It always seems to take me a day or 3 too get back in my routine after a trip but this time I seemed to adjust a little faster. It helped that I put everything away as soon as I got home Sunday so all I had left for Monday was a little laundry.
But the first thing I did Monday morning was get the kiln fired back up. I want all of these bottles done so I can get on with more fun things. Here's the collection so far. I took 3 more out this morning and have the last 4 in the kiln right now. So one task for the weekend is to get the glass table cleaned off and plan my first "real" projects.
The other thing that gets me back in a routine is to quilt some veterans quilts. This one was made by Julie. She did a king size quilt with these blocks and used the leftovers for this soothing quilt. I expect that she's over her "gray period" now.
Nancy was cleaning out her sewing room and found these beautiful blocks. There were just enough for a veterans quilts. I've found that the veterans quilts are the perfect size for orphan blocks and other abandoned UFO projects.
Today my primary objective is to make my Mother's Day card which I will not share until Monday. I'm already cutting it close to assume that she will even get it Saturday but, fortunately my Mom has never been a stickler for absolute dates. ....plus I just took her on a quilt adventure so that's gotta count for something!
Today's fabric offerings celebrate blue! I don't like the phrase "I've got the blues". I don't think of blue as sad. I think of it as peaceful, relaxing and expansive. Looking at a bright sky or vast ocean makes me stop , take a deep cleansing breath and enjoy the moment. I hope that's the feeling these blues bring to you and your next art project.
First up is a new Stash Pack.
I'm continuing to make more Stash Packs! These are so much fun to make and try to dream up great color and texture combinations. I love bright, happy blues reminiscent of tropical seas. That's what inspired this new Caribbean Stash Pack.
Each Stash Pack has 10 fat eighths of fabrics in a variety of color combinations and color texture. I love them for scrappy style quilts but I think most people use them for elements in art quilts. You can use them any way you want!
Each Stash Pack has 5 streaky fabrics and 5 mottled fabrics. Here are larger views of 6 of the fabrics. There are so many possibilities for fussy cutting applique or landscape elements.
Gradients Back in Stock
I've also gotten several Gradients back in stock this week. Each one is in keeping with the blue theme.
Fabric of the Week
Many of the Gradients have coordinating Shades Packs. This one is not only coordinated with the Midnight Gradient, it's named the same. The Midnight Shades Pack is 20% off through Sunday.
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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.