Fabric of the Week!
The fabric of the week this week is the Helios gradient! Through Sunday this fabric is 20% off or $7.20/half yard. This is a great sunset or sunrise background for a landscape quilt.
Reflections fabrics were designed out of a custom request from a landscape quilt artist. She wanted fabrics that would make good water and sky reflections. My best product ideas come from you!
These are sold in 1 yard increments with up to 3 yards available.
Cheryl Kotecki used a Reflections fabric for the trees and border in this panel of a king sized quilt.
Gradients Back in Stock
Fabric of the Week
The fabric of the week this week is the Blue Spruce Shades Pack and it's on sale for 20% off through Sunday! Blue Spruce is a beautiful blue that is perfect to represent a dark turquoise blue ocean. Fat Quarter packs are ready to ship, larger cuts will be custom dyed for you.
There are two types of fabrics in the Tapestries category. There are giant Crystal Mandalas that are at least 108" square and there are other large pieces that are ice dyed mottled fabrics that are perfect for quilt backs. I'm so happy to finally have the giant mandalas back in the shop again! These are so involved to make that I don't do them very often. But I have these 6 new ones for you this week. I generally use these for quilt backs but customers have used the for whole cloth quilts and duvet covers. Click on the image for more information on each piece.
Here are 4 of the new quilt backs. These are also ice dyed but are placed under the folded mandalas to catch runoff dye. The texture that I get with these pieces is very bold.
In my continuing quest to unpack all of my fabric from the AQS show, this week I had a major victory getting the Stash Packs added to the shop. To celebrate I'm putting ALL of the Stash Packs on sale this week!
All 22 Stash packs are 20% off through Sunday! This includes the Color Wheel Stash Packs. These are usually 11% off but they are also 20% off this week. Time to stock up and maybe get some early holiday shopping for your quilty friends. Stash Packs make great gifts!
Stash Packs are great for applique artists and art quilters. Need leaves? There are 3 green-themed packs to choose from! Earthworks and Cobblestones are great for tree bark, ground and roads and there are several blues for water and sky elements.
The trees outside are finally starting to change color and that meant that it was the perfect time to restock my two favorite Autumn-inspired gradients.
Want to seem them in action? Here are art pieces by Louise Hall and Leslie McNeil using these gradients.
You won't want to miss ready today's post with a great sale and new Shibori fabrics!
Black Shades and Solid are the Fabrics of the Week!
Before the AQS show I dyed a ton of Black Shades Packs and Yardage. The show wasn't as well attended as everyone expected so I brought home lots of extra inventory, including some of my popular blacks. Now you get the benefit! This week the Black Shades Packs and Yardage are 20% off!
The Shades Packs come in Fat Quarters and Half Yards.
These are great to have in your Stash and also make great gifts for your quilty friends.
While you are stocking up on great deals on Black, don't forget that ALL of the Color Wheel fabrics are on sale every day! That includes the dark, medium and light Stash Packs shown here and the Shades Packs in all 10 colors! Check them out in the shop.
The past 2 weeks I've been really busy restocking my Shibori fabrics and, hopefully I've responded to one of your requests to be able to get more variety in smaller cuts.
I've been asked many times to sell Shibori in smaller pieces. Some people just want more variety and many people want to make something like my Loony Moony project. So people seem to want something between charm packs and fat quarters. How about a happy medium of fat eighths? I created this set of 8 fat eighths of a variety of shibori colors. The colors do transition across each piece from very dark to light so, if you are making moons, you will get a variety across one piece to give you 3 6" moons. If you like these Stash Packs I'll make more in the future.
But, don't worry, I have LOTS of new half yard Shibori pieces for you too! Check them all out in the shop.
Gradients Back In Stock
Christine Cetrulo used the Thrive Gradient in her Mother Earth Art Quilt.
Fabric of the Week - Daybreak Gradient
The fabric of the week this week is the Daybreak gradient! Through Sunday (or while supplies last) this fabric is 22% off or $7.00/half yard. This is a great sunset or sunrise background for a landscape quilt.
