I think that one of the great things about living in Virginia is that we have a good balance of all of the seasons. We get just enough snow in Winter, a long Spring, glorious Autumns and great beach weather in the summer. August is really the only bad month marked by heat, humidity and thunderstorms. Scorching days was the inspiration for the new Heat Wave Stash Pack. Hopefully I've made those days look a little more appealing with my interpretation.
It's difficult to make a Stash Pack that all bright red or orange or yellow so I felt that the answer was an all-bright pack with all three colors.
Each Stash pack has 10 fat eights of fabric and each one is highly textured. 5 are mottled and 5 are streaky. Here are 6 of the fabrics included in the pack to give you an idea of what larger pieces might look like. The fabrics will not look exactly like these except in one pack! Each fabric is dyed in 2 yard cuts so each of the fat eighths from one fabric will vary.
While I was ironing the new fabrics I was thinking about what I might want to do with this new Stash Pack. Of course all of the Stash Packs are great for fussy cut applique and Heat Wave would be great for flower blossoms. But I was thinking that I would like a scrappy quilt with Heat Wave, Spring Greens, True Blue and Grapevine. I think these fabrics would make a wonderful bright and happy scrappy quilt.
Fabric of the Week
Maybe you like Heat Wave but it's got a little to much heat for your project. Amberam Reflections might just be the right fit. Amberam is a Reflections fabric that is sold by the yard. It's inspired by the soft golds of the setting sun. Amberam is 20% off through Sunday.
August Schedule Reminder
This is your weekly reminder that my summer vacation is going to be a really long one this year so I want to give you notice now in case you need something dyed for your next project. We have plenty of time to get it done if we start planning now. I will be away August 6 - September 5 so the shop will basically be closed the entire month of August. If there's fabric that you need please get your orders in by the end of July. The cut off for ordering custom dyed fabric is today!
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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.