I have been wanting to make some greeting cards with fabric and scribble stitching for quite some time. I’ve also procrastinated because I’m pretty sure I’ll mess it up! Today I got up my nerve and tried it.
I like them! I didn’t want to stop…and I certainly am not gonna run out of fabric…but I did run out of time. I have a project, with a self-imposed deadline, that I can’t even show you right now, because it’s a surprise. But there will definitely be more of these cards made!
The quilting started out very simply, with my favorite blue tape and sewing alongside it. I put it on with random angles and then decided that I did not want to do the whole quilt that way. And that, seriously, made me take a long break.
I simply had no idea of what I wanted to quilt in those spaces. Every idea I thought of left me cold. I did a quick few minutes of a meandering stitch, and a few LONG minutes ripping it out! Resignedly, I decided to use my go-to little square spiral blocks. And then I kinda went wonky with them!!!
Fun! I’m quilting from the back side, actually, so that I could go crazy without being influenced by the pieces or seam lines on the front. It’s working quite well and I feel like I’m accomplishing a lot with each little section that I fill in.
I haven’t even really taken a look at the front side. This wonky block quilting is making the back interesting and fun to do. Onward!!! I promise I will show you the front as soon as it gets to it’s new owner.