Making small art

I’ve been working on greeting cards lately. These are a bit different from the other ones I’ve shown you.

I decided to look at some of my past artwork, and make them into fabric art pieces to attach to cards. The first one I made was from a picture of the SAQA auction donation art quilt. The art quilt is 12 x 12 inches. Here it is.


I reduced it and cut it down so it would fit on a 5 x 7 card.

Above the Frey notecards

I could have just sent away and had photos to attach to the cards, but I wanted to use fabric. I printed the art on fabric. Here is the tutorial for doing that.

I stitched it, zig zagged the edges, and then cut with pinking shears.


Here is a close up of the stitches.


I adhered the mini quilt to the card front. The recipient could put it in a 5 x 7 frame.


I was able to get three on a sheet of fabric. Here is my Spin Out piece printed on fabric.


I added an iron-on fusible web to the back, plus wool felt. I could have used a different backing, but I really enjoy sewing on the wool felt.


Then I stitch all three before I cut them out. That makes it so much easier to sew. I ended up not using the pinking shears for this design.

So here are the first in this series of cards. I need to attach them to the cards, write a note, and then send them off into the world.

Lots of fun to see my work made into small cards, and being able to share with others. There will definitely be more of these to come. Now to dig through some of my fabric pieces to see if they can be brought back to life as small art.

Have a great week!