Chartreuse in the DragonWing Design

Chartreuse DragonWings DesignYes, our latest Feature Fabric is Chartreuse in the DragonWing Design.  I started with Chartreuse as the base color, followed along with Marbling in Red, Yellow, Cerulean, Green, Purple and White.  I most often use six colors to marbled with.  To many color don’t allow all of the color room to spread. Six color give me enough variety.  I am definitely in Summer mode, bright and vibrant colors are swirling in my head.

Answers about Hand Marbled Fabric Prices

In the days of skyrocketing fabric prices, I frequently get asked how I have managed to keep my Hand Marbled Fat Quarters the same price.  When I started Marbled Arts in 2003 ( eight years ago), everything was purchased at retail pricing.  As my business has grown, I can now buy more supplies at wholesale rates.  600 yards of PFD fabric, 55 pounds bags of chemicals are not for the faint of heart.  I will try to keep my prices as reasonable as I can for as long as I can.

New Favorite Quote

“Do not look back and ask why, look forward and ask, why not?”

This is my new favorite quote.  I found it on the back of Dove Sugar Free Chocolate wrapper.   I do not want to dwell or live in the past, because there is just so much to look forward to in the future.  I won’t know if I can fly until I jump off the roof.  I like to think that my glass is always half full.  On that note I leave you with the quote below:

“Slow Down, take notice, savor the moment”

Light Lavender in Feathers Design

light_lavender_feathersOur newest Featured Fabric in our latest design, Light Lavender in the Feathers Design.  I tend to gravitate to deep bold colors.  Much of North America has been battling heat and drought, the Pacific Northwest had been rather gray.  I felt like I needed to lighten up a little, Light Lavender just feels fresh and light & airy.  And I am completely smitten with the Feathers Design.

Gradiation of Color, Dark to Light

dark_to_lightFinally!  I was able to take photos of these fabrics.  They are beautiful Gradations of color Dark to Light.  Many of you have asked and I was able to add them to my website.  As you can see I had to go outside to have enough room to take the photos.  And then I had to wait for a day without snow, rain or sun.  Overcast works best to show the real colors.

Batik Friendship Bag

Batik_Friendship_BagWe made Friendship Bags at our last Quilt Guild meeting.  It is a charming little bag that was easy to make.   Carol (who taught the class) had a bunch of them made up in all sizes, shapes and colors.  She found the directions on a site called   I thought I would share it with you as the site has all kinds of projects and ideas.  To go directly to the Friendship Bag click here: Friendship Bag.  Have Fun!

Pop-Up Warehouse

welcome_to_my_warehouseWelcome to my warehouse.  I was finding that my studio was so packed with wonderful things to tempt you that I did not have space to work.  I was becoming afraid of being crushed in an avalanche.  So my husband and I have been trying to come up with a way to easily increase my storage space.  My nephew found me a used Job Sit Trailer.  One of those mobile offices that you would find at construction sites.  This one was a reasonable price, with some elbow grease,a few repairs and some dirt work it is moved in and usable.  My husband calls it either my shack or my Hobbit Hole,  I think of it as my Pop-Up Warehouse.  I am still getting everything situated inside, but it sure made life easier during my Spring Dash of Quilt Shows.  I finally had all my inventory in one place and could restock quickly and easily before dashing off to the next wonderful quilt show.

Here we are moving the warehouse into its new home.