This week I have new Reflections fabrics for you. I focused on blues and golds because those are your favorites!. The original inspiration for these for water and sky fabrics. But in the photo at left you can see a quilt my friend, Marcy George, is doing. She's using a Reflections fabric as a calming presence with the African print fabrics. This is destined to be a baby quilt. I just love the dark blue Reflections blended with these African fabrics.
Reflections are sold as one yard cuts so that you can orient the fabric vertically or horizontally and have a full 36" square either way.
Fabric of the week
If the new Reflections don't meet your needs for your current project you might like the Awaken Gradient for a beautiful sunrise (or sunset) background. The Awaken Gradient is 20% off through Sunday.
If you followed my blog last week you would have read that my dyeing day Wednesday was a long 8 hours. That was a clue to what was coming this week. Long dyeing days almost always mean Shibori!
This week I have one new Stash Pack and 8 new half yard pieces. The Stash Pack has 8 fat eighths of Shibori pieces to give you the most variety to build your fabric stash. I'm really pleased with this particular batch because I worked hard to get some really new and unique color combinations.
How about a little Shibori inspiration? Check out these beautiful pieces. Click on any to see a full view image.
Top Row: Erica Prince and Marcy George
Bottom Row: Rachel Derstine and Patricia Caldwell
"Stars" were born a few years ago after getting several requests for larger cuts of fabric for bindings for art quilts. It took me a while but I finally got the hint that it was something that I needed to have in stock. Stars are 1 yard cuts of fabric in single colors. The fabrics are still beautifully textured but I consider them "calmer" than other fabrics and that makes them great for bindings and borders. They are also great backgrounds and that's why I try to keep several sky blue versions available. These nine are only some of the new ones in stock. Check them all out in the shop.
Fabric of the Week - Crystals are 20% off!
This summer was the first time on 2 years that I was able to make Crystals fabrics and there are still some beautiful ones left in stock. This week they are all 20% off through Friday! Use coupon code CRYSTAL20 at checkout for the discount to apply. These are great as whole cloth quilts or as a center medallion of a larger quilt. If you need I can dye fabrics to match for borders or binding.
Check out all the Crystals in the shop.
I love chocolate and am absolutely addicted to it. I don't think I've gone 1 day without chocolate in over 20 years. When a customer asked me if I would consider a gradient inspired by chocolate-covered cherries I was all in. How is it that I've haven't thought of this one in the last 12 years?
Introducing Chocolate Bonbon, the newest gradient in the collection! This one makes me hungry just looking at it. I don't know if it's going to inspire any great art but it might cause some weight gain if you aren't careful!
The pink was so pretty that I just had to make a Shades Pack to match. Of course, it's called Cherry.
Gradients Back In Stock
This week in the dye studio was all about gradients. In addition to the new Chocolate Bonbon, these gradients are back in stock.
Fabric of the Week
Here in Virginia we are welcoming some fabulous weather with the kick off of Autumn. In celebration, the Sugar Maple gradient is the fabric of the week and is 20% off through Sunday.
New Stash Pack!
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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.