I've been busy making little minatures .....
This is a postcard of a mini-quilt. It measures 5 x 6,5" big. Not too complicated to start off with. I even made the postcard a 'back' - so that no-one will be confused as to what it is ..........
although I don't think I can post it from here just like that - (needs to go to San Diego). It'll get "lost" within a half an hour at the post office. I'll probably have to put it into another envalope.
After I made this card, I decided that I should probably have made something with paper piecing and I made a second one. I decided on the 'mountain lake reflection' pattern I already have, but just decreased the size to 4.5" x 6". I also made this one a back but now I'm stumped as what to write on it.
This was all part of a postcard swap that I'm participating in called "The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap" over at Do what you Love.
The theme was "create" so I created a mini sized painting - done the way I Love!!
After I made the paper pieced picture, I ironed some interfacing onto the back of it to make it a little more rigid.
I measured the back a little bigger, drew on my words and lines and then also ironed onto the back a little interfacing. I sewed over the words and lines - really slowly...
I sewed a few lines onto the picture before I put the back onto it otherwise the card part would look really wierd.
I didn't add batting to the centre because it felt too fat, so the double layer of interfacing was the only thing inside.
It's pretty rigid just like this without feeling too stiff.
Here's the finished postcard ready to be posted.
Have a good Wednesday!