Sunday, August 9, 2009

Summer Challenge - Inchies (Plus Size)

For our summer challenge this year, we are to make "inchies" only make them one and a half inches. When I was looking on line for examples I found that they called these larger ones "plus size". These are tiny artist trading cards. I think there are about 16 taking part in the project and yesterday I started working on my little cards. These are printed on paperbacked fabric for printing. I first put the backgrounds in my program I use for things like this, then the pictures on top, printed them out and added the batting and a sheet of fabric I had made by scanning a pretty piece of scrapbook paper. Freehand quilted around the pictures and the surface of the inchie. Next, I cut them apart and added the decorative row of stitching, then buttonhole stitched around each one. I am trying to think of something else to embellish the pieces - embroidery is not much of an option as it is too hard getting a needle through. So, I am looking for something to glue on - will come up with something. (Click to enlarge)


Karen said...

I really like that! So pretty!

Jewels said...

Carol - I'm really sorry I missed signing up for this! I was out of town I think - yours are really cute - hope I get a chance to see them before they get "distributed" (love the gal with the glasses!). J