Chris Hammacott in this month's British Patchwork and Quilting magazine about texture in patchwork, very interesting.
Here's a quick "how I did it" in photos:
Mark the design on the background fabric in pencil
Mark the lines with a Hera marker onto the fabric to be applied (below the background)
Cut just beyond the marked lines
Position the pieces and attach with fabric glue or bondaweb
Pin bias tape into place around the awkward bits and iron into position
Add the rest of the bias tape, iron to hold and then stitch it all in place
(preferably while sitting outside in the sunshine as I was able to)
I backed the cards with calico and pelmet vilene,
cut them to size
and machine buttonhole stitched around the outside.
I couldn't manage the Hebrew text from the window
so added the words "Alleluia" in Pigma pen and
voila!I've been alternating making these cards with short sessions in the garden today. It's been so glorious and the weeds seem to be growing at a massive rate. I sat and pulled the weeds and moss out of the cracks in the patio and then DH and I had lunch - including yummy asparagus and herbs from the garden -outside on a very tidy patio and admired our work, bliss. I hope you've all had a good weekend too.