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Vote Now: Fabric Postcards

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Grab yourself a cup of coffee or two and browse the gorgeous Fabric Postcards for this week’s themed quilt contest. I am totally amazed and inspired by all these beautiful creations. I know we’ll all have a difficult time picking just one favourite, so this week you can pick three favourites.

I’m thrilled to introduce you to a new sponsor this week, On the Grain Fabrics. They have generously donated 35 fat quarters to be split among three winners this week. They carry a gorgeous selection of modern fabrics in their online shop and this week everyone can enjoy a 15% discount by simply using the coupon code QGREADER15 at checkout when purchasing from onthegrain.etsy.com (coupon expires June 15, 2011).

Give-Away: When you’re done voting, scroll down to the bottom of this post for a give-way and links to tutorials to make a super cute strawberry pincushion and needlecase.


Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday – Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.
  • One vote per IP address (NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt (from home if you send it to coworkers)
  • Winner announced Monday!

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos and stories below… there are several, so you’ll need to scroll down to see them all.
  • Underneath the photos, scroll down, you’ll see the names of all the fabric postcards with a square button** beside each one. Select the buttons for the postcards you want to vote for. You can select up to three fabric postcards this week.
  • Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of the quilts. Then press the vote button.

** Note: If you don’t see the square buttons to vote, but instead see the voting results, that means someone on your IP Address already voted, or that the voting period has ended, or that you need to refresh the page to see the voting options. Shared IP Addresses are very common in home or work networks.


Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 34
  • Total countries: 9
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 13

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

“Greetings from El Paso” Postcard
By: Rachel Garibay,
Texas, USA

Created for a Postcard Challenge in our Guild. Includes the skyline of El Paso at sunset and several of the best-known sites of the City.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 12"

A Little Miniature A Little Miniature
By: Nikki Brackin,
Texas, USA

The 1st art quilt I fell in love with was by Tom Russell; I tried to find him for about a year to no avail; then accidently met him at a longarm assoc. meeting. Since, I have had the pleasure of knowing him & taking his workshop. This is my miniature rendition of his quilt – Scrap Bag Bouquet.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

An Egret An Egret
By: Shout4Joy,
Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: Am I shouting Yet?

Using landscape quilting techniques, this postcard was born. I am always drawn to the majestic look of these water birds, so I put one on my postcard. I used a fringe to add some 3-D elements, giving the landscape some wild grasses in the foreground.

Quilt size: width: 4" height: 6"

Antarctica Antarctica
By: Maggi Birchenough,
United Kingdom
Blog: To Dream to Stitch

Made to highlight the fact that the Emperor penguins are in serious decline in the Antarctic. Photos of penguins and iceflow manipulated on Photoshop, printed onto silk and quilted by hand and machine. Text printed onto silk organza.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Bluebird of happiness Bluebird of happiness
By: Becky,
Oregon, USA
Blog: Beckysblabber

I made this for a friend who shares my love of birds.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Butterfly Girl Butterfly Girl
By: Colleen,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Lucky Duck Dreams

I was asked to send a postcard to my 17 year old cousin Charlotte who was on a senior retreat. I created a fabric postcard to send to her, my first. Fly butterfly is sewn to mean how my cousin will be spreading her wings and flying after graduation.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Chicken Soup Chicken Soup
By: Valeri Morris,
Texas, USA

I love chickens and saw a pattern that cried out to be made…so here is her majesty the Chicken.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Contrast Contrast
By: Quiltalicious,
California, USA
Blog: Confessions of a Serial Quilter

For a swap with other postcard makers. The theme: black and white with one other color.

Quilt size: width: 4" height: 6"

Eté Eté
By: Marianne Bender-Chevalley,
Switzerland
Blog: Malice

Quilt size: width: 4" height: 6"

Fabric Postcard Fabric Postcard
By: Linda Coleman,
Ireland

Made for the Irish Patchwork Society exhibition in June 2011 and the postcards will be sold at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin in November 2011 with the proceeds going to a cancer charity.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Good Morning Good Morning
By: Sharon Scott,
California, USA

My Quilter friend needed surgery on her hand and was recuperating. She was feeling a little blue, so I made her this postcard.
On the back I put “As you heal, so you shall sew”.

Quilt size: width: 5 1/2" height: 3 1/2"

Gram's Lazy Daisies Gram’s Lazy Daisies
By: Jenn Vallimont,
Pennsylvania, USA

I have been making postcards for only about a month, but I really enjoy them. I have a small kit of supplies that I take with me to my son’s baseball games. This card was all hand-stitched during baseball games. The daisies are extra-special to me because my grandmother taught me to make them.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Grey Jay Grey Jay
By: Janet,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: What Comes Next?

