|The completed piece.|
|Assembling the postcard on the base.|
Why free machine? Because I find automatic zig zag boring; I can vary the width and positioning of each stitch as I please when free machining. I used variegated thread deliberately; I wanted the colour to vary, to make the stitch a feature. Of course, other than keeping the fabric attached to the backing, the stitch plays no useful purpose; these fabrics don't fray, so there is no real need for stitch. I could have simply fused the fabric onto the base, but I like the link with Crazy Quilting that the stitch suggests. So... Crazy Quilting Goes Modern! You could, of course, embellish madly. If you want a postcard finish on the back, fuse the piece onto Lutradur XL, and stitch discretely round the edges in either straight or zigzag stitch.
Postcard complete...ta dah!