Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring Colours

I went to visit my family over the Easter weekend, and although I was busy I did have time for a little hand sewing. When I first started quilting a few years ago I ordered a swatch pack via mail order. Although I never did place a big order I kept the swatches and figured some day I would find a use. I came across them the other day while sorting out and figured it was time to find something to do with some of these little squares.
So a handful have now been used and have become a set of postcards for a 'Spring Colours' swap. It was nice to get back and do something a little more akin to traditional patchwork. Just a few squares, some simple running stitch and a few button embellishments.
I like how these turned out, something a bit prettier than the usual bright colours I like to work with.

And before I sign off for the day, I wanted to share a link to Vicki's blog. Vicki made a beautiful colour palette from one of my Brownsea photos, check it out here. :)


Miss 376 said...

What fun postcards, like the buttons you've added too

Doreen G said...

Great postcards Angela I love the subtle colours.