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Vicki Welsh
I love all things to do with fibers
Interests: fabric dyeing, fabric painting, surface design, sewing, quilting, longarm quilting, fabric postcards, mixed media, kaleidoscopes, reading, photography, fused glass
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While I am on wall hiatus I’m working a bit on wall ideas and one of the things I’ve been thinking of doing it creating some glass fish for the wall. I decided to start with some scrappy fish to... Continue reading
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With the wall on hiatus I’m making good progress on my quilting. I have gotten a few more blocks done this week. My pebbles are getting better and better and I’m really enjoying doing the outlining on the shibori fabrics.... Continue reading
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Shaken, Not Stirred About 74” x 88” From the book Stack a New Deck by Karla Alexander This is the last of the 4 new quilts that I planned for the 4 twin beds in the guest house. I made... Continue reading
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I have changes to my schedule for the next week that will affect the shop. Custom orders (including all Shades Packs) placed between August 25 and September 1 will be shipped September 8. All orders placed between August 25 and... Continue reading
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Working in glass is a lot like dyeing fabric. Sometimes things go exactly as planned. Sometimes, not so much. This was a not so much day. When I first opened the kiln I was thrilled to see this piece. It’s... Continue reading
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I needed 3 quilt labels for all of the recent finished quilts. Here’s the third one for my Shaken, Not Stirred quilt. With the other 2 quilts I had inspiration from the front of the quilt to guide me on... Continue reading
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Since I’m on a wall hiatus I’ve been dedicating some time to FloMo and making progress on Lura’s Choice. Here are a few more blocks quilted this week. I’ll be done with the blocks soon so I need to get... Continue reading
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I’m making progress on my Yellowstone palette of fabrics. The green on the left and the dark rust-red have been the hardest colors to develop. I’m dyeing a few more samples today to complete the options and then I’ll start... Continue reading
In 2012 I posted a 21 part series on Color Theory. The problem with blogs is that you have to wade through a series of posts backwards. There’s been some new interest in these posts so with this post I’m... Continue reading
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When I have the annual gradient sale certain fabrics always sell out. This week I’m starting to restock. So, while these fabrics are “new in the shop” they aren’t “new” fabrics and that’s why I’m calling them the “not new... Continue reading
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I spent much of my weekend watching reruns of preseason football games and drawing the next Zentangle label. Each time I do one of these I get a little more comfortable with the whole process. I don’t agonize nearly as... Continue reading
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It's the 15th so it's time to check in on our Big Dream projects! What happens to your creative pursuits in the summer? Do they take a vacation while you recharge with family, friends and summer activities? For me summer... Continue reading
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Thanks for all of your comments yesterday about my sidetrack into a food post. I know that I have a lot of company in my country of Foodallergystan. Today I’m back to normal programming and have a few new fabrics... Continue reading
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With this asthma attack, things are just not moving very quickly around here. I am getting better but I keep doing stupid things to set myself back. Meanwhile, there’s not sewing except for a little shibori stitching and I’m enjoying... Continue reading
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I’ve finished 2 quilts in the past 2 weeks and have another ready to bind. That means that I need quilt labels! Last year I started a “thing” to make all of my labels with Zentangle drawing. My sister-in-law taught... Continue reading
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I have been having some asthma issues the past several days so there’s been nothing of interest going on around here. Fortunately my customers are creating spectacular things! You have seen Rene Iannarelli’s work featured here on the blog before.... Continue reading
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Don't forget about the Gradient Sale, the last day is tomorrow! All in-stock gradients are on sale for over 15% off and this is the only time they will be on sale until next summer. Here’s a little peek at... Continue reading
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Today I’m reliving our last day in Wyoming. For those of you who are tired of these posts this is the last one! We started out out last day with a scenic float trip on the Snake River. What a... Continue reading
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It’s the first Friday so it’s time to come clean on our UFO busting! You can join in at any time. Just pick your starting point and join in. In May 7 of us completed 8 projects! I didn’t finish... Continue reading
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The most popular fabrics in my shop are the Gradients and that's why I've decided to have a sale for those of you who love them. Every Gradient in stock is on sale, including Sundance All in stock Gradients are... Continue reading
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Our vacation to Wyoming was not only fun, it was very inspiring. I have so many ideas for new color, palettes and gradients. I thought you might be interested in that process. I start with some of the photos that... Continue reading
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10” square, Four X Star block I now finally have a quilt glass suncatcher in every window of my sewing room. This is the last one and my new favorite! The glass with the red streaks is from a “parts... Continue reading
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After the previous day in Yellowstone we couldn’t wait to get back there and explore the northern “half” of the park. Little did we know that we would have the best wildlife and vista day of the entire vacation. On... Continue reading
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It’s the last Friday of the month so it’s time again to check in on our series projects! Each month I try to explore why other artists work in series. The website The Abundant Artist has a great article about... Continue reading
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A finish for August! This one really isn’t even a UFO because I started and finished it in just a few months. It was one that I had planned for this year and now it’s ready for one of the... Continue reading