Some of my favorite fabrics in the shop are the Galaxies. These are the most highly-textured fabrics that I carry and are made as part of my ice dyeing process. All of these are fabrics are 2 yards or more so they are perfect to be a feature fabric or border for a quilt.
This week they are on sale 20% off through Sunday!
Just use coupon code GALAXY20 to get your discount.
I just used one of these are a border for my sunprinted Maine quilt (left) and I picked another one (right) as the feature fabric for my next quilt that I'm cutting out this week. maybe a Galaxy is just what you need to build your next quilt around!
I'm late posting today because I had a lesson this morning followed by lunch with my cousin and some errands. But yesterday I did accomplish one thing after my dyeing session. I got the Maine quilt loaded and basted. I've been pondering how to quilt it with the default plan to be all-over leaves. The problem is that I do tend to quilt densely when left on my own and I want this to be a soft bed quilt. But just as I type this I remember that I have a nice big leave panto and I think I'll do that. So as soon as I finish typing here I'm going to put my audiobook on and get too it.
The other thing I'm working on is a little color matching for a customer. This is one of my favorite things to do. These two fabrics are not cotton so the color matching can't be perfect but hopefully this will be close enough for her purposes.
If you need a color matched I can work from a swatch of fabric, a paint swatch from the hardware store or a color you've painted on card stock. It's always best to work from a swatch of anything instead of a photograph. Color on the computer is sometimes not reliable. There's no extra charge from me for color matching. I love doing it.
Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to be listing lots of new Stars fabrics. Stars are one-of-a-kind one yard cuts of beautifully textured fabrics. To make room for the new ones the current inventory is on sale this week for 20% off! Sale ends Sunday but get your favorites before they are gone!
Just use coupon code FEBRUARY to get your discount.
Conveniently, our friends are heading home to England today and it's the same day that I needed to set up my booth at a hotel very near Dulles airport! They didn't have to be at the airport until 6 so I had some great help getting my booth set up this afternoon.
We left this morning with the car packed absolutely full. Honestly I was shocked that I got 3 people, out luggage and a booth full of fabric in the car but my little Subaru did great.
Here's my little booth mostly set up. We've already identified a couple of mods that I will do in the morning but their help made this a pretty painless process. (If the banner edges don't straighten overnight I can fix them tomorrow with some tape.)
Here are the gradients and crystals right out front where they belong!
There's a table on each side of the booth with Stash Packs, Shades and lots more fabrics. Fortunately this is a small conference so there's not likely to be big crowds at any time so although it's a little cramped I think there will be enough space to move around.
I'm happy to be here and have all of this set up. Now I can relax a bit!
There's no fabric of the week this week as I'm getting ready to leave for the Birds of a Feather conference tomorrow! This means that there's a modified shipping schedule for orders this week:
Orders placed after today (Tuesday) will be shipped Monday, February 12
Custom Orders (including most Shades Packs) will be shipped Monday, February 19
If you need something this week, like the brand new Red Alert Stash Pack, get your order in today!!
Visit me at Birds of a Feather!
If you are in the Northern Virginia area you can come to Birds of a Feather and shop without registering. Come by to visit me any afternoon (Thursday - Saturday) or Sunday Morning. The first 20 people to mention that they are a blog, Facebook or newsletter follower will get a small gift!
The fabric if the week is Gray Skies Gradient. If you want some for your stash get it before it sells out. Through Sunday (or while supplies last) this fabric is 25% off or $6.75/half yard.
Gray Skies is the fabric that Betsy Hughes used in her Lighthouse quilt and that Susan Bianchi used in Liberty Marches.
Black Gradient is back in stock too!
The fabric of the week this week is the Poppy Shades Pack and it's on sale 20% off through Sunday! Shades Packs are dyed when ordered so there's no limit to what you can buy. If you order multiple quantities it comes as one cut. For example, order 2 quantities for 1/2 yard cuts. Orders received by Wednesday morning (EST) will be shipped by January 29. Orders placed after Wednesday morning will be shipped February 5.
I know that reds and oranges can display off on computer displays so I'm including the color comparison chart for you to see. Poppy is a reddish-orange but it definitely more orange than red.
Reflections are now available by the yard!
It's my goal to give you want you need and after a few requests Reflections fabrics are now available by the yard!
Come shop in person at Birds of a Feather!
Birds of a Feather is a wonderful longarm quilting conference that I've been attending for a few years. This year I'm teaching and selling fabric! If you live near Northern Virginia and are looking for something fun to do in February come join me. There are some great classes being offered.
If you live in the area and just want to come to shop you can! No registration is required to shop with any of the vendors. I'll have lots of Shades Packs, Crystals, Stash Packs and Gradients that you can see in person.
The fabric if the week is Sunshine and Shadows Gradient. If you want some for your stash get it before it sells out. Through Sunday (or while supplies last) this fabric is 25% off or $6.75/half yard.
Sunshine and Shadows was developed from a custom dye order That Patricia Caldwell used to create Copper Trails . I loved the color combination and decided that it needed to be part of my shop gradient collection.
Gradients Back in Stock!
Three of your favorite gradients are back in stock this week!
Let's kick things off with the Fabric of the Week. This week it's the Denim Shades Pack and it's
on sale 20% off through Sunday! Shades Packs are dyed when ordered so there's no limit to what you can buy. If you order multiple quantities it comes as one cut. For example, order 2 quantities for 1/2 yard cuts. Orders received by Wednesday morning (EST) will be shipped by January 15. Orders placed after Wednesday morning will be shipped January 22.
I've added some great new Crystal Mandalas fabrics to the shop this week. I'm trying to dye some that are a bit more muted so that they will better show off your beautiful quilting.
Galaxies are fabrics that are more than a yard in length. The extra fabric yardage allows me to get greater texture on these pieces. They are great for borders and sashing in traditional quilts and are great backgrounds and landscape elements in art quilts.
The fabric if the week is Daybreak Gradient. If you want some for your stash get it before it sells out. Through Sunday (or while supplies last) this fabric is 25% off or $6.75/half yard.
Stars are one-yard pieces of one-of-a-kind hand dyed fabric and there are 5 beautiful new ones in the shop this week. That makes over 25 to choose from. These are great for backgrounds for art quilts or for times when you want something even more textured than the Shades Packs. Here are the new ones.
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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