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.

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11 Responses to “Permission to play?”

  • 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.

  • Deb Geyer:

    Crazy quilting will use up stash too!

  • 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!
    hugs
    laurie

  • Vicki W:

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • doni:

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

    Great job

  • JudyL:

    Good job with buying no fabric. Your postcards . . all the ones I’ve seen . . are fantastic!

  • 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!

  • Deb:

    Looks terrific..and I looked closely! The beads really add alot! I definitely need one of those!

  • Françoise:

    It’s a lovely postcard. And yes, I looked closely!

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