I had so much fun making postcards for the Canadian Quilt Talk exchange that I was inspired to make thank you postcards for the quilters who made quilts for the 4th Annual I Believe in Blue campaign for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Over the course of the last 4 years I’ve collected a lot of scraps in a variety of Kona cotton blues and greens. There were sample blocks, mistake blocks, left over embroideries and appliques…perfect for making these postcards. And the best thing is that I got to use a lot of different applications on my new Janome Horizon…with the instruction manual by my side, along with repetition of programming stitches and changing feet helped to cement things in my brain!
I learned how to program and save words and then recall them from a saved file on my sewing machine!! That was exciting. I started with free motion stitching on appliques and then moved on to using some of the many embroidery stitches. The discarded whale never made the grade on a quilt but looks awesome here. I’m sure if I hadn’t run out of stabilizer I’d have a whole bunch more! They’re fun and addicting to do. It’s got me thinking that Maple Leaf Quilters should do a themed postcard exchange…maybe for Christmas. In the meantime a big shout out and thank you to all the quilters who were involved in the 2014 I Believe in Blue quilt campaign.
Happy Quilting…Valerie Raye