Friday, March 20, 2009

My First Mini Quilt & Crazy Patch Postcards

Now that I'm back home from CA it seems the creative mojo has been full speed ahead. I just completed about 8 Crazy Patch postcards to use as Birthday cards as well as for a swap I'm in with ART4Mail. I wish I could have added more CQing to the postcards but with all the restrictions the post office seems to be enforcing ,I didn't want to get hammered paying mega bucks to send out a small PC. Used to be I could send one out for only .51 cents - lately they have been costing over a $1.00 each!

A friend of mine ordered one of my recycled cat food can pincushions. Julie wanted pinks & mauve so I created this one especially for her. Hmmm can you see a pattern here? I think I'm starting to really like working with the "pink" family LOL!

Also, I just completed my very first Mini Quilt for the HGTV Mini Swap. This quilt was made for Bluesnail. I really enjoyed making it as I got to use a fabric manipulation technique that I learned in a Quilting Class I took last year. Not only was this my very first mini quilt (which I see lots more in my future) but it was the first time I actually ever machine quilted anything and also the first time I ever made a Quilt Label. Bluesnail, I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it.



7 comments:

  1. Nicki,
    As always your post cards are beautiful! The pincushion is very pretty, i especially love the way you set the lace to stand up around the edge.

    The mini quilt is so gorgeous. I love blocks that are set on point.

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  2. This quiltie is great! It's hard to see the detail in this photo, but I know what you did from the last photo.

    The most recent quilt I got in a mini swap also has the japanese folded flowers on it. This is such a next way to make a quilt have texture.

    I have to go back and look at the rest of the photo's...lol, was really interested in the mini. Great job and thanks for joining the swap!

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  3. Nicki, your postcards are so pretty. I can't wait to see a close up of the mini. I had no idea there were folded flowers until I read Holee's comment. I thought it looked great as it was but now, I'm really curious to see what you've done.

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  4. Hi Nicki! Your postcards are beautiful and I love the little quilt! I need to get my mojo back too :)

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  5. Nicki!
    I finally got onto your blog to see those beautiful babies..so precious..congrats again!
    Your mermaid blocks and crazy quilts are amazing...you are one talented lady!!
    How about sending some of that creativity my way??

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