Saturday, March 7, 2009

Another Obsession -- Fabric Postcards

I've been using selvages for more projects.....here are a few postcards that I made recently. The pink one was for a fellow blogger who picked me as a winner in her lovely pink giveaway...





The other three selvage cards are for some dear friends who are celebrating birthdays this week. A couple of these friends have been very generous with giving me their selvages over the last several months...
Two of them are in my DJ group, so I used selvages from fabrics that I thought fit the theme of their blocks...







Janet loves bright colors, so I made this one for her. I especially love the name of the fabric line on the last selvage.
I've had my Bernina for more than 7 years now and only recently started exploring the various fancy stitches that it has. I used the alphabet feature for all of the selvage cards...I thought it added a nice personal touch.
This last card with the batiks and fancy stitches is for my cousin who lives in Florida...she had never heard of fabric postcards, so I sent this one off to her this week. It looks like a Florida card to me. I'm curious to find out what condition it arrives in.

4 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Anya, I love your selvage postcards. Your personalized band across the top really make them special I am collecting selvages now (after years of throwing them away!). I am on a mission to do a selvage project :-)

Thanks for posting the postcards. They are so creative.

Jocelyn

http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Magicaldamselfly said...

I have not seen a fabric postcard myself but they are interesting and color*filled. Perhaps a new tutorial is on it's way to blog land????? lol

Happy sewing,
Sheila

Clevelandgirlie said...

I got one! I got one! Love love love it. What a great idea to use selvedges. Thanks so much Anya

jen duncan said...

Wow!! These are SO very clever. LOVE the idea. Followed the link over from The Selvage Blog. I'm still in collecting mode. :-) (Darn! Have to keep buying fabric!) I hope to think up something clever that no one else has done yet, but I may have to do one of these for a selvage loving friend who has a BD coming up. Thanks so much for sharing!