Posted by: maureenc | January 5, 2016

The falling leaves drift by my window…………..

The falling leaves of red and gold!

My first six fabric postcards made in 2016, and hopefully my last!

After some ten or eleven years of making and swapping fabric postcards, I’m ready to move on.

These cards were my final commitment to Round 23 of Postmark’dArt, and the theme was AUTUMN.

Since my late teens, when I lived in Perth, Western Australia, where we actually had autumn colours (NOT like sub-tropical south-east Queensland!) my favourite song has been Autumn leaves.

To set the scene of leaves of red and gold, I went into my photo albums of 2009, when I spent a month savouring the Autumn colours of Japan. The background fabric was printed from a scan of photos taken in Takayama, and the free standing leaves were printed from scans of dried maple leaves from the same time.

Initially I set the leaves behind bridal tulle, but that did not give the effect of glass in a window, so then I added clear template plastic.2-Scan-001 I used black ” stained glass “adhesive bias tape to form the window frames.

"The falling leaves drift by my window"

“The falling leaves drift by my window”

5-Scan-006 In two other cards, I introduced broderie anglaise edging to represent curtains draped around the upper edges.


Finally there was a card that featured a piece of fabric I printed a few years back. It also had a Hakea leaf as a feature point. The colour of the leaf is not a natural colour for the species, but a commercially dyed leaf.


  1. Awww, Maureen, I am so sad you are dropping out of the postcard trade. I will miss you. Your Autumn leaves are beautiful.

  2. They’re beautiful Maureen 🍁

  3. Kay! I have a need to return to CQ and BDE.and I find that the time table of completing swaps does not allow time to enjoy hand work. Having said that, I’ll probably squeeze in a card or two coz I’m just a girl who caint say NO! Big smile.

  4. TY Gilly! I did like your post on circles and the Devonshire Regiment!
    A pretty neat “badge.

  5. Your CQ work is beautiful, Maureen. Time to do just what you want, I think. Maybe you will occasionally join us in Be Creatively – just when you feel like it.

  6. I’m in awe of your beautiful postcards and have back tracked to more. What a delight to the eyes.

  7. Great job, as usual Maureen. Postmark’d Art will miss you. xo

  8. beautiful, I probably will not be making postcards in the near future. Have a stack of UFO’s to complete, and that is my goal, along with a ton of other things. Please lets keep in touch.. I think of you often Down Under.. hugs, v

  9. I really appreciate this

  10. These are lovely, Maureen. I guess you saved the best for the last. On to some new project!


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