Over the past few years I’ve bought hand dyed fabrics from Vicki Welsh and have been very pleased with them. Recently Vicki did a week of giveaways, which included what she called large scraps. I had the good fortune to win that random giveaway.
I’m delighted with my windfall. My only quibble, which totally works in my favor, is that Vicki and I have very different concepts of large scraps. I received three different hand dyed fabrics that total at least 3 yards. My idea of a large scrap is a fat eighth.
No matter, here’s a glimpse at what I received.
Vicki has in no way solicited (or even hinted at) a plug from me, but I do want to let you all know of a good source for hand dyed fabrics – gradients, shibori, and lots of other special effects. You can get assorted packets or large pieces of fabric.
Here are a few of the pieces I’ve used Vicki’s fabric in.
I assure you it’s much easier to email Vicki than to break out my dye pots and make sure I have enough supplies.
8 responses to “A Wonderful Windfall”
Such a neat surprise. You have made wonderful use of Vicki’s fabric; your Winter Fields is a favorite of mine but I love how you made the horizontal strips in Moonrise increase in size as they move down the quilt. Also the way you positioned the dark and light sides. The more I look at it the more I like it too. I look forward to seeing how you use these new hand dyed pieces, when the time is right!.
I’m so glad you liked Moonrise. I struggled with the FMQ on it and developed a hatred for metallic thread. It’s one of the quilts that’s too dark for my husband’s taste so it doesn’t get to hang for a long time.
Wow, what a nice prize! Thanks for the recommendation, too. I haven’t purchased or used hand-dyes, but it’s always good to know sources for the future.
I certainly plan to enjoy using these fabrics.
I don’t think I’ve seen that Moonrise quilt–I love it! Your new fabrics are gorgeous–I like the one in front, too. What will you make?! Won’t that be fun to ponder . . .
I’m glad you like Moonrise. It hangs over my bed. The fun part of new fabrics is running through all the “what if I…”s.
Lucky you! I love the pastel, not sure why. Maybe it reminds me of spring since I’m hating this recent cold snap. Looking forward to see what you make with them.
It makes up for all the quilt raffles I’ve never won! I think the pastel piece will work well with some spring greens I have. About February I should be more than ready to work with those colors.