October’s postcard swap theme is Crazy Patchwork – neither Penny nor Kay had tried their hand at traditional Crazy Patchwork so this was a great opportunity to try it out.  Kay just loved the chance to get back to some hand embroidery – something she really enjoys.

Peggy’s card arrived in the mail for me late last week:

Crazy PAtchwork Card from Peggy in the US

Crazy Patchwork Card from Paggy in the US

My cards were all made with the same fabric and thread palette, although every one took on its own particular look.  The fabrics included antique kimono fabrics, silks, furnished and after five fabrics and silk/polyester blend patchwork fabrics.  The threads included DMC stranded cotton, Kremick silk, Madeira Metallic embroidery thread and other specialty threads.

Crazy Patchwork Card

Crazy Patchwork Card

I raided the buttons and the bead containers for seeds and delicas in a range of colours…plus there are some charms, sequins and shell buttons in each of them.


Detail from Crazy Patchwork Card

I have really enjoyed making these cards – crazy patchwork has always been a favorite of mine!

My post office lady, Kaye, was most taken with this particular batch of cards….luckily, there was a spare, so I took one in especially for her!