Bright flowers for a rainy weekend
I know that we are very lucky in the Richmond area that the only impact we had from Florence is gloomy rain and gloomy rain has pretty much defined the past 3 days. I had to get some bright color in my day so I made more flowers for my AQS booth.
I'm trying to make a fabric of a sample of each kind of fabric that I'm going to be selling. This is my shibori flower. The other small flowers that I made have 10 petals but I wanted fewer, but bigger, petals to show off the fabric better. I'm showing all of them flat but when they are hung in the booth the petals will be shaped so they will look a lot better.
The next one was a challenge. I wanted to make a flower to show off the Black Shades pack but I knew that the darkest petals would disappear against the dark backdrop. I had a couple of fat quarters of a pinkish red (I know it shows true red here but it's a very pink red) and decided to line the gray petals. I really love the effect.
This is another Crystal mandala but it was a fat quarter sized one. I had folded this small one and added it to the tray in my last dyeing session. I didn't make it for any specific purpose but I'm glad I had it. It turned into a pretty flower.
Next up was to make a flower from a Gradient. Since I use the Sundance gradient as my logo background I wanted to make a flower from the same gradient. Every part of this flower is from one fabric! I think It's going to look really cool once I shape the petals. The 6 petals in the center will curl in toward the center and the will allow more of the orange at the base of the petals to show.
Next I have to decide how to show off the Shades Packs. that might be a little trickier.
I'm hoping all of this rain moves out by tomorrow because I really need to do some ice dyeing Wednesday and that needs to be a outside activity. At the moment the forecast is for 85 and sunny so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Tina in NJ
9/17/2018 12:20:23 pm
Wow! These flowers are wonderful! I especially like the Black Shades and pink one, but the Sundance flower is also cool. They’re all fabulous and should attract a lot of attention at the show. I wouldn’t be surprised if several people try to buy the flowers rather than the fabric!
9/17/2018 12:22:52 pm
I agree with Tina, the customers are going to want to buy the flowers......or directions on how to make them. But I bet you will sell a lot of fabric too!
9/17/2018 04:21:05 pm
Vicki, your flowers look fantastic out of your hand dyed fabrics. You should have the best looking and organized booth at the show. Please post booth photos for those of us who aren't able to make it. Have fun and enjoy your quilt show experience.
9/17/2018 06:06:04 pm
Glad that all you got from that storm was some rain - so many others haven't been so lucky, at least by what we're hearing here on the news. I am thinking that the moving van will have to be a big one to accommodate all those amazing flowers! (and I'm with the others in thinking you should sell the pattern for the flowers).
9/18/2018 07:17:20 am
I know you will be crazy busy setting up your booth and selling fabric like mad, but you have to take at least one picture so we can see the flowers once they are all in place. I bet your booth will be fabulous!
9/18/2018 08:19:34 am
I agree that people may want the instructions for the flowers. Could you print a leaflet with the instructions (and perhaps have a template with it) for a small price or free with an $xx purchase? The risk is getting "stuck" with a lot of instructional leaflets.
9/18/2018 08:28:16 am
Oh, your booth is going to be so lovely. Wish that I could see it in person.
9/18/2018 09:16:26 am
What a fabulous booth you are going to have Vicki and look forward to seeing pictures of it before too many people congregate in front of it. The pinkish red and black one is stunning, giving it the look of suede fabric, and the Sundance fabric flower is a standout. I think you are going to be a very busy lady, sell lots of fabric and need another vacation by the time you get home. lol
9/18/2018 01:02:27 pm
Love the crystal mandala flower and sundance - they are both stunning.
9/18/2018 10:03:53 pm
Those flowers are genius, a real show stopper. Good luck in your first venture into the big time shows.
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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.