How's this for a Grand Finale? The winner of today's drawing will get to pick whatever fabric they want from the shop!
Don't miss the chance to enter this one and find out if you are a winner when I post all of the winners May 29!
Giveaway Week is winding down but I'm saving the best for last! These are my famous "waste fabrics" and are always the most popular fabrics in my giveaway. They are 6 - 8" wide strips the full width of fabric. I call them waste fabrics because they are used in the process of dyeing gradients. I used only "waste" fabrics in my Catena quilt.
Enter below for a chance to win these fabrics. The winner will be announced May 29.
I hope you are enjoying the Celebrate Summer Giveaway prizes and are entering every day!
Today's prize needs a little explanation. When I ice dye the Crystal mandalas I put a piece of fabric in the bottom of the bin to catch the runoff dye. The results are some of the Galaxy fabrics. I absolutely LOVE these fabrics. The texture is so unique and it's one of these fabrics that I'm using in my Antelope Canyon quilt.
The fabric for today's giveaway is actually a bolt end of 108" wide fabric. It wasn't wide enough to be a quilt back so one day I used it in the bottom of one of the ice dyeing bins and got a great result! This photo is only about 1/3 of the whole piece. It's over a yard in length and 108" wide.
If you like it enter below! The winner will be announced May 29.
Welcome to the third day of our Celebrate Summer Giveaway! Today is the last batch of themed fabric. Today's fabrics are all loosely categorized as "earth" fabrics. They have lots of texture and a variety of greens, browns and other earthy colors.
If these appeal to you enter the contest below. The winner will be announced May 29.
Welcome back for the second day of our Celebrate Summer Giveaway!
Today I have even more hand dyed scraps. These are mostly bolt ends of fabrics that were dyed with leftover dyes at the end of my dye sessions. They have some really interesting color combinations and lots of texture. Most are long strips and this collection are mostly cool colors of greens, blues and purples.
Enter in the Rafflecopter box below. Winners will be announced May 29.
All of the giveaways this week are fabric. Today I'm starting off with a collection of fabrics in warm colors. Some of these are scraps from my own projects but most are strips of bolt ends that I dye with leftover dyes at the end of my dyeing sessions. Enter using the Rafflecopter block below.
(If there are any problems with the giveaway box any day leave a message on the post. I'll get an email and will look into it.)
You know how I love working with the leftover fabrics from my own quilts so I was thrilled to see that Patricia Caldwell loves the leftovers too! This is a small quilt that she made with the leftovers of her Copper Canyon #2 quilt that I shared last week. This is made with the Nightfall Gradient.
If you have made anything with my hand dyed fabric I hope you will consider sharing it in the Customer Gallery. In appreciation you will receive a 20% shop coupon that's good for 3 months!
This week's dyeing focused on some new Stash Packs for the shop and for the AQS show in October. I got this set done yesterday and have another for today.
Not particularity interesting but it's what's going on around here at the moment!
But next week is going to be a lot more fun because there will be a giveaway here on the blog every day! Don't forget to stop by and enter every day, Monday - Saturday.
Meanwhile, the shop is going to be quiet and I will not be shipping orders. Regular shipping will resume May 29 if I can tear myself away from the beach.
One more done! Only 2 corners to go. I am starting to get seriously nervous about what I will do next. I will have to have another project ready before football season starts in August.
Who am I kidding? I need to have something else ready before I put the last stitch into this one. It will be too stressful not to have something else to work on by my TV chair. If my hands aren't buys sewing they will be busy shoving food (that I don't need) in my mouth. Time to get to some serious thinking and planning.
Meanwhile the new Eastern Bluebird family is doing great! All 5 hatched and look healthy.
Last weekend was sewing weekend with Country School Quilters. I look forward to it every month. We go to our meeting place and are able to set up our machines for 2 days. Sometimes there's more talking than sewing but it's a good time regardless. This time Mom went with and we had a fun time chatting and sewing with everyone. We only got a few hours in each day but I made some good progress on Antelope Canyon.
I pulled it out this morning to cut the gradient for the borders and see how it looks so far. I'm going to pack this to take on vacation in case we have any bad weather days next week. This is the layout that I planned for the quilt and I'd align the gradient with the blue in the quilt and gradient adjacent....like I'm trying to show in the bottom of the photo.
I love this gradient and may make a modified version for the shop. I love how it looks with the quilt too. This pattern finished at 74" square which, in my humble opinion, is useless for a queen size bed. I need this one to drape over the edge to cover the sheets and mattress. Gradient borders was the answer.
Just for grins I rotated the blocks and borders to see how this layout would work and I love the effect of the gradient on the edge. Of course that might be different once the blocks are full size. After I get them done I'll lay it out again and see what I like best.
It would be really cool to finish this next week. It's absolutely doable. There are only a few more rounds on each block and the borders are basically slabs. It all depends on whether I find a good book (a real paper book) to read next week. Last year I read The Gene and couldn't put it down. Plus it was about 900 pages. I haven't picked a book for this year so if you have a good non-fiction recommendation I'd love to hear it.
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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