There are over 15 new ice dyed Crystals in the shop this week. All of the new ones are 38" square. These go fast so get your favorites before they are gone! Need ideas? Check out these quilts that Patricia Caldwell made with Crystals fabrics.
Gradients Back in Stock
Fabric of the Week
The fabric of the week this week is the Violet Shades Pack and it's 20% off through Sunday! Violet is a lovely textured bluish purple, like the tiny flower.
New Stash Packs
Stash Packs are the chocolate truffles of the fabric world. Instead of just one piece of fabric you get a variety of fabric treats. With Stash Packs you get 10 fat eighths of fabric and if you are doing art quilts of applique you are bound to find just that little bit of perfect color that you need. This week I 2 new ones in the shop for you.
Mom, Anne and I are in Virginia Beach and ready for the quilt show to open tomorrow. We got here about 11:00 yesterday morning and had the booth set up by 3:00. I was really pleased with how quickly it all came together. I am also grateful for their help. I can't imagine doing a show like this along although I did see several people setting up booths by themselves.
Here are the photos you have been waiting for!
I'm very lucky with my booth location. It's very close to the AQS book sales booth and one row off the main row.
Mom set up all of the Crystal fabrics and I think the wall looks great!
This is the gradient wall. The shelves contain Shades Packs, Stash packs, Gradients and yards. It's so colorful!
We are thrilled with the flower wall! It came out exactly as I wanted. These shelves have the Color Wheel and Black fabrics along with some ice dyed quilt back.
We are looking forward to the first day!
Shipping Schedule Announcement
In case you haven't heard I'm going to be vending at the AQS Virginia Beach show next week! That means that I won't be home to ship orders. There will be no shipping October 2 - 7. All orders next week will be shipped October 8.
Stars on Sale!
All Stars are 20% off through Sunday, September 30! Use coupon code STARS20
In the past several weeks I've been slowly building up my inventory of Stars fabrics. Stars are one yard cuts of unique colors with lots of texture. Here are some of the new ones. They are all on sale this week!
Need larger cuts? Check out the Galaxies where the fabrics are all 2 - 3 yards and have incredible texture. Here are 2 new ones just added this week.
Visit me in Booth 1730 at AQS Virginia Beach
Yesterday I told you about the gifts that I'll have for my social media followers at the AQS show in Virginia Beach next week. Here's a little peek at the prizes!
Of course, it's fabric.
Just come to the booth and have a good joke to entertain my free workers, Anne and Glenda. Tell them a joke and they will give you one of these.
Hope to see you there!
The fabric of the week this week is the Jenny Lake gradient! If you want some for your stash get it before it sells out. Through Sunday (or while supplies last) this fabric is 20% off or $7.20/half yard.
Here's a beautiful quilt made by Mirian Ahladas that uses the Jenny Lake gradient for the skyline background.
Gradients back in stock
Leslie McNeil made her Sun Blossom Pony using her collage technique on a background of Barrier Island. You can get her pattern here.
Patricia Caldwell made Copper Trails using the Sunshine and Shadows gradient. In fact, she designed this gradient specifically for her project and I loved it so much that I added it to the shop permanently.
Rene Iannarelli used Woodlands in her Fall marsh quilt.
Sometimes I make mistakes.
OK, I actually make mistakes pretty often but usually I can hide them. Not this time. I made this one on a larger scale and you get to benefit from it!
I was dyeing fabric for the AQS Show last week and did some bad math mixing my dyes. Instead of a deep ruby red I got this beautiful deep rose red. I love it but it's too close to my Cranberry Red so I'm not going to carry it in the shop as a new color. Instead, you get the opportunity to get this Vintage Rose at 30% off.
Vintage Rose is on sale 30% off through Sunday! That's $15.75 for a yard and a quarter of fabric.
This is a one-time offer and it comes only as sets of fat quarters. Get yours while supplies last.
Gradients Back In Stock
As you will see, last week's dyeing had a theme of reds and oranges with these 2 restocked gradients.
There's also a new Stars (one yard cut) fabric also in the same theme.
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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