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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 sewed the last seams last night during Empire. This time I took it to the basement for a photo. The color still isn't quite right but it's better. The quilt is just too big for my design wall. It's... Continue reading
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The snow we had last week postponed our last letterpress class a week. We finished up last night and I worked like a maniac to print as many things as I could. The other people in class were focused on... Continue reading
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It's done! Fractured Fragments 58 x 68 I put the last stitches in the hanging sleeve Sunday. It's amazing how long I can procrastinate on hand stitching binding, labels and hanging sleeves. But it's done now and I'm happy. This... Continue reading
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I know we didn't have the amount of snow that my friends north of Richmond got but we got plenty and it kept me at home for several days and that means that I got a lot done. Chris kept... Continue reading
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I found a place to donate all of my old garment fabric this week so I was motivated to clear out the rest of the cupboard. I emptied some other bins and notions and moved out 5 bags (one more... Continue reading
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If you are the kind of person who likes to commemorate events in your life then there's no better career than the military. You get certificates, ribbons, medals and plaques for everything. Chris was in the Navy so he has... Continue reading
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With a little quilting each day I've knocked out 3 more quilts on FloMo. Today I got to do something that I've always wanted to do. I took quilt pictures in the snow! What a pain in the neck. I... Continue reading
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I have lots of new fabrics to share this week. I hope you find something to inspire your next project here. Gradients Groundhog Day A customer wanted a wintry background for a snowman applique. She wanted something with a little... Continue reading
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The brown Drunkard's Path is going to be my sewing focus this week. I really want to get it out of the floor and, frankly, out of the way. The two bottom rows are done. This living room rug is... Continue reading
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** The link up for the Big Dream check in is fixed! You know that I sew with my quilt club 2 days each month. Hanover County gives us access to our meeting space the second Friday and Saturday of... Continue reading
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I usually don't post on Sunday but today is the 15th and it's check in day for our Big Dream projects! No one linked up last month but several people left comments about their projects and it tells me that... Continue reading
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The day I sat down to make this new sun catcher I fully intended to sell it. The second it came out of the kiln and I held it up to the light I knew I was keeping it! This... Continue reading
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One of my quilting friends and neighbor, Mary K., brought me a plate to use in my wall. She bought this plate on a trip to Costa Rica and it broke in her suitcase on the way home. I'm so... Continue reading
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Letterpress class is so much fun and I've very glad I took it. I probably won't every do it again but I've learned things and used my class time to make a lot of gifts. Last week I made cards... Continue reading
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A lot of my little business now is custom dyeing. I LOVE custom dyeing things and I love hearing what people are doing with the fabric. The most unusual recent one was fabric that will be the color behind a... Continue reading
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Wild Goose Chase 70 x 82 Another finish for the weekend was putting the binding on this quilt. I started this quilt January 2014 as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I had a bin of 30's 6" charm squares... Continue reading
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A perfect weekend is one where I can make progress on several projects which makes this past week fantastic. But first a giveaway!! Leslie at Marveles Art Studios is not only a wonderful artist, she's a prolific artist. Best of... Continue reading
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A perfect weekend is one where I can make progress on several projects which makes this past week fantastic. But first a giveaway!! Leslie at Marveles Art Studios is not only a wonderful artist, she's a prolific artist. Best of... Continue reading
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Things are progressing on the mosaic wall. I'm sourcing materials from anywhere I can find them and I found something cool under the glass table. When I bought the kiln it came with a couple of buckets of cullet glass.... Continue reading
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Are you working on your series? Are you considering working in a series? Working in a series gives you a great opportunity to practice a technique or hone a skill. Leslie at MarveLes Art Studios wrote a great blog post... Continue reading
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Lots of cool new fabrics added to the shop this week. Last summer when my whole family gathered in Hatteras, NC for a big family vacation I spent a lot of time collecting shells. I'm now gluing a lot of... Continue reading
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Last night was the 4th letterpress class. I am on a notecard-making mission! I have tons of card stock and seem to be on a mission to use all of it. I figure that if I'm taking time to set... Continue reading
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I went back to FloMo yesterday determined to figure out what was causing my thread breaking and shredding issues. I cleaned out the bobbin area, checked the needle and then started analyzing the thread path. Eventually I came to this... Continue reading
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Making (and keeping) the UFO list is becoming very motivating for me. After posting my update Friday I was inspired to make some good progress for February. I'm going to try to wrap up these 3 projects this week and... Continue reading
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I think you will be able to figure out why I named this one Bumble Bee. I will be making more plates like this one because I love how this turned out. It's made with squares of yellow and black... Continue reading