Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Coming Year

Life here is rather in limbo these days so I am currently not signing up for any quilt swaps or challenges (although I plan to complete my Transition one by the end of January). Then I was sent an invitation to join an ATC birthday swap. There are 32 people signed up so that is a good number. I decided that little pieces would be something I could do and still keep my hand in the creative side of my life. There is only one birthday in January. Here is the ATC I made for her.

This is the ATC. The name of it is "Winter Night Snow". The background is blue Tyvek melted with a heat gun. Then it is sprayed with silver glitter paint. The snowflakes I had left from an art quilt I did previously called "No Two Alike"

I encased the ATC in between two layers of sheet protector and sealed it with an iron (between two Teflon ironing sheets!) Then I stamped white card stock with blue snowflakes. I folded the card and cut the window out. I glued the sheet protector package to the inside of the card fold, sprayed adhesive on the inside and folded the card. This is designed for the ATC to be removable. This is the front of the card (obviously!)

This is the inside. The writing you see is on the back of the ATC.

Then I made printed a white cardstock page with this snowflake pattern, cut out the envelope form, folded and glued the edges. Then the card was placed in the envelope and it is ready for the mail! I covered the mailing label just so the address would not be posted.

Fractured Flower ready to send

Yep, it's been a while! But finally I've completed the four sections of my part of the Fractured Flower!! These are the four pieces on my design wall. Obviously, the seam allowances make it look a bit wonky but there they are! Whew!! It was a great learning experience. Especially for someone who doesn't like "rules" that much and prefers to just "wing it". But it was worth it in the end. Now, I'm just waiting to get back the four pieces I'll have for making a completed piece. I'll post them when I get them and we'll see what comes of them!