Made for a postcard swap in January 2010. I based this postcard on a photograph of a Whisky Jack taken while snow shoeing. The card is appliqued and thread painted.

Quilt size: width: 4" height: 6"

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday
By: Needled Mom,
California, USA
Blog: Needled Mom

I love celebrating special events with friends. This was made for a dear friend from our military service days.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

In the forest In the forest
By: Anne Maundrell,
Brunei Darussalam
Blog: Anne’s Creative Threads

Inspired by walks in the rain forest near where I live, the tall trees and the dense tropical vegetation.
I’ve tried to replicate this with many different green fabrics, using raw edge applique and thread painting.

Quilt size: width: 5" height: 7"

JSH Postcard JSH Postcard
By: The Quilt Rat,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: The Quilt Rat

This postcard is of Joseph Schneider Haus, a historical site in Kitchener Ontario, I used this opportunity to try many techniques, carefully cut fabrics make up many of the elements along with thread painting, beads, 3D trees and painted batting. It is amazing what you can fit in a 6″x 4″ space

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

kaart kaart
By: Jelly,
Netherlands
Blog: Jelly’s blog

Made with tyvek and organza, machine quilting.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Let the Butter's Fly Let the Butter’s Fly
By: Gardenwmn,
North Carolina, USA

This was my first FPC. I truly enjoy making these, but finding time for any quilting fun hard to find right now!

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Outback Outback
By: Mary Strong,
Australia

My outback postcard was made after I learnt the burn back technique that you see across the top of my postcard. the colours are taken from our colour rich Australian outback.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Postcard From Michigan Postcard From Michigan
By: Nellie Durand,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Nellie’s Needles

The smallest version of my “Lake Series-100.” Each is made with fabric and thread scraps in a collage technique that I call “ortwork” (play on British term “ort” which means scraps). My largest lake piece measures 9’x7′. All feature the same view of Lake Michigan from my spot on the beach.

Quilt size: width: 4" height: 6"

postcard fun postcard fun
By: christine estrada,
Iowa, USA

Quilt size: width: 5" height: 3"

Purple Rain Purple Rain
By: Katina,
Texas, USA

This postcard was made for the Trading Fabric Postcards Swap: Raining Cats & Dogs.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

R is for Rose R is for Rose
By: Karen Traweek,
Virginia, USA

Dark pink rose with light pink center appliqued on a light green background. Edges are stitched with a leaf pattern and scalloped. This was made for an Alphabet Swap in the Trading Fabric Postcards Yahoo group.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Relay for Life Relay for Life
By: Sandy Huszar,
California, USA

I was in a postcard bra trade. Some where on the postcard hard to be a pink ribbon.
I have the breast cancer pink ribbon fabric on background of card and the bra has is made with tennis shoe fab for Relay for Life.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Summer Promises Summer Promises
By: Lindy,
Washington, USA
Blog: Art From The Heart

Summer Promises is actually an 8×10 photo canvas, enhanced/altered with thread painting, art piece. This photo shows the actual postcard I made of the quilt. It is one of the top selling postcards of my work! :?}

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Summer Sail Summer Sail
By: Mary Lynn Busch,
Ontario, Canada

This is one of many landscape post cards I have made. I was introduced to post card making by a friend, after seeing her lovely cards. I was inspired to create my own from memories of the beach in summer, a place I love. It could be any beach, anywhere.

Quilt size: width: 5.5" height: 5.5"

Sunset 2 Sunset 2
By: Quilt Girl,
Kansas, USA

This is part of my landscape series. I have really enjoyed making postcards. They allow me to be creative with quilting.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

The Raven The Raven
By: Chris Weeler,
Alabama, USA
Blog: Trading Fabric Postcards

I made this postcard for a lady who’s last name was Raven.

Quilt size: width: 4" height: 6"

Through The Gate Through The Gate
By: Paula.TheQuilter,
Colorado, USA
Blog: The Quilter

Peeking through the garden gate reveals the cottage and it’s flower gardens. The gate is applique and thread painted just to see if I could do it this small.

