Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Clay's 2019 Birthday Card

Last year I made my Grand son a birthday card using pieces of fabrics from my Dad, his Great Grand Father's shirts.  This year the tradition continued with my Mother's garments, but still a memorial thought of my Dad and his garden.

   He enjoyed spiking up his garden with beautiful sunflowers for the seeds.  He also started a fruit tree orchard just in time to reap their harvest a few times.  Something to keep my Mother busy canning and freezing.

Tuesday Tutorial
 This past spring before my surgeries, 
I had chosen some of Mother's clothes to make the next memory quilts.
I cut pieces from them I knew wouldn't be used for the quilts.
For example, the collars and pocket areas.
 It doesn't take much to make a card.

 Template for work area is from paper.
 My work is done free hand.
No pattern was used here.

A tap of stick glue was used under pedals instead of pens to hold in place while sewing.
Glue is used where the needle will not go.
To stitch the circle, stitch length was shortened to 1.5.

 Followed line of stitching.
Moved needle slightly to left to stitch to card front.


  1. This is GORGEOUS! My grandma used to make us cards. I was too little to know to save them as I was only 5 or 6 years old. I do have ONE and it is near and dear to my heart. What a fun keepsake!

  2. What a great project Joy - perfect way to create a memory and nice that it's small and can be tucked away, perhaps in a special book. Nowhere is it written that bookmarks have to be long and narrow!!


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