Sunday, June 16, 2013

New Fabrics and Roy Reminder


I've been spending a lot of time the past couple of weeks creating new fabric designs. Some fabrics have been for my new project, Crossroads. This week I focused on getting some fabrics ready to sell at my cooperative gallery, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery. I've been having a lot of fun working with blues, aquas, and purples and using my Confectioner's sugar resist recipe.


I took my camera out to get some different views.



This is also an opportunity to remind you that this Thursday, June 20, is the next installment of the Searching for Roy G Biv Challenge (the colors of the rainbow). BLUE is the color of the month...which seems fitting as I've been creating a lot of blue fabrics! If you're not familiar with the Challenge, click here for more information. Hope you can join in this month!

The finished fabric packets.

19 comments:

  1. Oh what lovely fabrics! Makes me want to sew again!

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    1. Thanks so much Roberta. It's a joy (and exciting!) to make them.

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  2. Those fabrics are so lovely! I've got to get my art quilter friend to start reading your blog...

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    1. You're so kind. I'd love to have more online connections with art quilters. I've really been having a great time this month focusing on creating new fabrics.

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    2. I'll send Rhonda your blog link. :)

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    3. Thanks!BTW you make exquisite jewelry!

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  3. Your fabrics are so earthy and beautiful. I love the colours and designs!
    I have my blue post all ready to go on Thursday, as I will be away from my computer for a few days. I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful blue!

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    1. Can't wait to see your blue on Thursday. I'm hoping you receive a package this week with the yellow challenge fabric...took me forever to get it out the door!

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    2. Oh yes...not wanting to seem ungracious...Thanks so much for your lovely comments about the fabrics. I've been having a great time this month just exploring color layering with resist and keeping within a certain palette.

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  4. I would love to participate in the Searching for Roy G Biv challenge this week, if there's still time to sign up!

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    1. Hi Cindi- No worries about signing up. Just post your blue photos on your blog (or Flickr or website) and make a comment here and I will link to you in my post. If you don't have any of the above, then you can email me some photos and I will post them at the end of my post. So happy you plan to join us on Thurs. Feel free to spread the word...it's great fun to see what everyone comes up with each month.

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    1. Thanks, Maggi. Also, thanks for signing up for the newsletter. I hope you enjoy it.

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  6. What delicious fabrics. I just love the colour combinations and the subtle designs. Do you sell any in Europe?!

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    1. Hmm...I've only just been testing the waters with selling my fabrics in my gallery. I've certainly thought about getting a bit more serious about it (ever since I designed some yardage for a different gallery a couple of years ago)...what do you think? BTW you should be receiving your packet of fabrics from the newsletter anniversary challenge any day now.

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    2. As you'll see from my comment on your post from yesterday, I received the lovely fabrics this morning - I'm delighted with them.
      As to selling more widely, gosh, I can't really advise, having never done it myself. All I can say is that, seen here on your blog they look most inviting. Perhaps trying to sell via a dedicated blog is a way forward ...?
      I will watch to see what happens....!

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    3. Thanks Margaret. I've been toying with the idea of a shop. I feel pulled in many directions and have to contemplate it a bit more. Glad the fabric arrived!

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  7. gorgeous. i've been in a turquoise and purpley phase in my work lately.

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    1. Thanks, Monica. It was fun making them and then deciding which pieces to put together in the fabric packets (though I love seeing them all together). Your work is quite beautiful!

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