Basking in the sun
New Stash Pack
I'm going to the beach in a few weeks and I'm hoping for a lot of warm sunshine. It's a gamble to bet on March weather in the Southeast US but I thought that if I dyed some sunshine that I might manifest some lovely warm weather for my vacation. Do you think it will work?
If not, there's still some lovely new fabric in the shop for you! Sun Kissed is a new Stash Pack in shades of golds and yellows, all the warm colors of the sun. Not a fan of yellow? There are lots of other Stash Packs to choose from in the shop.
Every 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. The fabrics you receive will not look exactly like these but they will be these colors and general textures. I dye 2 yards of each fabric in the collection and the nature of dyeing fabric like this means that there's lots of variety over that 2 yards. Each fat eighth is a gem on it's own. There are so many possibilities for fussy cutting applique or landscape elements.
Chocolate Bonbon is Back!
Chocolate Bonbon was a my one-time gradients from a couple of years ago but it's now back by special request. As my blog readers know, I am taking an outstanding machine quilting class from Bethanne Nemesh. If you are a machine quilter (longarm or sit-down) and are looking for really good online classes check out her digital class offerings. I'm taking Blooming Botanicals right now and took Freehand Feathers over a year ago. I've learned more from her than any previous longarm instructor, online or in person. She offers a few on demand classes and one is called Sweet Tooth and she asked if I had a gradient that might work for it. Well there's nothing better for a Sweet Tooth than a Chocolate Bonbon so it's back in the shop for you and her students. You can see all of Bethanne's classes here.
Fabric of the Week
Let's get back to the important work of manifesting good beach karma by having the Helios Gradient on sale this week. This lovely warm gradient is perfect for sunrise/sunset backgrounds for your art quilts and it's 20% off through Sunday.
2/21/2023 07:31:17 am
The Sun Kissed fabrics are beautiful!
2/21/2023 07:45:38 pm
That Sunshine stash pack makes me smile.
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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.