Before I share the new Stash Packs I want to mention that I will not be dyeing next week. If you need anything custom dyed (including Shades Packs) get your orders in today! Otherwise it will not be dyed until May 10.
Today I can show you where some of my dyeing inspiration is coming from. Things are very green around here lately as you can see in this photo of visitors that we had this weekend. We know that gees nest in the river behind our house but we don't see them visiting the pond every year. These chicks obviously just hatched and it was fun to watch them swimming around in the pond.
I've got 2 new Stash Packs this week. My green Stash Packs are the most popular so this time I decided to create 2 of them: Spring Greens and Autumn Greens. These will give you a very wide variety of greens for your landscape quilts.
Spring Greens are the bright greens of new foliage.
Autumn Greens has the lovely deep and golden greens at the end of the season. You can see these and all of the other Stash Packs in the shop.
You might recognize the name from a previous Gradient. I felt it was time to update the pattern and I am thrilled with the new version of Morning Glory. This one is a little lighter and a little pinker than the last version. I hope you will like it too!
Also back in stock this week is Sea and Sky. I used this gradient as the background for both of the quilts below.
Thank you for all of the lovely comments and feedback on my Great Wall. It was a lot of work to get all of the photos edited and the page written but someday I'll have to move from this house and I wanted a good record of the wall. Now I'm on to starting another section. But for today I'm back to dyeing and I have 2 new Stash Packs to share.
I love the Stash Packs. They are the most fun to dye (although the least fun to iron and pack) and they offer endless possibilities for our projects. They are great in scrap quilts like my Rainbow Quilt and also great for landscape art quilters who need lots of variety but not large pieces.
That's all for this week but I'm in the dye studio today working on more new fabrics.
I designed this gradient for a quilt Mom and I are making for a wedding gift. It's inspired by my Grandmother's iris garden. I liked it so much that I decided that I want to have it in the shop. I'm calling it Misty Morning.
Tadpole is a new 2-yard piece in minty green with lots of color texture throughout.
There are several gradients back in stock.
I have a surprise this week of more Crystal fabrics! Some will make great stand alone tapestries and some have some wonderful negative space for people who want to add a a strong quilting element. All of theme are about 38" square. Here are 5 but you can see them all in the shop.
I had a great week of dyeing last week and have lots of new things in the shop today.
I know that the pale neutrals aren't the most exciting fabrics in the world but it is the value changes that can make or break a quilt. This is a nice collection of light value fabrics in a wide variety of colors. Sometimes you just need a little to finish off your art quilt and these fat eights will give you a little bit of 10 light value fabrics.
I have a lot of Shades Pack options but I didn't have the grayed green that a customer recently needed. I've rectified that with this lovely soft mossy green that I'm calling Juniper.
It's been a while since I had time to dye some shibori pieces but I fixed that last week too. This photo is just a hint at the new colors. You can check them all out in the shop.
This week I've got 3 of your favorite gradients back in stock!
Meadow Sunrise has a beautiful Spring blue sky with just the hint of sunrise over a green meadow. Candace West made a beautiful quilt, learn and Grow with this gradient. She fussy cut the gradient to remove some of the green and let the flowers shine against the blue sky.
Sally Papin made this beautiful heron quilt using the Abundance gradient. Just one half yard of fabric and she was saved hours of stitching for a custom background.
Under the Sea is also back. It's the perfect backdrop for a fanciful under water scene or cut it up for a wide variety of blues and purples for your next project.
I just love making these fabrics and I'm always tempted to keep all of them.
I have absolutely no control over how they turn out. I fold them, cover them with ice and then sprinkle the dye powders in random patterns. Even when I think I'm "planning" color I'm always surprised. Fabrics like the 3 above are the ones that I think are ideal for lots of custom quilting. There are some "flat" spaces where quilting would really show off.
Then there are other like these three that can be quilted or not quilted. They have enough design detail to stand on their own as a tapestry. If you are stuck for ideas for what to do with them check the Customer Gallery to to see how Patricia Caldwell uses them. To see all 12 new Crystals just visit the shop.
Galaxy fabrics are one of a kind fabrics that are larger than a yard. They have unique texture and color combinations. Check them all out in the shop. Here are some new ones.
This is a big day for me. It means that I'm starting to dig myself out of the giant list of things I need to catch up on. I have a 2 foot stack of fabric that needs to be ironed and listed. These fabrics didn't shrink the pile much but it's a start.
First up is a new set of Pebbles and Rocks fabrics in a Stash Pack. This one is for all of you art quilters. The pack contains 10 fat eighths, one of each fabric in the photo. You are seeing abut a 2" wide strip of each fabric to give you an idea of the color and texture variation in the pack.
Next up are new one yard cuts. I call these Stars. Most of my fabrics are smaller cuts but sometimes you need a little more. That's what the stars are for and here are 3 new ones.
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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