Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Guess who won?

About a week ago I got a very happy email.  It said "You won the Black/Brown Summer Giveaway package."   One of my faults in buying fabric is that I generally buy rich colors like jeweltones and rainbow colors.  There are very few darks and neutrals in my stash.  The exceptions are solid black and solid white and an occasional tan.  So this was perfect for me.  

I don't know if you are familiar with Vicki Welsh at Field Trips in Fiber, but she is possibly the best fabric dyer that I know.  In addition to her blog -  that I subscribe to, and I suggest  you do also - Vicki has a lovely Etsy shop where she sells her hand dyed fabric.

But I get ahead of myself, let's look at my prize!
I goofed and put this on a dark table for the photo.  The "black" is actually very dark indigo shades.  (Be still my heart...) They make me think of a rich night sky. And the browns (on the right) are luscious mottled hand dyed juicy browns and the almost blend into that table. Wouldn't they be perfect for tree trunks, or even brown hair?

 There was also a 2 1/2 yard package of Mistyfuse in black.  It is the perfect fusible for dark fabrics.  There are twelve fat eighths of fabric here and the Mistyfuse.  But there are also some fun little "add ins"  Somehow I missed photographing the pad of sticky notes that came in the package. But you can see Vicki's card, a bookmark AND this fun little door hanger. On one side it says "Happily Fusing, Come join me."  There other side has  "Do not disturb! Goddess inside...fusing!"  For those of  you who may not know, Mistyfuse makes a Goddess sheet for fusing as the fusible is not backed with paper. I love the little play on words.

I have bought fabric from Vicki previously and it is a delight to work with.  It doesn't bleed when you wash it.  The fabric is a good quality cotton that is perfect for quilt piecing, applique or fusible applique.
There are many choices in Vicki's Etsy shop - and I am "borrowing" some pictures to show you.
This one, Appalachian Sunset, is one I have in my stash.
This Southwest Gradient may also be in my stash....
But besides the gradients there are stash packs.  One that I love is this color wheel pack.
And just a reminder, Vicki's shop is on Etsy.  In case I whetted your appetite........

Do be aware that even Etsy shop owner's deserve a vacation break.  Here is the current announcement on Vicki's Shop.

vickiwelsh's Shop Announcement

Custom orders (including Shades Packs) placed June 22 – July 7 will be shipped July 13.

Shipping schedule for all other orders (Gradients, Stash Packs, Shibori, Yards): Orders placed June 28 – July 5 will be shipped July 6.

You may remember my "Trip to the Beach" mini quilt.
 The background is Vicki's Anatola gradient.

Now,  I must say that Vicki did not ask or suggest that I say anything about her fabrics, her shop or even the prize.   However, when I am happy with a product or a shop, I believe in telling you all about it.  So if you are looking for some lovely hand dyed fabrics, take my advice and shop here first - and last.

Comments are welcomed. I will reply when possible unless otherwise stated. Of course if you are a "No Reply Blogger" - I can not reply.


Pat said...

Great win for a person who will make very good use of it. I'm happy for you!!!

MarthaVA said...

What a wonderful windfall! Great prizes. Fun!!!

Marjorie said...

I love Vicki's fabric. You are a very lucky man to have won all this. Have fun.

Jeanna said...

Prize overload! Mouth watering fabric. Thanks for introducing her to us. I'll check out her blog and Etsy shop.

Unknown said...

congratulations! love your mini quilt. :)

Barbara said...

The quilt is eye-catching, the fabrics are beautiful. Lucky! Will be watching....

Marlene said...

Lucky! So much fun getting goodies in the mail.