Signed Tealed & Posted!

Over Christmas I managed to finish the centre block for Kate Chiconi’s Signed, Sealed & Delivered quilt which will be auctioned to raise money for Ovarian Cancer research. It was only when I was checking back through e-mails trying to find Kate’s address that I remembered I’d also promised to make a postcard block! So over New Year I thought I’d better make one…

The 12.5″ block needed a front and back view of a postcard, but the design was completely up to us, I checked on Kate’s blog to see what everyone else had made, I pulled all the teal fabrics I could find out of my stash and eventually decided to do a scene of Catbells, my favourite fell. It’s an image I’ve created several times over the last few months so I knew I could make it relatively easily.

I made the front of the postcard first, I used bondaweb to attach Catbells and the reflection on to the background. I blanket-stitched round using one of the embroidery threads from the cross-stitch block, which reassured me that the colours should work with the rest of the quilt!Β Signed Tealed & Delivered quilt block of Catbells

For the back I used the same teal batik as Catbells, I appliqued a ‘stamp’ from the fabric Shirley gave me in my Stitching Santa and then embroidered the writing in back-stitch using the variegated thread from the cross-stitch block. It took a while to decide what to write and it was my daughter Helen that suggested the Ordnance Survey grid reference number and the height.Β Signed Tealed & Delivered quilt block

My original plan was to bondaweb the whole postcard onto the block fabric but I was concerned it might make it too thick and stiff, so I just appliqued them on instead. I put the picture at the bottom because it balanced better with the plain area of the back partially covered by the front. The front needed a bit more definition to make it stand out from the background so I chain-stitched around the edge using the variegated thread again.

I’m really pleased with this block, it’s worked out as I hoped. They will both be in the post tomorrow Kate πŸ™‚Signed Tealed & Delivered quilt block

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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12 Responses to Signed Tealed & Posted!

  1. katechiconi says:

    Brilliant! And thank you so much for thinking about the possible stiffness if you’d used Bondaweb, it would have been very difficult to quilt through and would have made a ‘hard’ place in the quilt. Both your blocks are beautiful and a real asset to the quilt. I love the fabric you’ve used for the Catbells reflection – it makes it look as if Derwent Water is frozen!

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  2. tialys says:

    Another lovely depiction of Catbells – a great idea of your daughter’s to put the map reference on. This quilt is really going to reflect the international nature of the participants involved which should make an interesting feature and thus, hopefully, attract lots of bids πŸ™‚

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  3. This is gorgeous, and such lovely colours

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  4. claire93 says:

    that’s another gorgeous representation of Catbells . . . this is going to be one fabulous quilt!

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  5. Danielle says:

    How fun. I couldn’t tell this was quilted until I clicked through!

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  6. Donnalee says:

    I always love your representations of nature and landscapes–so lovely as portraits-in-fabric. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  7. Catherine says:

    Such a lovely and personal addition to a great quilt! I’m sure Kate will love receiving this in the post! So much better than bills

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    Another wonderful addition to the quilt, I am so excited to see it laid out!

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