More Sky and Water
This week's newsletter is all about sky and water. You might think I focus a little too much on the blues but, honestly, it's because that's what my customers seem to want and I'm here to please.
First up a couple of new gradients.
I've been considering a lighter version of Blue Sky Gradient for a long time. I finally got around to doing it. It's the exact same hue of blue but it's a shade lighter. This week I'm introducing Clear Day for your lighter skies.
Here's a comparison of Clear Day and Blue Sky to help you decide which might work best for your project.
Another new gradient this week is Ebb Tide. This can be a sky or water element so you can ignore the name if you need to to make your project work.
Monterey Bay has a beautiful deep blue edge for a deep sea effect. I like using gradients most often for borders with the gradient running from the center of the border out.
Monterey Bay and Ebb Tide aren't directly related like Clear Day and Blue Sky but they are close enough to warrant a comparison photo. Ebb Tide has a little more turquoise and is a little lighter than Monterey Bay.
To give your eyes a little break in the blues, this seems like a good spot to tell you that Woodlands is back in stock.
That's enough of a break let's get back to blue! Barrier Island is also back in stock this week.
Fabrics of the Week
The fabrics of the week this week are 2 Reflections fabrics. Naida and Nabha are both very pale blue are are great for sky backgrounds. They are very similar except that Nabha has more of a turquoise cast. Both are 20% off through Sunday!
10/26/2021 08:18:26 am
What beautiful blues! I know how hard it is to get all the blue dye to release. I used your soaking method for the cross stitch fabric I just dyed and it worked fantastic! You are the master!
10/27/2021 09:47:13 am
As I was scrolling down to Naida Reflections, seeing only the top of it, I immediately thought it looked like a body of water, with gently lapping waves, but found that I had it wrong. Just goes to show you, it's all in the eye of the beholder. Love all your new colors 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.