Recently, I traded postcard with Linda http://www.linda-stokes.blogspot.com/ This is the lovely one I received. It is so much fun to "meet" artists from around the world and have some of their art.
One time that I visited Houston, my son took me to a wonderful fabric store where I purchased African fabrics. From the red and gold one, I cut a number of blocks which have sat around for years. One day I realized that I could use just some of the pieces to make a small hanging. The solid red has Sashiko type quilting; the solid black has machine quilting with a metallic black thread. I was going to add beads to it but decided that the simplicity was its strong point.