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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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I promise that I will be back next week with some actual creative contact. I'm busily working on the Christmas cards and today I'm teaching a friend how to make soap. today I'm going to tell you about a new-to-me... Continue reading
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OK, I admit it, I haven't made much progress this week. Between not feeling great and Laura visiting my sewing has taken a back seat. But I feel confident that I'll make good progress this weekend and next week. I... Continue reading
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I always have a great time when Laura is here. It's good that she comes and gets me out of my routine. We all need a bit of time away periodically. But it's bad for the blog because I don't... Continue reading
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I talked about this a little last week and ready a blog this morning about another blogger going through the same thing. My current nemesis is this quilt. I've been working on quilt design ideas but nothing is exciting me.... Continue reading
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After I wrote my blog post yesterday I went out to get some Allegra and that seems to be working. I'm glad that's all worked out because my friend, Laura, is here this week from Bermuda and we have lots... Continue reading
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I feel like I was pretty busy and productive this weekend but I'm having to think a bit to round up a list. At the top of my list is continuing to fight a month-old cold or new allergies. Whatever... Continue reading
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My days have gotten all out of whack this week. We went to visit Mom and my niece Thursday evening and so that felt like Friday. Yesterday I actually looked for football games on TV for a few minutes before... Continue reading
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Well, I haven't progressed any further than where I was Monday. For some reason it's been a busy week. But I have sewing time this weekend to catch up on these and make a little progress on my Christmas postcards... Continue reading
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Way back in 2011 I did some testing to see how long my dye concentrates last at full strength. I use that chart every week when I mix dye concentrates and I keep an annual calendar posted on the wall... Continue reading
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I have a few now things to added to the shop this week but first I want share a customer project. Holly isn't a quilter....or a sewist at all. She contacted me several weeks ago to ask me to make... Continue reading
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I've been using the Rainbow Scrap Challenge prject to empty 2 bins of charm squares that I collected a long time ago. One set was 30's, the other batik. They are the 2 projects that I've worked on at my... Continue reading
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We had the most beautiful autumn weather this weekend. I admit I spent most of it inside sewing but I did get out and start gathering sticks for kindling for the wood stove. From what I hear I may need... Continue reading
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A couple of weeks ago I shared an iridized patchwork dish. This is the same technique but this time I used black as the base. It looks so different! Different light really changes the look of the surface and with... Continue reading
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Check out what everyone did on their DP projects last week. There are 9 people still going along with me. I'm sure by the end of December I will be the only person left doing any of this insanity! I've... Continue reading
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Yesterday when I was writing my newsletter and the post about the Innova Angles quilt I was reflecting on how much fun that quilt was to quilt. part of that was just the newness of the machine and having fun... Continue reading
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Innova Angles 42" x 45" For a quilt that started as barely an idea this one sure wound up possessing me. Last Spring when I started the HSTeria Quilt Along I found this set of 6 fat eighths of hand... Continue reading
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I got a couple of requests for my notes on the table runner that I showed in yesterday's blog hop post. To make this you will need to get the instructions from Wendy's book, Recreating Antique Quilts. I made mine... Continue reading
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I have been looking forward to today for a long time so I could share this beautiful new book with you. I was thrilled a few months ago when one of my best blog buddies, Wendy Sheppard, asked me to... Continue reading
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Before I share my latest glass piece I want to point you to a new page on the blog. I've been asked to sell my glass pieces and my soap so I've set up a page above where I'll offer... Continue reading
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The center of the quilt is done and now it's time to do the borders. This month we are making the pieced blocks for the borders. You can get the instructions here. Be sure to link up on her post... Continue reading
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Check out what everyone did on their DP projects last week! I didn't expect to make a lot of progress this week with that darned cold. That thing lasted 10 days and really slowed me down. I slept at least... Continue reading
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When I showed my Zombie ball quilt last week I mentioned that I finished it with a facing. One of my blog friends asked how I did that. If nothing else, I'm here to please! Today I have a tutorial... Continue reading
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I shared my Zombie Ball quilt last week. Since Cotton Club is offering kits for this quilt I'm sharing a tutorial for how I made it. It's so simple that this won't take long at all! For this quilt I... Continue reading
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I needed new postcards for birthdays and guests so I got busy in that Saturday! I'm glad I sun print so many leaf prints because these cards are fast and fun to make. Some of them I did really simply... Continue reading
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My cold seems to be finally lifting today. I still have some laryngitis but that's normal for me. When I lose my voice it's sometimes for weeks. The best part is that my asthma is much better. I'm glad we... Continue reading
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