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?
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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!
Oooh, look what I have for you this weekend! Winter Fields is the latest landscape quilt from Joanna Mack, aka The Snarky Quilter. Joanna created Winter Fields based on photos she took at Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia. She is one quilt for each season. She used Groundhog Day for the sky, a Pebbles and Rocks Stash pack with other commercial and hand dyed fabrics. She free motion quilted it, and accentuated the clouds with Paintstick. She used Groundhog Day just as I envisioned it for a winter sky.
You can see more detail photos in this post on her blog.
Jan Underwood has made a quilt that I've been thinking about doing. She used the Black Gradient with another fabric in a bargello pattern. I love how the organic pattern in the gradient creates more subtle value changes in the gray and black areas so that the color section really pops out. She ordered more of the black gradient so I hope we will be treated to another of these gradient bargello quilts!
As I said last week, I'm really lucky that Patricia Caldwell is getting ready for a gallery exhibit in September! This piece is called Movement and it's special to me because she cut up a Crystal!
Here's what the original fabric looked like and I think she brilliantly combined it with batiks and other fabrics. You can see more of her work and detail shots of this piece on her Facebook page. Aside from dense quilting she also couched hand dyed yards and added Jasper and Tiger Eye gemstones.
Could there be anything better for me than an artist working on an exhibit deadline? I don't think so!
Patricia Caldwell is staying very busy and surprises me weekly with more of her stunning artistry. This one uses the Jenny Lake gradient as her background. Check out her Facebook page for lots of great detail shots and to see her current work.
It's the last day of the Gradient Sale! Have you gotten the gradients that you "need" yet? What better way to end the sale than to share a very unique customer product using gradients!
Katelyn Morley is the proprietor of Dandy Dog Designs and she makes and sells adorable dog collars. I was excited to see that she used some of my fabrics for them!
These use the Morning Glory gradient.
These use the Summer Sunset Gradient.
These use the Thrive Gradient. Aren't they all cute?
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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