Friday, April 19, 2019

Fabric Postcards for Wish Upon a Card Challenge & Fundraiser

I made a couple of postcards for the Wish Upon a Card Challenge, which is one of the challenges happening during at the annual Sisters, Oregon Outdoor Quilt Show in July. To be entered into the challenge part of the postcard, I requested some of the fabric to be sent to me and had to have my postcards sent back to Sisters, Oregon by April 15 in order to be judged. I haven't heard anything, so I doubt my 2 postcards won anything. It was a challenge using these fabrics for me, because I prefer more vibrant colors. These fabrics reminded me of men's boxer short fabrics, lol!!! And boxer shorts aren't that exciting either, lol!

I received 4 pieces of fabric (donated by Robert Kaufman fabrics from designer Carolyn Friedlander's Harriet Collection), which were cut 5" x less than 6" and a bit uneven at that; so I wasn't able to use the fabric as a background fabric without either piecing the fabric or as in the first postcard, I had to sew on a ribbon to the side to bring it up to 6". The fabrics I received were 2 of the light colored checkered fabrics and 2 different blue striped fabrics. Not very exciting fabrics in my opinion, but that is where the challenge comes into play I suppose. For the first postcard, I used a checked fabric as the background to teapot and the next postcard I pieced all the 4 fabrics to create a background fabric for the cat applique.

The 3 best postcards will be framed and auctioned at the quilt show. High Desert Frameworks (Bend, Oregon) donates the frames and frames them.  The other postcards will be sold too. They encourage you to make postcards of your own too, that do not need to be part of the challenge or even have the challenge fabric at all, because they sell these cards at the quilt show too and the money benefits the production of the free quilt show as well as the Sister's High School Visual Arts Scholarship Fund..

Teapot postcard.

These two postcards I used the challenge fabric in the background.

Fat cat.

I sent this postcard plus another 3 postcards I had made a few years ago, along with the 2 challenge postcards off to Sisters, Oregon for them to sell.

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  1. Both cards are great, I really love the kitty.

  2. Hi Daryl, they are all very nice -- of course, I love the kitty! Happy Easter!! Jackie

  3. i adore postcards and these are fantastic. the photo bomb cat face makes me laugh you did a wonderful job on the whiskers. of course i love the teapot and you had another great way to use selvages. well done.

  4. The kitty is so sweet šŸ„°

  5. Great job with very challenging fabric! And it all goes to a good cause too. Besides the 3 winners, they usually select about 20 others for framing also which are also part of the silent auction. And they usually sell out of the unframed ones as well! Yours will go to good homes. Looks like you had fun with them!


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