Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Quard cards

When I ran out of steam on Sunday, after spring cleaning & rearranging all Friday & Saturday, I took a little break & played for a little while in the studio. Above is a postcard for Jeri.

These next 2 are a postcard for my boss who had surgery on Saturday, & below, one of the volunteers that works in our family waiting room had surgery for cancer. The yellow flowers on both of these was an experiment with a fiber that looked like a non-woven stabilizer, that was wrapped around a bouquet of flowers that my boss got last week. She was about to throw it in the trash when I saw it, & asked if I could take it.
On both of these I cut strips of the fabric, then cut them into wonky rough squares, stacked them 5 deep & stitched the centers down. Above they were about 1 1/2 inches square, & below a hair shy of about 1/2 inch. After stitching I cut a few clips for "petals", then hit them with my heat gun until they shriveled into a semblence of a flower. The bottom 'quilt' is 4 inches square. I layered a few strips of left over fabric on a card, then stitched the little quilt on it. I was quite pleased with how these turned out. they really were fun.

6 comments:

Vicki W said...

Very nice cards! Do you think your boss will recognize the yellow fabric? It was a great idea to use that in her card!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Those flowers really capture the look of poppies...what a grand idea, Deb. Thanks for sharing it!

StegArt said...

I love flowers and these are beauties.

Micki said...

Wow, these are lovely. I love that these are 3D.

Barbara said...

I am also looking for many ,many stuff in very different shops. But when you begin to look you can never stop!

Dianne said...

Lovely cards! The bottom quilt is gorgeous - love the flowers and the fabric.