It's the last day of giveaway week and you know what that means - it's the "Waste Fabrics"! For those of you who don't know about these treasures, waste fabrics are a by-product of my Gradient dyeing. These fabrics are my personal stash and I only share them during giveaway weeks. They are the fabrics that I used in the puppy quilt. Each one is about 7" wide and 40" long.
Last year I did use some for giveaways in my booth at the AQS show. My Mom kindly tied them into these cute rolls and I've yet to untie them. The winner of this prize will get the fun of untying then and I'll fit as many in the package as I can!
Enter below to win. All giveaways close September 1 and the winners will be announced September 3. Thank you for playing along with me this week.
Today's giveaway is actually a hand dyed backing remnant dyed a beautiful mottled blue. The fabric is 40" x 104" so it's almost 3 yards in total. Of course you don't have to use it as a backing, use int however you wish!
If you like this fabric, enter below to win it. All of the daily contests end September 1. Winners will be announced September 3.
We're 4 days into Giveaway Week and today's prize is 3 fabrics from my personal stash. The bright orange is a yard, the rust piece is a yard and a quarter and the blue is more than a yard and a half. That's almost 4 yards of hand dyed fabric to add to your stash!
Enter below and be sure to enter all of the drawings by September 1. The winner will be announced September 3.
Here we go again with another "mistake". This was a custom order and I mixed the wrong green! I do love the resulting green but it wasn't what the customer wanted. There's 3/4 yard of each shade for a total of 3 yards!
If you like this green enter below (by September 1) for your chance to win. The winner will be announced September 3.
Sometimes I dye fabric for the shop and it doesn't turn out quite right and that's the case with this Reflections fabric. It's a 2 yard piece and I was almost distraught when I made a big mistake with it.
Arrrrgh! I got a few blue splatters on it while it was batching! I can't sell that fabric.....but I can give it away. It's a perfectly goo piece of fabric but it has a few of these spots on it. But with 2 yards to work with you can easily cut around these.
Enter the giveaway below. The winner will be announced September 3.
We're in for a fun week! It was time for me to clear out my fabric cupboards a bit and you get the fruits of my labors. Every day this week there's a new giveaway and the more ways you engage with Colorways By Vicki, the more opportunities you have to win. Customers get bonus entries!
Today I'm kicking off with a scrap bag of my own hand dyed scraps. Many of these fabrics are leftover from my Lost My Marbles quilt and the puppies quilt plus whatever else I find to add to the package.
Enter by Sunday, September 1. Winners will be announced September 3.
Yay! It's done! I got the 4th side border on and added a 3" blue final border. Those 2 solid blue borders really made the difference in helping the proportion of the zig zag border. Ont he bed the dark border will be hanging off the edge. I have no idea how I'm going to quilt this but I hope to get it done by the end of October.
Happy weekend everybody and be sure to come back Monday for Giveaway week!
Yesterday between border sewing sessions I decided to look around for something to sew after the dog quilt is done. It's not difficult to find something new to sew! I have loads or projects that I want to do but I also still have over a dozen projects on the UFO list. I looked at a couple of see if I might be able to do something fast with them to get them done. Plus I want to grout the mosaics and start my Spirograph floor cloths in September so I need a couple of quick and easy sewing projects. Here's what I came up with.
It's been a couple of years since I've done any sunprinting and one reason is that I still have a stash of sunprinted fabrics. This is one of those stashes. I sunprinted these in an autumnal color palette because I intended to make a wall hanging with them. But I'm in quilt mode, not wall art mode so it's time to do something else with them.
I had set aside these fabrics to put with them so I think I'm feeling a couple of autumnal veterans quilts. I'll need to wash the sun prints to get out the excess paint and soften them up but I think I can make at least 1 nice veterans quilt with them. Maybe 2!
These blocks are the blocks I made when learning to applique. I never really had a plan for them and they've just been sitting in a basket for years. It's time to use them for SOMETHING. These aren't tight for a veterans quilt. But they will be great for placemats and placemats make great Christmas gifts.
I had this stack of fabrics with them. These are the fabrics I pulled my applique fabrics from. I think I envision the blocks set in a bright checkerboard frame. The blocks are different sizes so I can use the checkerboard to get each piece to the right size. I'll ponder it more until I start on them in September.
But at least I have some things to work on when the puppy quilt is done....probably tomorrow!
Every once in a while a quilt comes along that is so much fun to make that you just can't stop. This quilt is one of those. I'm having the best time working on it and I'm going to miss it when it's done.
It's soooo close now!
Remember last month when I went through the Drawer of Magical Things to find something to make Mom's birthday card? Well, like you, I have more than a drawer of magical things. During a border sewing break I decided to look through a bin that hasn't been opened in years to see if there was anything magical in there.
We'll just call it the Bin of Magical Things! It has a lot of my old embroider stuff in it and I did find some magic.
These are some little cross-stitch flowers that I stitched AGES ago. These are going to turn into 6 quick and cute postcards.
But here's some serious magic. I used to do a lot of Hardanger embroidery. I really love the look of Hardanger and I enjoyed that style of stitching. I made at least 10 of these with the intention of making ornaments for gifts but I never did it. I think these will be my first Christmas postcard designs for this season!
It's possible that my Mom or someone else made these but they are going to be 2 new Christmas postcards too.
In the 60's and 70's Mom made a set of 6 of these chair covers. They covered the dining room chairs for years and years.
I turned 4 of them into pillows for the guest house bed and another into a rocking chair pad. I'm not sure what I'll do with this last one but it's probably not safe from becoming a future postcard.
I also found this cross stitch kit still in the bag. If anyone wants it please let me know. I'm certain that I'll never stitch it.
There's lots of stuff left in the BOMT but It's cool to have found a way to use some of the magic.
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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.