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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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The quilt is now starting to come together! This month Judy starts giving us the clues for putting the center of the quilt together. Be sure to link up on her post to enter the drawing for free fabric! You... Continue reading
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We had the most fabulous weekend at the river. Anne and Dale hosted their wedding at their river house and it was perfect. The weather was perfect, the food was amazing and the wind was calm so we could set... Continue reading
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I finally got back to doing some glass in the past 2 weeks and I'm pretty excited about this piece. This is a 5" square dish and is made with itidized glass over transparent amber. I cut one piece of... Continue reading
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One of my goals for these community service quilts was to develop several interesting but very fast quilting patterns. The ribbon stipple, rain drops and wavy cross hatch are my 3 favorites. While I was quilting Patty's quilts I gave... Continue reading
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This is the skirt that I'm going to wear to the wedding this weekend. I started with the Summer Festival Skirt/Dress from Dharma Trading. I didn't have much hope for this skirt looking good on me. The wide elastic waist/top... Continue reading
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We are attending a casual outdoor wedding this weekend and I decided that I wanted to dye something to wear. I bought 2 different skirts from Dharma Trading to dye and see which I liked best. Today I'm sharing the... Continue reading
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Laura and I had a fun day yesterday. The weather was absolutely perfect for sun printing. I cannot believe the beautiful weather that we have had this August. It's not the usual hot and muggy. We even had the windows... Continue reading
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Our friends from Bermuda came in this weekend so I don't have a to show for myself for the weekend. We are having a nice visit and the we got a nice surprise visit from my brother and his wife.... Continue reading
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I finally have some more glass to share! Do you remember this photo from a couple of weeks ago? I wanted you to guess what color that "background" grayish glass would turn in the kiln. Did you guess that it... Continue reading
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I finished quilting 2 more veteran quilts this week. I don't know who made this one. I think it's a Turning Twenty pattern. I quilted it with an overall leaf meander. I could have gotten away with a dark green... Continue reading
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I've been doing a lot of binding the past couple of weeks. Well, binding 3 quilts is a lot of binding to me anyway! After making and giving lots of quilts I've learned that it's often the binding where threads... Continue reading
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Autumn Leaves 78 x 90 This was my longest longarm UFO quilt. It's been ready to be quilted since August 2009. It was time. The quilt is made from some sets of sun printed fabric that I bought in Houston... Continue reading
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Remember this? It turned into this! Shenandoah is a new 3-yard piece that will be perfect for an autumnal quilt. There are 2 other new 3-yard pieces also added to the shop. Santa Monica Chesapeake I've also created a new... Continue reading
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As always, Estelle and I had a great time sun printing. I don't do it often enough to remember everything so I usually start with some leaves on postcard size pieces of fabric. I wanted to see if thread would... Continue reading
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Sometimes I feel guilty for not leaving the house all weekend but when I get to spend the weekend doing what I want I get over it. I had a great weekend that sort of started Thursday when Estelle and... Continue reading
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I didn't get a break from the sweatshop this week to do any glass but Mom did let me sit and relax a few minutes so I worked on my zentangle Christmas postcards. I'm working on the dyed fabric now.... Continue reading
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We had a few good hours for sun printing yesterday. As usual I didn't really get any inspiration until I was half way through the day. I'll be finishing up today and will have something to share next week. Back... Continue reading
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Mom came here Friday with a long list of things to accomplish and with this charity quilt we checked all of her boxes. This is a quilt she made from donated fabric and her own scraps. It will be donated... Continue reading
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Mom and I have made great progress in the sweatshop this week. We both finished our Tell It To The Stars quilts. For those of you participating in the mystery you are going to love your quilts! I can't wait... Continue reading
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Before Mom got here I was able to do some more quilting on my placemats. During breaks from Tell It To The Stars I actually got them finished. I really love how they turned out and so did Mom because... Continue reading
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We were supposed to have rain this weekend but it ended up being a beautiful weekend. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your point of view) I spent almost the entire weekend inside. Mom is here and we've are running a... Continue reading
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I thought I might have a finished piece of glass to post today but that didn't happen. I'm working on a new suncatcher and was making great progress until I started cutting the border strips. Oops! I decided to walk... Continue reading
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Yesterday I got to start quilting my HSTeria placemats. I might be overdoing this project like I do most of my projects! These are the blocks left over from my ugly quilt and I had enough to make 4 placemats.... Continue reading
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I do't have a lot to report today. Yesterday was dyeing day so I rarely get in much sewing then. I rarely share dyeing photos because they are mostly boring and I'm usually too messy to have a camera around... Continue reading
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I surprised myself that I was able to make these into something acceptable. Because I started with this. During one of my screen printing sessions I had a bunch of pink ink left over so I screened these flowers on... Continue reading