Comment/Statement: Author Deena Bouknight wrote a very nice article about me and my artwork for The State Newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina. During our interview, Deena mentioned that she liked my art quilt "First Class At 55". As a "Thank You" for the kind article, I created this postcard for Deena based on my "First Class At 55" .
Materials: Fabrics used were hand dyed and commercial cottons . Wonder-Under™ fusible by Pellon - Timtex as a stiffener in the middle - Pigma Micron pen - Rayon threads by Sulky
Using freezer paper I created a template for cutting the tree out of the orange fabric
Step 3 The cut out tree was fused to the background fabric.
I fused snippets of fabric to represent shadows on the tree, and the flowers and grass were added.
The top base was fused to a Timtex layer. This layered sandwich was then machine quilted. The sandwich was cut into a 4" X 6" square.
Detail View of Quilting and Binding
Back of the Postcard
The back of the postcard was printed on my computer. My signature was done with a Pigma Micron pen. The printed back was then fused to the back of the top sandwich, and trimmed to the 4" X 6" square.
The binding of the card was done with fused strips of black cotton, which were cut with a wavy rotary blade. The strips were ironed around the edge of the card. Thank you Laura Wasilowski for sharing this technique with me.
The stamped "Postcard - Do not attempt to open" was added just for fun!
This postcard was mailed to Deena in an envelope. I simulated the canceling of the real postage stamp.