It's been a while since I've done a blog giveaway and there's no better time than now. Thanksgiving Week is the best time that I can think of to thank my customers and followers with 6 days of great giveaways! Check in each day next week for a different giveaway. Don't worry if you are (wisely) taking the week off from the internet to be with real people. The giveaways will be open through Tuesday, December 28.
Sometimes my giveaways include scrap bags and that's exactly what Sharon used to make the 2 quilts she shared today. This one is called Brilliant Clusters and a block pattern by Upstairs Hobby Room presented in her 2016 One Block Wonders quilt along. There red, orange, and brown are from the scrap bag.
The ocean theme quilt is her own design using Cheryl Lynch's Curvalicious ruler for cutting the curves. The Seahorses are from Connie Kresin Campbell's Coastal Seahorses pattern. The octopus and seahorse fabrics are from the scrap bag.
Be sure that you enter the giveaways next week to get some great hand dyed fabrics of your own!
This week we have another new quilt from Patricia Caldwell. It's 25 little quiltlets sewn together with copper rings. If you check out her Facebook page and scroll back to mid-October and earlier, you will see lots of detail shots of this quilt in process.
Patricia's piece was created with a custom gradient but I loved the end result and decided to add Sunshine and Shadows to the shop.
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!
Patricia Caldwell is back this week with another beautiful art quilt. I love how effectively she combines hand dyed and batik fabrics. For this one she used the Nightfall Gradient.
This gives me a great opportunity to share Vibrational Symmetry again. This is another quilt that Patricia made with the Nightfall Gradient last year.
If yo 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!
Lauren Furey is a textile artist from Newport News, VA. She started as a art quilter but now specializes in ministers' stoles. She custom makes them for customers from all over the USA. She combines hand dyed fabrics with batiks and other special fabrics and fibers for truly special stoles.
If you have made anything with my fabric please consider sharing it in the customer gallery. There's no requirement for your project to contain ONLY my hand dyed fabric. It just needs to include it and the project needs to be complete. As appreciation you will receive a 20% discount that's good for 3 months!
Mari made this for a quilt along called Intricate Stitches that she hosted on her blog. You might know Mari as The Academic Quilter. The blocks are intricate traditional blocks, each made in the colors issued by Angela of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. For 2 years I offered color packs to go along with the RSC colors and that's what Mari used in this quilt. She also purchased a few Stash Packs to supplement the fabric as she went along. (The green in the center star is one of these.) The sashing and frames are Kona cottons. Here's the post on her blog about this bright and happy quilt.
If you have made anything with Colorways fabric please consider sharing it in the Customer Gallery. In return you will receive a 20% coupon code that's good for 3 months!
How about something a little different today?
Becky Brown is one of my local friends and is a member of Country School Quilters. She is known for her exquisite hand applique and hand quilting. If you participate in Barbara Brackman's block programs you will recognize Becky and will see this as being out of character!
Periodically our quilt club has challenge programs and Becky always steps way out of her box for the challenges. This piece was made for one of the recent challenges. She started by appliqueing the daylily with the intention of quilting it but then she went off the reservation and mounted it on a stretcher frame. I think it was a great decision!
The real surprise here is that every piece of fabric on this came from one piece of the Coleus Gradient! How cool is that?
If you have ever made anything with my fabric I hope you will consider sharing it on the Customer Gallery. In return you will receive a 20% coupon for the shop.
Today's gem comes from Rene Iannarelli. Rene is a master of this style of art quilt. You will want to go to the Customer gallery and check out her other work.
Low Tide was inspired by Boca Chica beack in Brownsville, TX. At low tide you can see pilings, shells and rocks. She primarily used the Beach Walk gradient in this piece and added bleached palm tree bark for the grasses.
If you have made anything using my hand dyed fabric I hope you will consider sharing it in the Customer Gallery. In return you will receive a 20% discount coupon that's good for 3 months.
This week's gem comes from Martha Giles. Martha picked one of the Shades Packs and had me make a custom gradient for her. I do that quite often for customers. With a custom gradient you can have it in 3 - 7 shades, whatever you need. In this case she didn't want the 2 darkest greens. We started with a middle shade and then added 3 lighter shades to get the perfect green that she was after. It made a perfect background for her beautiful applique flowers.
If you have made anything with my fabric pleas consider sharing it in the Customer Gallery. In return you will receive a 20% discount code that's good for 3 months!
Oh yes, you know that I do love a great scrap quilt and I have a fantastic one to share today!
Pat made this quilt a few years ago using Color Wheel Stash packs and, like most of us, she hoards her scraps. Now she's turned all those scraps into a great crumb block quilt.
If you go check out the detail shots on her blog you can also see the beautiful green hand dyed fabric that she bought for the backing. Pattilou is always quilting something so you will want to check her blog out for lots of fun and inspiring quilts.
You can check out dozens of other customer projects in the Customer Gallery. If you have made anything with my hand dyed fabrics please consider sharing it in the gallery. In return you will receive a 20% discount that's good on anything in the shop and it lasts 3 moths!
I'm in the home stretch on my Paula quilts. I'm sewing the bindings now and only have the sleeves and labels left to do! I might be back to my normal routine by Monday!
Patricia Caldwell is back this week with 2 great new pieces. You can always check out her Facebook page where she shared details of of her art pieces in process.
Sunrise Silhouette at Devil's Bridge is made using a custom gradient.
In this detail shot you can see how she uses thread color and stitch pattern to bring her pieces to life.
Chrysocalla Tree is made using an ice dyed Crystal fabric.
Patricia adds beads to a lot of her work and with this one introduced copper wire wrapping. The tree was added after the quilting was done. There's a short of video of this one in progress on her Facebook page.
Do you have a project that you have made with my hand dyed fabric? Please consider submitting it to the Customer Gallery. In return you will receive a 20% discount that's good for 3 months!
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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