I love Stash Packs! While I'm not an art quilter, I am a scrap quilter so a pack of fat eighths really feeds my soul. It's the textures of 2 Stash Pack fabrics that are going to make this Hunter's Star quilt sparkle. I used one pack of Crossroads and a pack of browns that's out of stock. I couldn't let the most popular color theme of Stash Packs stay out of stock though. I have a new pack for you this week.
Good Earth Stash Pack
Good Earth has 10 beautiful, rich and very textured shades of brown. These are great for landscape quilts or even traditional quilts, like I'm doing. Here are a few other quilts made with Stash Packs.
Marcy George used Stash Packs in browns and greens for the background of her tree silhouette.
Margaret Griffiths used three Stash Packs, including a purple, for her striking quilt.
Patricia Caldwell used one fat eighth from a Stash Pack of blacks, grays and browns for her Moonlight Leaves quilt.
As you can see, Stash Packs are very versatile! They come in almost every color theme, color wheel and shibori.
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If you like the Gradient fabrics then this is your week! All of the news this week is about Gradients.
I don't consider my self an art quilter but I still like using Gradients for all of the color variation I can get in one fabric. This Hunter's Star uses a gradient with a couple of solids. It's the Gradient fabric that really makes this quilt sing.
Fabric of the Week
The fabric of the week this week is the Coleus Gradient. It's 20 % off through Sunday.
One of my favorite things made with this gradient is Daylily made by Becky Brown. This isn't a quilt, it's a collage that's mounted on a stretcher frame. Aside from the bright yellow, every piece of this is from the gradient!
Other Gradients Back in Stock
Most of you know that I mix all of my own colors. It was the exercise if mixing all pure dye colors with each other that was the foundation of my little business. I've recently added 2 new pure colors to my palette so I'll be making lots of new Shades and Gradients in the coming months. To make room I'm being ruthless in clearing out some of my order colors.
I'm staring off the New Year with a lot of new Clearance fabrics that includes these Gradients and Shades! They are all marked 25% off and they are only around while supplies last. Once they are gone they will be permanently discontinued.
Daybreak is back!
Daybreak Gradient is a relatively new one and quite popular. If you've been waiting for it, it's now back in stock!
It's time for the last push of holiday preparations and new year countdowns! If there's something that you need please order by Friday. I will not be shipping Saturday - Thursday.
New Shibori Stash Pack
There's no more popular color for Shibori fabric than blue so I felt it was time to make a blue Shibori Stash Pack. I hope I've created a good assortment of shades of blue for your project, whether it's moons or landscapes or traditional pieced blocks. Each Stash Pack contains 8 fat eights of beautiful streaky fabric. There are other Shibori Stash Packs available if you need more variety for your projects.
Winter is almost here and. if I'm lucky, we will have a snow or two this winter so that I can snow dye some new Crystals. In preparation I've decided to clear out the older designs. All Crystals are marked 25% off! The sale also applies to all ice dyed Tapestries. Get yours before it's gone!
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and I'll see you in the New Year!
This week I'm featuring all of the lovely browns of the earth.
Fabric of the Week - Walnut
My favorite brown of all my browns is Walnut and it's 20% off through Sunday! Orders over fat quarter size will be custom dyed but the sale price still applies. Walnut is a deep, dark grayish brown. I see tree trunks in an art quilt.
Here are a few other brown Shades Packs available in the shop. These fabrics are also really popular for monochromatic portraits.
Earthy Gradients Back in Stock
There's one more great fabric to use when you are looking for beautiful earthy browns and that's the Earthworks Stash Pack.
Earthworks has a great collection of light, medium and dark value browns in fat eighth cuts.
Fabric of the Week - Blue Sky
This week's newsletter is all about sky elements for your art quilts.
The first sky element fabrics that I made were the Blue Sky Shades Pack and Blue Sky Gradient and they continue to be the most popular fabrics for sky landscapes.
