Free Motion Machine Sketching Blog Tour Day 1 | Vicki Welsh

Hooray! The blog tour for my new Quilting Arts Workshop DVD “Free Motion Machine Sketching” is starting off with a colorful bang: Vicki Welsh over at “Field Trips in Fiber“!  Vicki is the most industrious fabric dyer, quilter and blogger I know! Seriously, she gets so much done every day, she just wows me!

She dyes lots of beautiful fabrics that she sells in her Etsy shop and makes fantastic quilts with them as well (I totally need to make this quilt!!!!):

Fractured Quilt

Look at how awesomely her gradient fabric frames this quilt:

Back to Square One Mystery Quilt

She’s such a creative woman, she doesn’t stop with dyeing fabric and making lots of quilts…her newest skill is cutting and fusing glass! Look at this lovely bowl she made:



It’s so incredibly coooooool!

Anyway, so here’s what’s going on with this tour: The publisher, F & W Media, has generously agreed to give copies of my DVD away to readers at every stop along the way of the blog tour. Since the main goal of this workshop is to show folks how to Free Motion Machine Sketch their most favorite things, I thought it would be fun to stitch up a new-t0-me botanical motif chosen by the host each day, and I’ll give it away to the winner chosen at their giveaway!

Vicki chose Bleeding Hearts, in honor of her Grandmother, who always had one growing in her garden. Here’s my first try at it:


Oh man, I really LOVE this flower motif! I shall most definitely be stitching this again. I chose the pink for the color of the flower and the green to set it off and be reminiscent of the plant. So if you’d like to be entered in a drawing for this bleeding heart square (it’s about 14″ x 10″) and a copy of my DVD, head on over to Vicki’s blog.

Stayed tuned in the days ahead for more chances to win!

Free Motion Machine Sketching Blog Tour



3 Responses

  1. I LOVE your Bleeding Hearts! I expect to see that on again in something you make. Maybe there’s a Southern Garden sketchbook in your future that will include Dogwood blossoms, oak leaves and cardinals.

    1. Yes yes YES!!!!! LOVE that Idea!!!!! 🙂 I did Dogwoods for Melody, and I’ve really enjoyed stitching both those and the Bleeding Hearts!

      Thanks for doing such a great job of starting off the tour!!!!!