Friday, August 1, 2008

Inchie Challenge

August theme: Summer Memories

Guidelines: The challenge is to create three "inchies" or fabric postcards (or any combination of the two as long as you end up with three pieces) each month based on that month's theme. The size dimensions are at the largest 3X5 and the smallest 1X1. You may use fabric and any type of embellishment that blows your skirt up. Your personal project should be kept under wraps until you post it on your blog or flickr sometime during the last five days of the month. Leave a comment on this post if you want to play, and when you post your challenge at the end of the month so everyone can link to you. Current participants are of course myself, Melissa, and Kathy.

Don't know what an inchie is or need ideas? (also called ATCs - Artist Trading Cards) check out this great group on flickr with lots of pictures.

For more ideas see:

http://www.sewfunpatterns.com/inchies.html

http://arleebarr.squarespace.com/tutorialstechniquesprojects/2008/2/5/making-fabric-atcs-and-postcards-arlee-style.html

And a fantastic book for ideas is Creative Quilting - The Journal Quilt Project by Karey Bresenhan

Now join in and go be creative!

5 comments:

MelissaS said...

Natch I'm in!

arlee said...

Thanks for the link, Kate! Inchies *aren't* the same as ATCS actually :} You can make them the same way, but ATCs are 2andahalf inches by 3andahalf inches.

quiltu said...

Are you going to post my pictures since I don't have a blog?
the Mom (Kathy)

David said...

Hi Kate,

I would have posted the same as Arlee regarding the dimensions of artist trading cards, had she not done so. You can find out more about these in general, and fabric artist trading cards in particular, on my site.

Quiltin' Jenny said...

These are too cute.

I'm in.