Christmas Crazy Shortcut Quilt which was great! I only did a few with the decorative stitches on them since I was seriously running out of time and the clock was ticking to get these in the mail. Well, needless to say these were more labour intensive than I planned LOL! So the decorative stitches across the blocks had to be sacrificed or I would still be doing these. Next year I am promising to start my Christmas fabric postcards in September! I know - I say this every year :-)
The two top right hand cards are enclosed in a clear plastic self-sealing envelope that I send my cards in through the mail. I take them into the post-office open and have the teller manually stamp the card - then I seal the envelopes and then hand them to the teller to go through the mail. This way the stamp and card are ink stamped and not the clear envelope. I think this really adds to the card.
I ran into a problem with these cards that was purely of my own making. I usually use Wonder Under to fuse the backing onto the cars. This year I decided to try Heat and Bond Ultra instead to make the cards really stiff. What a mistake!! With all the layers and the timtex I just couldn't get the edge stitches to work! No matter what I tried it was skipping stitches :-( Unfortunately I had fused all of my cards before I realistic this. Note to self; test a new product on one card first! I ended up just doing a straight stitch on some of the cards to finish the edges off.
Go dies I got for Christmas. My Mom gave me the feathers die and the Fall Melody die. I can't wait to have some fun with these guys. I am thinking about wool applique with the fall melody!! I'll do the blanket stitch by machine though and just make it really large to look as close to hand as I can. I absolutely love a lot of the things I've seen done with the feather die as well. I think it would be amazing on boarders for an amazing effect.
I hope that you all had an amazing holiday season and are happy and healthy! And please take a second and click follow on the right under my picture and follow Sunshower Quilts on Facebook as well!
Happy New Years all!!