I promised a new Stash Pack this week to a couple of customers but I didn't like 2 of the fabrics in the group so the new brown-themed Stash Pack will be revealed next week. Instead I have a new gradient for you!
My intention with the Amethyst gradient was just to get a pretty purple and I think I accomplished that. I wasn't thinking at all about art quilt backgrounds but I so want to see a midnight moon against this gradient for an eerie night scene.
Gradients are sold by the half hard but are cut as one continuous piece when you order multiple quantities.
Gradients Back in Stock
While cutting the next section of my Red Sunset quilt I had to "borrow" the rest of the Red Sunset gradient from the shop. I've restocked it for you this week.
For those of you who have been waiting a couple of months, Peacock is finally back in stock too!
Fabric of the Week
In celebration of fall weather finally arriving in Virginia, the Fabric of the Week is Pumpkin Patch. It's 20% off through Sunday.
This week is another week of focus on Gradients and the first one I have to share is this new one called Leafy. I wanted to design a green gradient that has lots of texture. Just one half yard of this would give you dozens of different color and texture combinations for applique foliage. It would also be a nice background for an art quilt or borders for a bright green full size quilt. I love using gradients for borders. Usually two lengths on each side is enough and bookmatching the pieces with either all light or all dark in the center makes a great effect for very little effort. You can see this effect on my Summer Sunset quilt. The gray-tone gradients below would also be wonderful for borders.
Back in Stock
Just in time for any Halloween-themed spooky projects, I've restocked the Black and San Francisco gradients.
Joanna Mack used the San Francisco Gradient in her art quilt Letting Go.
Gradient patterns run across the width of the fabric and are sold by the half yard. When ordering more than one quantity you will receive it as one uncut piece. For example, order a quantity of 3 and you receive a 1.5 yard cut, not 3 separate half yards.
While you are shopping don't forget to check out the Clearance section, new fabrics were added this week!
Getting back in the dye studio after a long absence is always interesting. Just a few weeks away and I seem to forget a few things. The first session back is always slower and requires much more thinking. So I focused on Gradients that needed restocking to get myself back in the groove. Here are 5 that are finally back in stock for you.
I just love dyeing Gradients. They are my go-to happy place. They look so awesome in the bins when they are wet and very dark. They look even cooler hanging to dry on my covered back porch like bright, colorful flags.
If you aren't familiar with the Gradients, they are sold by the half yard and the design runs across the width of the fabric. These are only 5 of almost 50 to choose from.
I promise to have some new designs soon but it was more important to get these popular ones back in the shop first.
Fabric of the Week
Since the focus is on Gradients this week and I feel Fall trying to break through, I'm featuring Campfire at the Fabric of the Week this week. Campfire is 20% off through Sunday.
I am not embarrassed to admit that I'm still in a bit of vacation mode in my mind so things are still moving at a slow pace around here. We got to spend part of Labor Day with friends and the rest was more laundry and getting back into some semblance of a routine. I think I'll be sorted by the end of the week.
But for today I wanted to do a quick post to tell you that the shop is back on the normal shipping and dyeing schedule and I have some new fabrics!
It's been a while but I was finally able to fit in some Reflections fabrics into the dyeing schedule. When I dye these I'm usually thinking of landscape elements but, of course, you can use them any way that you wish.
With the new group I have a gray brooding sky, a deept sunset or sunrise and a midnight sky or rippling water. There's also a green for some cool landscape effects of fields or tree reflections. That's what I see in these fabrics. What do you see?
It's my favorite time of year, getting ready for vacation and the annual Gradient sale!
Reminder: There will be no orders shipped between August 4 and September 5. Regular business will resume in September.
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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.