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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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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
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The side of the wall I’m working on now has some very awkward sections and one is the section above the cables and pipes to the heat pumps. I wanted a design that could be mostly on the right side... Continue reading
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Just 3 new fabrics this week but they are three good ones! Red Dawn There are 2 new pleated 3 yard pieces. I love doing these and the results are always a surprise. Reasnor is a 3 yard piece that... Continue reading
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Chris does house painting and when he has jobs he pretty much works continuously until it’s done. He worked 12 straight days earlier this month and he started a new job yesterday. As a result, we both have to check... Continue reading
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I’m finally back to getting our vacation to Wyoming documented before I totally forget everything. Today’s post is long with lots of photos and I will not fault you if you decided to skip it! I’m splitting the page after... Continue reading
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Before I get to the mosaics I need to talk about photos on the blog. I recently learned that you can no longer click on a photo to see it larger. It appears that’s because I have started writing my... Continue reading
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After Mom finished her quilts last weekend I was a little jealous of how quickly she got 4 quilts done. I’ve been working on Mura’s Choice for a couple of months and it’s not even half done! I decided to... Continue reading
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I always try to make a special batch of postcards for July birthdays. July (today in fact) is my Mom’s birthday. It’s also my college roommate’s birthday and she LOVES getting the fabric postcards. These are the cards that I... Continue reading
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Finally! After all of the vacations and the big cleaning this weekend, I am catching up on the shop and have lots of new fabrics listed. There are 14 new 1 yard pieces. If you are looking for highly textured... Continue reading
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All of this left my sewing room yesterday! The 2 black bags are pure trash. The rest went to the dump to a recycle pad where other people can pick it up. I sent the air cleaner there. I used... Continue reading
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I worked on the sewing room most of the day yesterday but I had to take a cocktail break to meet some friends in the evening. I was a dusty mess after getting this far. I’ve removed the computer table,... Continue reading
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You know that point. You can pile thins in your sewing room only so long and then you need to move a pile to do something and that leads to another pile being moved and then you can’t take it... Continue reading
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Mom finished quilting her last quilt. This is one she made for herself. She started it in a class she took at AQS Lancaster this past Spring. It was supposed to be a “new” Snail’s Trail but it really just... Continue reading
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It's the 15th so it's time to check in on our Big Dream projects! Last month 6 people either linked up or commented about their own Big Dream projects and I’m thrilled about that! I’m so happy that others are... Continue reading
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Mom came to town this weekend and a weekend visit generally means that she has a pile of quilts to be quilted. She sets up her own personal sweat shop and gets to work. How’s this for an ultimate scrap... Continue reading
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Estelle and I had 3 good hours of sun yesterday to do some sun printing and we got some good pieces. Our big win of the day are these pieces with some weed that’s growing around the pond. The more... Continue reading
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I’ve been very unmotivated this week and yesterday I figured out why. I’ve been having a big allergy attack. First, last week I got a wasp sting at the river. At first the reaction wasn’t so bad but 2 days... Continue reading
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Do you remember when I started bottle slumping that I said that I’m not a huge fan of slumped bottles? But I stuck with it until I figured out the right program and process that would work for all bottles.... Continue reading
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This post will seem to be totally out of nowhere and it is. Mom emailed me yesterday and asked me to create some log cabin layouts for her. She’s made a bunch of blocks and originally planned to use the... Continue reading
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When the internet and phone were out I had to rely on my cell phone to communicate with the repair people. The cell phone barely works in the house. It might ring but I have only a couple of spots... Continue reading
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As quilters we develop a deep appreciation for the details that people put into their work. Some of my quilts have a strong attention to detail and some don’t. This isn’t a “details” quilt. It’s going to be a utility... Continue reading
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Today I’m celebrating Independence Day at the river eating crabs and, for me, it’s the perfect way to celebrate. For my blog I thought that a great way to celebrate this wonderful country is to bore you with more talk... 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 April 9 of us completed 12 projects! I counted myself... Continue reading
I had great mail this again this week! Patricia Caldwell makes beautiful quilts and some of them are with my fabric. I’m always excited to see what she has done. For this quilt she started with a custom gradient. It’s... Continue reading