I know. It's Spring and I should be dyeing some bright greens and clear pastels. Lately I've been dyeing a lot of gold and blues. I love all colors, even an occasional pink. I love the Spring colors. I love the golds and blues. But the color that speaks loudest to me is orange. My bedroom is even painted a dark orange. Last week in the dye studio I "needed" some orange and Pumpkin Patch was born.
So just for a minute channel some Autumn vibes for this new Pumpkin Patch Gradient. I'm thinking that if I start now making a star quilt like Patricia's, that I could have it done in time for Autumn.
Gradients Back in Stock
Woodlands and Jenny Lake Gradients are back in stock this week. As I look at them I see that the whole post is out of season! I'm OK with that. I love the rich autumnal colors. In fact I could see adding these fabrics with Pumpkin Patch in my star quilt.
Here are 2 customer projects that use these popular gradients. Miriam Ahladas used Jenny Lake for the background of her quilt and Rene Iannarelli used Woodlands and a few other fabrics in her Fall Marsh quilt.
Fabric of the Week
I'm sticking with all kinds of themes with this week's Fabric of the Week. It's a gradient, autumnal colored and it's the gradient that I'm working with in my current project. Summer Sunset gradient will be the border for a large Lone Star center. If you want to use any gradient as the color story for your project I can always custom dye individual colors the way that I did for this project. In fact I recently did a kit for this quilt for another customer in a different palette. The pattern is Mardi Gras from Vector Quilts.
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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.