The background fabric here is white with some hints of cream. I used metallic white thread for the leaves of the sunflower — though you cannot tell that from this photograph. And the beads are pearl finish, so they have a sparkle as well.
The background fabric is fused to fast2fuse™, always my first choice for fabric postcards. This product is a heavy-weight pellon with fusible web on both sides. It cuts and stitches easily, has a great body which holds up to the US Postal Service and the fusible web makes it very convenient to use. The quilting thread is 12-weight cotton. I’m happy with the nice body it gives the design. The piece is 5″ x 7″ now and will be trimmed to 4″ x 6″ to finish it. I have some lovely white satin cord but I’m also toying with stitching on a traditional fabric binding. The final finishing decision won’t be made until I’m ready to apply the address side of the postcard.
White on white is tricky to photograph. I tried quite a few times and used 2 cameras, but the images were not satisfactory at all. I finally scanned the piece and, while this image is not completely true, it is closer to reality than my cameras allowed. The lessons just keep coming!
I’m eager to start work on a third design I have in mind for this white-on-white theme. Stay tuned. See the first white-on-white design I worked on here.