Friday, August 22, 2008

Post card, Quilt




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.

6 comments:

Sue B said...

beautiful postcard from Linda, her work is stunning. That black and red piece is fabulous Sandy. I think you're right to leave off the beads. The design as it is striking.

abeadlady said...

Those are both great, Sandy. You gave me an idea for some old Hawaiian fabrics that I have. Hmmmm. Thanks.
Arline

abeadlady said...

Sandy,
Go to beadjournalproject.com, click on BJP2007 and my name. My email addy is there.
Arline

linda stokes said...

Beautiful quilt Sandy, very stiking colours & design.

Carol said...

Fabulous postcard Sandy. We should do an exchange I would love to have a piece of your work.

Judy said...

I admired your postcard on Linda's blog so had to come take a peek at hers here on your blog. Lovely!