I enjoy sending quilted postcards to friends and relatives for special occasions. My sister Irene got me started making them a few years ago by participating in an internet swap group. Since then I just make them for friends and family. Recently I came across www.scrapbooksetc.com and like several of their free scrapbook paper-piecing ideas to use as appliqués on quilted postcards. The bee is one of those. The post office has gotten more particular about mailing them so I am careful not to add very much 3 dimensional.
If you have not made any, I hope you will think about trying some. They must be 4 by 6". I use Peltex for the structure with a layer of scrap batting on top. I place the top fabric on the batting and do the applique stitching and quilting. Then I add muslin to the back with fusible web and sew the edge with satin stitch or ribbon for binding. Leah has a good tutorial on making fabric postcards at quilteddelights.blogspot.com. Have fun and your friends and family can enjoy your work.