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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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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
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I've been really busy dyeing the past few weeks and I have even more new fabrics this week. First up is a new Stash Pack called Ocean Currents with blues and aquas from the darkest blues from the ocean deep... Continue reading
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Finally! I finally finished the quilting on the Woodland Star quilt. This one is going to be a wedding gift so I'm hand sewing the binding. That always takes me forever but watching golf yesterday got me through one side.... Continue reading
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I apologize for not posting this yesterday. Honestly, I completely forgot! Before I announce the winner of the grand prize package I want to thank everyone who participated in the HSTeria Quilt Along. It was great motivation for me to... Continue reading
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The eighth clue to Judy's Tell It To The Stars mystery is available! You can get the August clue here. That's also where you link up with your progress to date and get entered to win some free fabric! You... Continue reading
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Yesterday did turn out to be a pretty lethargic day but I did accomplish a few thing including a nap, 5 loads of laundry, a test run of the Vitamix and, most importantly, I got the mew fabrics in the... Continue reading
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I spent yesterday sitting with my cousin. She broke her ankle 2 weeks ago and it was a very serious break. She has 5 fractures healing with a plate and several screws. She can't out any weight on it for... Continue reading
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Before I talk about what we did at the river I want to remind you to enter the HSTeria Quilt Along grand prize drawing. Enter here. We came home from the river yesterday but not before finishing the projects that... Continue reading
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Late last week my friend, Anne, determined that she could get away to the river for a couple of days so she invited me down for a quick craft weekend. So I've been here since Saturday evening. It's always a... Continue reading
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When I got into doing fused glass I had absolutely no interest in slumping bottles. Then a friend gave me a magnum bottle of sparkling wine in a very pretty bottle. I wanted to slump it for her as a... Continue reading
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I focused my energy this week and finished my ugly quilt top. I don't think it's ugly at all but I expect it will always be called the ugly quilt. I am really happy with this quilt. It looks a... Continue reading
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It's been a very busy week in the shop and I have all kinds of new fabrics for you. First the new gradients: Spooky Since my new black is so different from the old black I have given it a... Continue reading