to be adopted and the Artist Trading Card is an abstract one that I didn't know where I was going with it, since I don't really do abstract.
The block in it's entirety. Here is another block for a round robin. I added a tatted butterfly, keeping with the tatted heart theme. I also did a feather stitch with beads, added a seam treatment of silk ribbon flowers and leaves and added beads. Then topped it off with a wreath heart done with lazy daisy stitches and added flower beads and more beads.
Our small group of local crazy quilters is doing a round robin, where everyone makes their own block and we each take a turn at working on them. I'm always a little nervous about being the first person as that seems to set the tone for the rest of the block and I fear it may not be the tone they are looking for. But this block immediately spoke to me and said "tree".
I'm in a small group ( fourteen) to be exact of 30's quilting friends and every month we are each demonstrating a nine inch block. This is the one I chose to demo for the month of July. We are also doing a birthday fabric postcard swap, so I decided to make my block in miniature and it will be going out today.
Here is a post card that is going out to my daughter for her birthday. It has birthday confetti, balloons and stars under tulle so they kind of float around. I sewed a couple of embellishments on the top so all the confetti doesn't end up in one corner.