After I finished the Christmas card sweatshop I was going to put all the postcard stuff away. Then I remembered my sister-in-law’s birthday is this week. I always try to make her birthday card as non-Christmas as possible. One year she got a skull. This year I was inspired by the art of Piet Mondrian. This is very non-Christmas!
It always starts with fabric. I pre-fused white, red, blue and yellow fabric and then cut it into pieces in 1/4” increments from 1/2” – 2”.
Now the fun begins! I have pre-cut 4 x 6” pieces of stabilizer for a canvas and started building little puzzles with the fabric, fusing as I went along. Actually it was a little harder than I expected. You start to think a lot about placement of color and lines. That’s not a bad thing! It’s good for me to learn new skills.
Next I needed to add the black lines.
I tried 2 methods. The top is satin stitched. The bottom is a little more fiddly. I prefused some black fabric and then cut it into narrow strips. I fused the strips in place. These will still need to be stitched down. Chris and I studied them and couldn’t settle with a favorite. We liked both.
So I did half and half. I have 12 cards. Six are done with the sating stitch and six with the fabric strips. Both are finished off with the serger and black thread. I’m really pleased with these. I think I’d like to make some in other color schemes.
Carol, your card is in the mail!