Patricia Caldwell used the Blue Sky Gradient in her Red Rock Sunrise quilt at left.
Both Blue Sky Shades and Blue Sky Gradient are 20% off through Sunday!
New Stash Pack!
Keeping with the sky theme, Skyscapes is the newest Stash Pack in the shop. This pack was designed with sky elements in mind. Each Stash Pack contains 10 fat eighths. In this set there are 5 streaky fabrics in blends of yellow to gold, orange, pink, purple and blue for a sunset effect. There are five different mottled blues for bright and dusky skies. These can be combined with sheer fabrics, cheesecloth or fibers to add cloud elements.
Other Sky Fabrics
If you need larger pieces of sky element fabrics check out the Reflections fabrics. Here are few that were created specifically for sky elements. See all of the Reflections fabrics here.
We're not talking baseball here, we're talking about Stars fabrics. Stars are all 1 yard cuts and each one is unique. I make these at the end of my dye session and have fun mixing colors in new ways. I added over 9 new ones this week and now there are LOTS of them in the shop to choose from. In fact, there are so many that it's time to seriously reduce some inventory and the best way to do that is to have a big sale!
For one week only, Stars are on sale 25% off! Use coupon code STARS25 at checkout.
Stars are my go-to fabric for binding fabric because generally a yard is plenty for binding one quilt. But you could also pick 3 or 4 for a palette or an art quilter might want a larger piece of fabric for their stash sky or landscape elements.
Whatever you might use them for, this is the one and only time that they've been discounted 25% so think of this as an early Black Friday sale and get yourself a little gift!
This weeks shop news highlights some fabrics that are perfect to use in art quilts for rivers, lakes and streams. Of course, they can be used for lots of other things too but the fabric of the week was inspired by a lake so I'm running with that theme.
Fabric of the Week
This gradient was inspired by a vacation to the Grand Tetons and a photo that I took while hiking around Jenny Lake. These were the colors as the lake transitioned from the shore to deeper areas. This week Jenny Lake Gradient on sale 20% off through Sunday.
Staying with the color theme, and inspiration from rivers, lakes and streams, I have a new Reflections fabric, Cascata, in beautiful mossy greens. All of the Reflections fabrics are designed for water and sky elements. Here are a few more in the spirit of rivers, lakes and streams.
Don't forget to check out Stash Packs, Gradients and Shades Packs when you are looking for river, lake and stream fabrics for your next project.
Stash Packs are 20% off this week!
I'm having fun with my Hunter's Star die making veterans quilts. These quilts finish 48 x 60 and need 20 12" blocks. As I finish the first one I started planning the second one. I was doing a little math and realized that fat eighths would be perfect and that means that Stash Packs are perfect!
Since I'm using Stash Packs this week I thought you might want to get some for your own project and there's no better time than when they are 20% off.
Use code STASH20 at checkout for the discount to apply.
I'm using Crossroads and Earthworks to get the 20 fabrics that I need for this quilt. The background will be pale gray. I can dye any color you want in yardage if you need background fabric for any project.
If you have the Accuquilt Hunter Star die this photo shows how perfectly a fat eighth, folded in 4ths, fits this die.
Stash Packs also make great gifts! Start your holiday shopping with this great sale.
Here are a few other projects that customers have made with Stash Packs.
I've started working on my Christmas postcards so I've moved on from Autumn project ideas and I'm full on in Christmas mode. That brought to mind my favorite red, Ruby. It's got just a hint of purple in it so it falls between the candy apple red of Color Wheel Red and the deep rustic red of Claret.
Ruby is on sale 20% off through Sunday! Maybe it will inspire a holiday project for you.
Morning Glory is back in stock!
Morning Glory Gradient is back in stock this week. It's been used in several customer projects but I am particularly taken with the way that John Anderson used the gradient to great effect in this bargello. Of course it would work with any gradient and really simplifies the bargello process.
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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