Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Postcards and a flimsy

Good evening ,it was a gorgeous spring day today , sunny and very comfortable temperatures . Early this morning it was a spectacular frost covered scene out the window,  everything just sparkled .
  I recently taught a postcard workshop in Tatamagouche a lovely town about an hour from here . It wasn't a big class but those present were very enthusiastic and raring to make some creative cards .
  
This is Carol and myself at the end of the day. 
Here is the class minus a couple who had to leave early.  Such a lovely group of ladies and very creative too . 
 I brought along lots of postcards I have received over the years in swaps which they really loved and It was the perfect inspiration . 
A few of the postcards created 

I have been working on some scrappy checkerboard blocks that were inspired by a weekly challenge by Darlene of a Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop .  I enjoyed making these blocks so much I kept right on going and made this quilt top . It still needs some borders which I am still thinking on .
I am proud to say this was completely sewn on my vintage Singer machine which I just love to use .  
I could share some postcards I have made recently but will save them for another post.  
Thanks for stopping by it is always a pleasure to have tour visit . 
 Hugs Sheila 

21 comments:

  1. What fun to teach the ladies how to make a postcard. They are all lovely.
    The Scrappy checkerboard looks great. Good idea for using up fabrics.
    Bet you enjoyed sewing on your Vintage Singer....

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  2. Looks like a fun class. Wish I was close enough to take one of your classes.
    Can’t wait to see what boarders you add to the checkerboard.

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  3. The postcards look very lovely. Love your checkerboard, it's gorgeous. Makes me wish I'd given into temptation & made one. 😊. Hugs, xx

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  4. Your postcard class sounds like so much fun, Great results too. The checkerboard quilt is gorgeous.

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  5. Hi Sheila i am loving all these postcards,lots of beautiful ones the ladies did a wonderful job,thankyou for sharing my friend xx

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  6. Those postcards are great. It must have been a great class

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  7. So lovely to find your post in my inbox Sheila. Great work with your postcard group - they did very well. I love your quilt top - funny that with all those complicated patterns out there how simple can be more stunning. xx

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  8. Such a lovely happy photo of you and Carol Sheila. The ladies did some great work. I do love your quilt.

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  9. The postcards look like fun! Love your scrappy checkerboard quilt top.

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  10. What a great class to be able to do, the postcards look wonderful. Love the scrappy quilt too.

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  11. Hi Sheila, fun to help others make the postcards... clearly you are a good teacher looking at the results... Love the name of the place you taught at though I don't think I could pronounce it let alone spell it! haha...
    Love your checkerboard quilt.... so effective
    Hugz

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  12. It great to hear your class went well - everyone looks happy and the postcards look very good :-) Lovely quilt top too....the checkerboard blocks are really effective.

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  13. Glad you had a little touch of spring! I’m sure everyone enjoyed your postcard class. They look pretty pleased! Well done finishing your checkerboard quilt, and it’s only April! It will be beautiful finished.

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  14. The fabric postcards are really cute. I recently joined in on a fabric postcard swap and received a darling one. Your quilt top is pretty. Looking forward to seeing it all finished.

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  15. That sounds like a really fun class to teach/take! It's so nice to see a photo of you :-) I love the postcards that you made and just think, because of you taking the time to teach a class, there will be more neat postcards out there!
    Happy sewing,
    Judy

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  16. A fun time was had by all I see. Great post cards made by your students. I'm still making my checkerboard blocks. Hugs and stitches

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  17. Sheila, your postcards are always such an inspiration and so wonderful that you were able to pass along your teachings to this very creative group of Quilters! Love seeing your checkerboard quilt!

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  18. very beautiful and so lovely work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!

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