#AfricanFabricMonth – Let the Giveaways Begin ; )

#AfricanFabricMonth - Let the Giveaways Begin ; )It’s time for our first African Fabric Month giveaway for 2017, inspired by my “Jamaica Blue Mountain” fabric postcard! It started with a piece if extra firm heavyweight fusible craft interfacing, cut about 4″ x 6″. I fused the background fabric to it and layered the appliques to make the design. Note that the rust/orange sky section and the brown/green earth section are a single jacquard batik fabric!  Jacquard batiks make the BEST landscape quilts.  After it’s all arranged and stitched, I cut a piece of backing fabric about 1/4″ larger all around than the postcard, pressed the edges up and over to the front of the postcard, and stitched the raw edges into place as the binding… I love raw edge applique  ; )  and fabric postcards are a nice alternative to regular greeting cards (have you seen the price of greeting cards lately??!!)  If you want to write a message, fuse plain muslin to the center on the back and write with a permanent fineline fabric pen.

The second postcard shown here is one I did several years ago – it turned out to be kind of a landscape/ seascape look, complete with dimensional flowers.  The size is about 4″ x 6″, perfect for playing around with a new technique in a quick project you’ll actually finish.

What are you working on this African Fabric Month?  Comment below now thru this Wednesday for a chance to win a versatile scrap bundle and postcard interfacing for experimentation!  And whether you win or not, please continue to use the #AfricanFabricMonth and #SewAfrican on your African fabric posts all month long.  It’s our second year, let’s GROW this thing!!! Thank you and Good Luck to All!!

#AfricanFabricMonth - Let the Giveaways Begin ; )

19 comments on “#AfricanFabricMonth – Let the Giveaways Begin ; )
  1. Arkainee Ervin says:

    I’m making African print mug rugs for friends and family.

  2. Betty Phillips says:

    Our Bee did a block exchange and I am in the process of assembling the blocks. The quilt is due this month so I will be burning the midnight oil. lol

  3. Mary Rowin says:

    I love fiber postcards! And, it’s Quilt Expo in Madison, WI this week. I have some hand dyed vintage textiles and fibers to work with and the blues from Cultured Expressions. I have a great piece with Indigo stripes to use as a backing. Can’t wait!

  4. Cheryll Gordon says:

    I’m learning so much from all the blogs. I love the color combination. They seem easy to make.

  5. Daisy Rae says:

    Would you believe it – I am working on my challenge quilt for my guild and it is due early December but I thought I would at least get a move along. The postcard idea sounds fun and looks like a great way of experimenting and using scraps!!

  6. Elaine says:

    Finishing up a birthday quilt and already have the fabric cut up and ready to piece for my daughter’s quilt. It’s her birthday and I’m doing a denim quilt made from her late paternal grandma’s jeans.

  7. Ali says:

    ooooh love the dimensional postcard – so pretty!! I agree with you about the price of cards- fabric postcards sound so much nicer to give (and receive!!!)

  8. Sabrina van Ginkel says:

    I love the fabric. I have never done a postcard before.

  9. Mary D says:

    I am working on a 9 patch African print quilt for my Ghanaian friend before he returns home to Ghana for good. His quilt will be a combination of browns, greens and blues. I am also cutting African fabric strips to start a log cabin block quilt.

    #AfricanFabricMonth #SewAfrican #iloveafricanfabric

  10. Angela J Short says:

    Such a cool postcard!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom