Thanks to my friend Vicki the "Wish You Were Here...A vintage postcard quilt" was born. Vicki, who always knows everything that is going on the quilt community told me about Quilters Connection Challenge.
Quilters Connection of Dallas issued a challenge to make a quilt that was a minimum on 36" X 36", using any technique, with at least half of the top made from a black toile fabric from the fabric line Traditions by Sentimental Studios for Moda Fabrics. We could pick up the fabric and entry forms the first week in August first and it has to be turned in by August 30th. The quilt show will be in their shop from Sept 1-6 and viewers choice will determine the winners.
How could I not enter a quilt...moda has awesome fabrics, the fabric is a black toile POSTCARD and have another opportunity to use up some more of the goodies that came from the Houston Quilt Show. The Houston Quilt Show basket is getting smaller by the week.
This quilt was really fun to work on. From far away it looks like an appliqe Christmas quilt but when you are closer you can see stamped and tea stained "vintage" postcards with actual 1cent stamps. Little Debbie Mum postage stamps were sewn into the corners of the postcards, and Tsukineko inks were used to color in all the berries. Vintage photos behind plastic with little buttons, beads and trims. Vintage lace, rick rack and buttons also adorn the quilt. My favorite photo is on the bottom right. It is of a baby in a little carrage under the plastic are some tiny, tiny buttons and tiny, tiny pins that were given to me by mom that were in Nana's sewing box.