Well, we are certainly on a wild ride right now. It's one of the many times in my life when I am so glad that I have hobbies. Not only do they keep me busy and productive but they keep me off the internet. Listening to too much news is not healthy for me. I hope you are able to keep your life as normal as possible. I'm trying to see this time as a unique opportunity to truly take every day as an opportunity to create without distraction.
I'm not a very social person. I love my alone time so in some ways things aren't very different for me. But I don't just run out to "pick something up" anymore and there are no more drinks with friends or quilt club meetings. We are all adapting to online and phone connectivity. Who knew that I could have a drink with a friend without combing my hair or even putting on a bra? II might get used to some of this! My Mom's apartment complex (for seniors) is on lock down. Yesterday I met her at the fence and tossed over some supplies. It felt like we were doing an illicit drug deal but that's our new reality.
Meanwhile I'm continuing my dyeing schedule and trying to get a lot of quilting done. Last week I got some new Stars fabrics made. These are all one yard pieces and they are perfect when you need just one color and more than a fat quarter. There are over 30 colors to choose from!
Many of us are busy finishing up quilt tops and if you need a special backing I can help! I make a lot of custom quilt backs in different patterns. Two of the most popular are gradients and monochromatic spirals. These are 108" wide and are $26/yard. You can send fabric swatches and I can match colors for you. Just contact me with your vision.
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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.