My Mini Art Quilts Book contains full instructions on how to turn your pieces into postcards and/or mounting for framing, but here are some other project ideas!1 response
Back in January, I decided to make a fabric postcard every week throughout the year. I’ve been sending them out on Monday of each week to one of 52 lucky recipients across the US (and a few internationally).
Making postcards is a fun & relaxing break for me from my bigger long-term projects and it puts a smile on people’s faces. Check out my 52 Weeks of Postcards blog post for photos of the postcards I’ve been sending!
So, as I am wont to do, I started a SECRET project 9 months ago and it is finally coming to life!
Introducing “Mini Art Quilts; 54 Mini Blocks to Foundation Paper Piece”…1 response
This is a piece I made way back in 2003 during an especially stressful time in my life. I think they may call them Zen doodles nowadays.
I would take colored cardstock and a sharpie and write out a meaningful quote and fill in the background, camouflaging the words. I made more than a few of these drawings and they helped pull me through a lot of rough patches.
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my artwork and hobbies in the time before social media. I created for myself, my family, and close friends. The “pressure to be perfect” was from an internal source*.Leave a comment
I took a much needed break from writing new quilt patterns the past month. In the past year, I’ve written 12 quilt patterns and self-published 9 of those 12. (Stay tuned…three of those are pending publication in physical or digital magazines, woo hoo!)
While crocheting my always-“freezing”-cold sister a scarf with pockets, I had the bright idea to expedite the process by making her a quilted scarf. Which brings me to today…the release day for my Quilted Scarf Trio pattern. I hope you enjoy making it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
“52 Weeks of Postcards” 2021
The background story:
In early January 2021, I decided to make a fabric postcard every week this year and send them on Monday of each week to one of 52 lucky recipients across the US (and a few internationally!)
Check out the hashtag #RachelleHandmadePostcards2021 on Instagram @rachelle_handmade. Making postcards is a fun & relaxing break for me from my bigger long-term quilty projects…and it puts a smile on people’s faces.
I’ll be updating the gallery on this page as I send out the postcards throughout the year. I hope you enjoy following my year long adventure!Leave a comment
Garner Quilt – Parade of Testers
Are you ready for a Garner Quilt Parade of Testers?!? In this post, I’ll be sharing my testers’ wonderful quilty creations (in no particular order).
I absolutely could not have made this happen without their help and I’m so very grateful to each and every one of them.
Introducing the Garner Quilt Pattern… The details: 5, 6, 13, or 18 fat quarter friendly (excluding the background).Scraps from the FQs can be used for a scrappy binding.NO small HSTs! Size options include 36″ sq. Crib, 36″ x 48″ Lap, 60″ sq. Throw, and 72″ sq. Large Throw. Optional “choose your own adventure” layout. Fabric Requirements listed below.
Introducing the SHEAR Quilt Pattern! Shear is a big block quilt made entirely of half square triangles (HSTs). The quilt blocks finish at 16″ square, so the quilt comes together quickly. Shear comes in SEVEN sizes: Crib (36″ Sq.), Lap (36″x54″), Throw (54″ Sq.), Large Throw (72″ Sq.), Twin (72″x90″), Queen (90″x108″), and King (108″ sq.).Skill level required: Confident Beginner Techniques: Making half square triangles using the 2 at a time and 8 at a time methods. Optional cutting labels are included in the pattern to help you stay organized as you work thru each step. A confident beginner quilter with a couple quilts under their belt should be able to tackle this project.