Postcard sized quilt art

I’ve been thinking of starting some small quilting projects as there’s so many techniques to try and if something doesn’t work out I haven’t wasted materials! I’m quite into using recycled materials so this would also be a great way to use up scraps of fabric that I hate throwing away! I like the idea of using my landscape photographs as a base and maybe adding found objects to the artwork, will give me a good excuse to get the paints out again as well and to try image transfer techniques (dare I put fabric through the printer? I can already hear the grief I’ll get if I jam it up!) Anyway – here’s examples of others work that I really like:

love the texture of the tree trunks  in this – it’s a simple  image that really captures the cold stillness of a Winter’s night.

“A typical scene while flyin’ down the highway to the lake on a hot summer day.  Pretty yellow canola fields and clear blue skies.  Machine and hand stitched.  Sent from Saskatchewan, Canada to California, USA this week.  ; ) ”

Another simple design that again seems to capture a moment – I’m always gazing out the car window and I love the birds in this – really gives it life.

fab embroidered leaves – bit too ambitious for my novice machine quilting skills!

Finally, a couple of mixed media cards – really like the use of paper in the one above – could be a way of using up some of the hundreds of postage stamps I own!