While I'm away I have very little internet access so I can't post daily but I'm determined to do some sewing every day while I'm on vacation. This is a 100% relaxing vacation, not a destination vacation. I plan on a little hiking, a little kayaking and a lot of reading and sewing....and eating. But I won't be able to post our (mine and Laura's) sewing progress while I'm away so I thought I'd take this opportunity to have an "oldies, but goodies" theme week to share some of my customer's great projects that we haven't seen in a long time. I"ll also highlight some of my favorite tutorials and maybe even a project or two of my own.
Oldies But Goodies - Shades Packs Edition
I thought I'd develop some sort of theme to the show-and-tell and settled on product categories. Today we are looking at projects made by customers using Shades Packs. Please don't be upset of you made a project that isn't included...I had too many to choose from and just picked a few!
Katie Lewis used Red Purple and Purple Shades Packs for her log cabin quilt.
Pattilou made this table runner with Rosewood and Black Shades Packs.
David Armour uses lots of Shades Packs to get transparency effects in his complex quilts.
Stephanie Wilds uses Shades Packs for her monochromatic portraits. She is teaching this class at John C Campbell Folk School in October.
I made my Coming Home quilt using the same fabric sets that Stephanie used in Faces of Music. This quilt now resides in England with the friends that are with us on vacation.
Oldies but Goodies - Keepsakes Quilt Tutorial
While I love making complex quilts for the challenge of making them, my first love is making "blankets". I developed the Keepsakes "pattern" originally as a system for making tshirt quilts. I found it also works great for focus fabrics. I have such a huge shibori collection now that I think it's time to make a Keepsakes quilt with them.
Clearly, writing the posts for this week is going to be dangerous. I'll probably end up with 5 new projects planned.
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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.