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 psiquilt.com.   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.
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Here we are moving the warehouse into its new home.