British Quilters List) - and each year I take part in a birthday swap. I get lovely cards on my birthday, and in return I make cards during the year for others in the swap.
Sometimes it's difficult to come up with a new idea, sometimes there is a technique that I want to explore and this is a good chance to do that.
The pier for Avril I liked (you can't really see the silver thread that gave a little twinkle to it, trying to replicate the lights coming on at dusk, but it's there!). I'm not happy with the clouds that I added, though (sorry Avril!).
I liked the sky better on this 'London Postcard' but it was hard to judge how many lines to add to the buildings
So, what have I learned? That the starting photo needs to have a strong focus (and that it might be easier if the main focus is in the foreground), that layers of thread work well if the shades are similar, that the fabric photo and wadding need an additional support for the quilting (paper or interfacing work well) and that its lots of fun!
I've printed onto fabric before, and clearly, I've quilted before, but never combined the two quite like this. I'd really recommend it as a light hearted and easy way to create something interesting!
I'm off to work on hand finishing the binding for my current little quilt. Enjoy your crafting this week!