Summer Postcard Swap

I participated again in a summer postcard swap hosted by Sandi over at Quilt Cabana Corner. Nonnie over at Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams was my swap partner and sent this:


It is a little larger than the typical postcard and it will make a great wall art piece. Isn’t fun!

I was a little stalled with how to proceed with my postcard. Nothing “summery” seemed to jell in my mind. I just started playing.

I decided to use my 3/4 inch hexagons. 4-DSCN6881

I stripped piece 1 1/2 inch strips, placing colors deliberately. Orange for the earth, green for the grass, blue for the sky and yellow for the sun. (This is actually a picture of the first one I started and there are changes in the second one).

I’ve couched yarn before but I didn’t have a specific foot to do so, so I thought I would try mine out. LOVE it!.2-DSCN6990

I just meandered down the center of each strip. 3-DSCN6986I originally planned to have the hexagons become flowers adding stems etc. but that seemed too predictable. So I floated them.


I really liked the look but I felt it was missing something. I debated about adding stitching, embroidery, buttons or ribbons. I would get out my supplies, start playing and decide no.

It wasn’t until the day before I was to sent it that I realized it needed words. While I hate waiting until the last-minute I have discovered if I am patient for things to come together vs. forcing it, I am much happier with the results.

I have to admit this is a picture of the postcard that Nonnie shared on Twitter. I forgot to take one!

I checked both my phones (personal and work) and my camera. No picture. (Thank you Nonnie for sharing) 

The writing it hard to read, but they are, Summer Fun, Joy, Love, Happiness, Laughter, Warmth and Peace. My hopes for Nonnie’s summer.

What are your hopes for the summer?

Happy first day of summer on the Journey, Jackie

  • Jaye

    My hope for summer: rain (ha!) and little stress. I also like your words and will adopt those as well.

    • Jackie

      Thanks Jaye,

      I love it when people take the time to comment. I do hope you have a summer of little stress and a lot of fun.

      Jackie Berdych
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