I am just now getting back to where I can start posting on here again. I have several blogs and web sites that keep me busy. You can keep up with them all at www.chriswheelerquilts.com
Now to the postcards. It looks like 2012 is going to be a great year for Trading Fabric Postcards. Our group is growing every day and our swaps are doing wonderful.
We truly have the best members on the face of the earth!
Here are some cards for you to enjoy and if you have any questions about joining or how it works. Just ask. SadieMaesAttic@aol.com is the email address. Put Post Cards in the subject line.
This card was made by Marlene. I love the old country church look. We have an alphabet swap going. This was C and she chose Church for her card. Thank you and I like the way you used a marker to make the windows look like stained glass.
This card “C” caterpillar with a cap on was made by me, Chris. During the summer at my home I see a ton of these , but so far none has had a hat on.
Terri chose her black cat for Friday the 13th Swap. She could have not picked a better card for me. I used to have a black cat Spooky. He lived to be 17 and was a mess. Lived up to him name Spooky.. Afraid of his own shadow! Terri has great embroidery programs on her machine.
Here is the card I made. I thought and could not come up with what I wanted to do on my own. I googled Friday the 13th and found this card. I printed it out on fabric and sewed it to a background. I think it worked out pretty good.
Anita made this card. “Maudie” as I call her lovingly! She decided for the Explore swap that she and I need to go down the creek and she was we could find. She is a person after my own heart. She pulled out the box of Crayola Crayons and used them on the card. No one loves “colors” as much as I do. That is what we called them growing up. I just open the box sometimes and smell them. I love to color!
This is my Explore card that I made. Do you not wish one day we would look outside and see one of the saucers flying by? I do .. I have always loved reading and studying about Aliens and X-Files was on my list of favorite shows. I really liked making this card.
We had a National Soup Month Swap. Carol made me this vegetable soup card. Doesn’t it look delicious? I love veggie soup. She used a great bunch of fabric . Very colorful.
Nothing makes me laugh harder than those Chick Fil-A billboards with the cows writing “Eat More Chikin” or something like that.. So for the National Soup Month card I was to make, the chicken is carrying a sign stating to “Eat More Beef and Fish.”
I decided to cut up some old linens I had to make a birthday card.
Another card I made out of some old linens.
We had an Elvis Presley swap. Who does not remember the King of Rock and Roll ? This was the front of the card.
Here is the back of the card with an actual ticket stub that I got when I visited three times in one year. Yes you heard me right. Gary and I went to Graceland in Memphis, TN. Then a friend of mine wanted to go so we took her. Then my Aunt heard about it and she wanted to go and we went again. I really enjoyed this trip. There was only one person in the house with us. It was a few days before Christmas and not much visitors then. It was like we had the entire home to ourselves. If you are ever in the area it is a wonderful place to visit. Even if you were not an Elvis fan. It just is interesting. Maybe someday I will go again in December and have the place to myself. One room was covered with fabric on the walls and ceiling. I just wish they would let you go upstairs and tour the bedroom. Can you imagine how many people visit yearly now and IF THEY DID THAT how many folks would come. Millions more to see Elvis bedroom.
Last but not least, let me send some LOVE your way. This was the card I made for Valentines Swap.
I appreciate you visiting Trading Fabric Postcards in the year 2011 and hope you continue to do so in 2012.
I have been taking some time off with posting and most posting on my www.welovequilting.com/blog . I hope to get busy after the first of the year here on Trading Fabric Postcards.
It is safe to click daily to see the beautiful picture and hear the music daily. I just clicked Day 1 and was gorgeous. You can’t click day 2 until tomorrow.
Fall Mug Rug. These are usually 7 x 10 inches with quilt batting in the middle. I use them to put my coffee cup or drink on.. Like a coaster made of fabric.
Another view of the Fall Mug Rug. No I did not make it. Another lady did and mailed it to me in a swap.
Fatbooks. They are like decorative pages but made from fabric and other objects. This one I made for a fall swap. It has a cloth back, peltex middle and cloth front with different things I cut out to embellish it. You can make them also with quilt batting in the middle. I am going to take metal grommets and put 3 on each side then take a binder and cover it nicely with fabric and put all the Fatbook pages I have in the nice binder. I have a lot so it probably will take two binders at least but that is ok, it will give me some practice on making journal covers.
The back of my Fatbook page. Always label your work like an artist would sign their name on their painting.
Lemonade Fatbook Page. Notice the black metal letters. Looks great up against the yellow.
Frog Fatbook page. I love the little frog embellishment. I do not know if it is a button or just a frog. But whatever it is adorable.
Very cute stacked pumpkin page. I love the way they are only on one side . Ric Rack oh how I love you!
Back of one of the fall pages. It is as nice as the front.
Front of a page. I love all the watering cans. I use a lot of those myself during the spring, summer and fall. Here in Alabama we have to water 3 seasons.
I love this pretty page along with the flower made out of fabric. I have Kanzashi Flower makers for sale on here on We Love Quilting.
This is the back of one of the Fatbooks. I just love it. Most of the time the back is as good as the front and it is hard to decide which one you like the best.
I think I am safe to say this page was made on the sewing machine with an embroidery program. If not some perfect hand work. I like what it says “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it becomes a butterfly.”
Fall is my favorite time of the year. This is a beautiful fatbook page.
Back of the page.
Another back of a fatbook page.
A beautiful ribbon flower .
I want to say the lady that made these marigolds did so out of a ripped up t-shirt. I am not sure but I think she told me she used strips and sewed them together and trimmed. I will ask to ask again. I LOVE MARIGOLDS. I plant them every year.
Beautiful tulip on this page.
I will post more later. Stayed tuned for my of my Fatbook pages coming real soon.
Seriously to date I have YET to receive a postcard, miniature quilt, fatbook or mug rug. They all have been awesome. We in life are all on different levels even from the most simpliest to the most elaborate they are just beautiful and to think someone made it just for me makes it even more special.