Permission to play?

I’m having fun with the postcards but always feel a little guilty about working on them rather than one of my quilts. I guess it’s all those tops waiting for quilting. Tonight I could have been working on bindings but decided to make a postcard and try beading it.

Keep in mind this is my first attempt and that I’m not very artistic. I stitched the seams on the machine with the feather stitch thinking I’d just bead the tips but I quickly decided that would be boring so I decided to just play. I’m not sure if this is done yet – I’m going to go to sleep and look at it again tomorrow. Once I do the edging, I’ll also have to fill in some beads but I tried not to get to close to the edge since I don’t want to run over any beads with my sewing machine.

Click the photo to enlarge or maybe it would be kinder NOT to look too closely.

Since it’s 3AM I guess I can go ahead and report my accomplishments/stashbusting efforts for the week.
  • Assembled my boxed squares blocks and that top is finished – the blocks were from a Jelly Roll from stash
  • Quilted an ugly UFO – the top was all from stash back when I pieced it in 2006 and I used stash for the backing
  • No fabric purchases again this week

I did purchase books and beads but I’m focused on my fabric not my books and I’ll blame my current interest in Crazy Quilting for my desire to try some beading.

11 thoughts on “Permission to play?

  1. Annemiek

    I looked VERY cloosely and I think it’s a job very well done!Looks like a fun thing to do all that beading.

  2. Laurie

    I think it looks FANTASTIC!!! Do you finish your backs on the postcard as well and did you do the beading before finishing the back? Just curious! But i do think it’s great!

  3. Vicki W

    I think it looks great! Just the right amount of beading to compliment the fabrics. You’ll be an excellent crazy quilter!

  4. Juliann in WA

    This looks fun. I just got a book called Doodle-Stitching and I have been playing with some embroidery design ideas that would be embellished. Permission to play granted.

  5. Kathy

    That’s a great postcard — love the beading!

    My Wacky Group were challenged at a recent retreat to make postcards. It was the first time for many of us! It was really fun.

  6. doni

    I love the postcard – it’s the essence of winter! The snowflakes that are stitched really show up.

    Great job

  7. Dianne

    What fun, Mary. The beading looks terific, too. I’ve been intrigued by the idea of beads in quilting, and in knitting, too. Maybe 2008 will be my year to play a bit, too!

    Happy New Year!

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