Friday, September 12, 2008

Love Quilt Received


This quilt was made for ME by my internet friends from my postcard group, & Mis-Fit quilters. Isn't it just beautiful?
All the ladies made a block, sent it to Kim for assembly.She pieced & quilted it, & even hand dyed the border fabric in my favorite color...RED! Mama Duck designed the label, Mel stitched it out & attached it. We we finally met for the 1st time this week,& she presented it to me. I was just amazed @ their thoughtfulness towards a person they never met before...But that's quilters for ya! I will post more detailed shots when I get a chance.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Fabric Postcards:House




2 New postcards for the house swap.
Credit given to the book "Quilt Designs for Postcards" by Carol Wilson Mansfield, for the house pattern used.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Sunbathing Cow


Sunbathing Cow
Originally uploaded by redthreads
Another cow fiber postcard completed. This one is sunbathing on a blue towel. The palm trees were stenciled, then quilted w/variegated thread. A yellow scrap is the sand.

"Too pooped to Mooove" fiber postcard

Hey now... isn't this card fun???
I added it to my etsy shop today, & hope that it gets alot of views...maybe even a sale!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Some new cards


House swap from Mel

House swap from Kathy N

Purple Weave (unfinished)

Summer Fun

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Paper,Peace,Home


This postcard was created using "Quilt Wizard" software, & is paper pieced. The tree on the left was added after the quilting was done using gel pens, & was heat set with an iron.

Postcards 2008 Spring Swap

I'm catching up on my fabric postcard swaps finally. I call this one "4-patch Butterflies"

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Focus Fabrics


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Originally uploaded by redthreads
Today I pulled out some focus fabric blocks that I love, but didn't know what to do with. It just so happens that the fabric I've been "making" with my scraps go really well with these blocks.....
Here is a sample of the 1st 2 blocks I've cut & sewn back together today.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetrap/sets/72157606872619156/

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Making fabric


Making fabric
Originally uploaded by redthreads
More progress made today. The scrap pile is going way down! The stress is also going way down!!! This is so much fun. Now it's time to start reducing the number of seams, & piecing them together. Please enjoy the photo stream.
Sonja

Monday, August 18, 2008

Making Fabric

I have been piecing together some small scraps to make my own fabric using the technique described in Pat Sloan's book, Crooked Cabin Quilts. Below are some recent pics of the random pieces I have made so far. It's a very small sample of what I've sewn together. I don't bother to trim them up until I'm adding to the side I'm working on, & I've been chain piecing many different sizes at the same time until I get a workable size to add bigger pieces or strips closer to the outside. All of the center pieces are pretty small to start, & I add bigger pieces & strips as I work my way to the outside. I do however press the seams before adding another round, so sewing in chains is the fastest way to go.

Figure 1: This piece is about 1 x 2.5



Figure 2: This block is about 2 x 3.5









Figure 3: This block is about 5 X 5.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Strippin' Along


Here is another new book in my collection. It uses jelly rolls, but I think you could also use up alot of like-color scrappy strings as well for a more contemporary look. Anyone else out there using this book as a guide for their projects? Alot of nice ideas here for placemats, & hot-pads...even art!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Crooked Cabin Quilts


Well I went to my local fabric store yesterday looking for some new inspiration. It was great luck to find out that all of their books/leaflets were 30% off! I have way too many scraps, & not enough time to spend making perfect cuts, & matching seams, & squaring everything up....so this book is just perfect!!! I think I need to find more books by Pat Sloan
because this one just looks like too much fun. If you make crooked log cabin quilts, I would love to see some of your work, so please contact me.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fabric Postcards from Doni


Well yes...I'm a bit behind in my posts this year! This is my attempt at catching up......
This card was from the spring postcard swap.

This card is also from Doni for the Easter postcard swap.


This card from Doni was from the House swap.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

August

Wow! Where did June & July go??? Summer is going by so fast. My kids will be going back to school soon, & it will be time for me to get back to work on my sewing machine.

Well, the re-cycled/up-cycled pooh postcard was a big hit!
I gave it my friend Gloria for her 49th Birthday....yes @ her age she is the "Biggest" Winnie the pooh fan! Last year she went to see the Musical/Show...live & on stage....with a million screaming kids wearing her pooh house shoes....Yes she was the oldest member in the audience...not counting her date of course.

On another note- On a previous entry, I posted a pic of my newest postcard, "The jungle sings at night". Well I'm so excited to tell you that it was my 1st sale at my etsy store.
I can't wait to get some new stuff made!!!

Well everyone enjoy what is left of your summer, and watch out for some great deals on school supplies in your newspaper ads, weekly....that's what I do!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Pooh Postcard


Pooh Postcard
Originally uploaded by redthreads
I've really started getting into re-cycling used clothing. I think the new term is called up-cycle???
Anyway I made this fabric postcard using the front pocket that was on the bib of a pair of over-alls. Denim makes a great base for my fabric postcards, so you will be seeing more of these denim creations in the future!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Jungle Songs at Night


Jungle Songs at Night
Originally uploaded by redthreads
I'm working on a jungle series for my etsy store.
I love making fabric postcards as much as I love collecting them. Please check back frequently, & visit my store soon!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Easter Postcard


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Originally uploaded by redthreads
Well I made 2 of these egg cards to swap with my PC group. I hope they like them!

Zebra in Plaid #3


Zebra in Plaid #3
Originally uploaded by redthreads
#3 has letter beads...such fun!
This is also listed on etsy.

Zebra in Plaid #2


Zebra in Plaid #2
Originally uploaded by redthreads
A different look!
This card is listed on Etsy.
http://sassyfibersbySonja.etsy.com

Zebra in Plaid


Zebra in Plaid
Originally uploaded by redthreads
This is 1st in a series of Zebras that I'm working on. Machine embroidery & woodeen buttons.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Butterflies & Flowers


Butterflies & Flowers
Originally uploaded by redthreads
I made this card for my friend Nona. Happy birthday!!!

Leap Year 2008


Leap Year 2008
Originally uploaded by redthreads
Look @ these cute little frogs. This card also came from Donna

Valentines 2008


Valentines 2008
Originally uploaded by redthreads
This card is from Donna. Isn't it pretty?

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Cowboy Christmas 2007


Cowboy Christmas 2007
Originally uploaded by redthreads

To Sonja from DJ


To Sonja from DJ
Originally uploaded by redthreads

To Sonja from Lorchen


To Sonja from Lorchen
Originally uploaded by redthreads

To Sonja from Martha


To Sonja from Martha
Originally uploaded by redthreads

X-mas 2007 Postcard swap

Here are some of the X-mas postcards that we traded on the group. Just follow the link to view.

Sampler postcard


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Originally uploaded by redthreads
I made this postcard for Kathyoz' birthday. I used a stencil & fabric paint to get the miniature blocks on muslin. It was a simple process, & a test of sorts. I would like to try another stencil that is more complex, that needs different colors, including shading.