Pet Postcards SAMQG
Are you in on the Pet Postcard Project? It is a Quilted/Artist Postcard Sale benefiting Friends for Life. Each card is sold, at the Houston Quilt Festival, for $20 with the proceeds going to charity. SAMQG has launched our involvement as our first charity endeavor for the new board year.
Let me get you a link to Pokey’s Ponderings where you can find all the information about the project. Working small, 4″ x 6″ , is so fast and quick, you might just want to make up a few for your own donation. The postcards range so much in style and technique.
I just dove on in. I started with all fabric scraps and inktense pencils.
I haven’t really mastered these inktense fabric ink pencils, but they are super fun to play with. I started drawing the “cats” before I had any real plan at all. I forged ahead.
I found my groove when I bailed on “art quilt” style and went back to “quilt girl” style. I drafted up a few cat templates, which helped me tremendously. These shapes are HERE for you to download and use in your own Pet Postcard designs, if you choose to give it a whirl.
So what’d I turn out with these little cat shapes?
A mess. Working small is great but boy, it is so easy to make a colossal mess. You’d think I had planned out a quilt to wrap my house for a bug bomb it was such a mess. Alas, it was just a pet postcard marathon.
I ended up making a whole handful of these little guys. Here’s what I have so far. I hope they are able to raise the money for Friends for Life, Houston’s fastest growing No-Kill animal adoption and rescue organization.
I hope you are inspired to go forth and make a few cards for the cause. Whether inspiring means: “wow, that is inspiring” or more like “whoa, I could make better cards than that” So whatever you take from it- get on out there and make some cards!