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!!