Quilt size: width: 4" height: 6"

van gogh van gogh
By: Cookie,
Germany
Blog: cookies treasurs

this is a postcard I created in a swap with the theme “art”
I was debating if I should keep it and then send it off anyways.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Warm up your life Warm up your life
By: Kirie,
Germany
Blog: Shape Moth

A perfect summer pattern – warm up your life :) I like the colour combination reminding me of warm summer day on the beach. I used raw wdge applique and embriodery to make it.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Wash Day Wash Day
By: Pat Land,
New York, USA
Blog: Steel Scraps

This is a photo of a fabric postcard I made for a swap

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Waterfall postcard Waterfall postcard
By: Carole Slemmonds,
United Kingdom

I wanted to create a waterfall that would look real. I had some green “mossy” bricks that I used behind the water and put some grass upside down to it looked like it was trailing down to the water. I had some white material and gauze I used for the waterfall to look like spray, then added water.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"

Willow Warblers - June (Country Diary Series) Willow Warblers – June (Country Diary Series)
By: Angela,
United Kingdom
Blog: Angela’s Textile Art

I have always loved Edith Holden’s ‘Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady’ and last year made a full set of thread-painted postcards for a friend. I love the result and one day will make a set for myself.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 4"


Fabric Postcards

  • Warm up your life (22%, 167 Votes)
  • Purple Rain (18%, 137 Votes)
  • JSH Postcard (11%, 84 Votes)
  • An Egret (10%, 73 Votes)
  • Willow Warblers - June (Country Diary Series) (8%, 61 Votes)
  • Summer Sail (8%, 61 Votes)
  • A Little Miniature (8%, 60 Votes)
  • Grey Jay (7%, 52 Votes)
  • Sunset 2 (6%, 48 Votes)
  • van gogh (6%, 48 Votes)
  • Gram's Lazy Daisies (6%, 45 Votes)
  • The Raven (5%, 37 Votes)
  • In the forest (5%, 36 Votes)
  • Postcard From Michigan (5%, 35 Votes)
  • Outback (5%, 35 Votes)
  • Antarctica (4%, 33 Votes)
  • Summer Promises (4%, 31 Votes)
  • Through The Gate (4%, 29 Votes)
  • Waterfall postcard (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Relay for Life (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Wash Day (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Good Morning (3%, 22 Votes)
  • Contrast (3%, 20 Votes)
  • R is for Rose (3%, 19 Votes)
  • "Greetings from El Paso" Postcard (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Chicken Soup (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Eté (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Bluebird of happiness (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Let the Butter's Fly (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Happy Birthday (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Fabric Postcard (0%, 3 Votes)
  • postcard fun (0%, 1 Votes)
  • kaart (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Butterfly Girl (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 750

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Next Week’s Contest

The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Miniatures. This can be in quilt size or in design choice in a larger quilt. Get your cameras out and Submit your Quilt Photo.


Give-Away

This week’s guest blogger, Sandi Andersen shares with us her blogging and quilting journey. Sandi’s giving away a surprise package here and more birthday/blogiversary celebrations on her blog too. Click here to enter the give-away!

Be sure to check out the super cute strawberry pincushion and needlecase tutorials too.

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Posted: June 10th, 2011  

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17 Responses to “Vote Now: Fabric Postcards”

  1. Thea says:

    amazing little works of art… you should have a postcard weekend more often!

  2. Paula Z says:

    So many beautiful postcards, it was definitely hard to pick just three, but force me you did … LOL

    And…I love give-aways, thanks Sandi Anderson!!!

  3. Karin says:

    Good gravy – it was hard to choose JUST 3, so thank Goodness you let us have more than one choice! They were all incredible!!!!!!! Such talent!!

  4. Peggy Mead says:

    Love the postcards and the giveaway! As always, thank you.

  5. CathyC in Alberta says:

    Haven’t tried this medium yet but possibly in near future. They are all lovely.

  6. Amazing selection of art postcards…loved seeing all of the results of this challenge. They are all winners in my book!

  7. Christine M says:

    It was hard to choose just three! They are all so lovely.

  8. Jan Renard says:

    It was hard to choose they were all very nice.

  9. princess pudge says:

    Would make a great swap ;)

  10. Mishka says:

    You’re not the first person to suggest that. Maybe for our Fall swap.

    Michele

  11. Estie says:

    Wow! I loved them all! Great job, everyone.

  12. Stitches says:

    What a wonderful display of fabric postcard art!! They are all really great..it was very hard to decide which ones to vote for.

  13. dee/wi says:

    Nasty site as far as voting. Voted the first day but understood that I could vote again on Sat. and Sunday. Did I miss something? All I find is the results, no where to vote again each day. Maybe I just don’t understand but others that wanted to vote for Grams Daisys found the same problem.

  14. Mishka says:

    Dee/Wi,

    You can only vote once per contest, but this week you could choose up to three winners when you placed your vote. The voting rules/guidelines are posted above the photos.

    Cheers,
    Michele

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