Vaolori Wells

NOTES FROM THE STUDIO


Inspired by... Clouds

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, May 21, 2015

May in Sisters, Oregon... rainy (which we are all very, very, very, happy about since our winter was extremely dry) and full of great clouds. May is also a busy time for me. I just returned from Quilt Market and we are 6 weeks away from Quilter's Affair and Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show....OMG how does that happen so fast? Reminding myself to breathe and enjoy the excitement of preparing to celebrate 40 years of quilt show.... and this weekend is the shop's 40th birthday party....all of these things will happen only once and I have to remember to be there..... 

The Clouds this time of year really speak to me... oddly enough keeping me grounded and in the moment.

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Canyonfog

Living on a canyon we get really amazing fog...

Mts

Bigsky

Rainbow

and then this happens....

Sunset

Pinksky

Agatesky

Oregon Coast has fabulous clouds...

Washingtonsky

Who doesn't photograph clouds when your flying?

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Esuariasky

I couldn't show photos of clouds without some from Morocco.....

Moroccosky

Camelsky

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A sunset on the roof top of Peacock Pavilions in Marrakesh, Morocco! When I see this image I can remember the smell of the air, giggling with Louise as we ran out of the main house to the roof top to capture this amazing sunset... trying not to mess up the Henna tattoos we had just received...

Isn't this why we love photographs so much...

Have a great day!

XO

Valori



Color of the Week... Fuchsia

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Fuchsia

Fuchsiabooks 

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I love this color!!! Its so bold...it can make a quilt have a pop or play well with other strong colors. Sometimes I think about colors being people what would they be like... I think Fuchsia would wear her emotions like a badge of honor, with confidence and grace....(I strive to be more like Fuchsia)

I knew when I was looking for this color I would find lots and lots of flowers so my goal was to find a few images that were not just flowers....

Summer

Of course the Summer Bluepring Quilt is in the non flower bunch... mostly because the fabric on the right is Fuchsia Stacked Books!(Each Season of Blueprint Basics has a free quilt pattern, this is Summer)

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Pinkwall

and now for the flowers...

Floweringtree

Geranium

Hydranga

Tree

Sweetpea

Have a Great Day!!!

XO

Valori


Color of the week Cinnamon

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, July 10, 2014


Cinnamon

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I love cinnamon in my Americano first thing in the morning....so very yummy! Besides the lovely flavor there is the smell of cinnamon and the color.....I find brown and brownish fabrics are hard to find...especially ones with a variety of shades in one print. I wanted my Cinnamon to have the depth of the spice in color...

Broom

City

Duke


Oldwood

Table


Suitcases


Wood


We have been so busy around here with our Quilter's Affair Classes and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on Saturday...lots of fun and lots of work but worth every second to get to be with all of these wonderful people - men and women, mothers and daughters...and grandmothers, best friends, old friends... it is such a special event and since I was a year and a half when all of this started I can't imagine my life without it! THANK YOU to everyone who has ever come to our classes or the show or even just put a quilt in the show you have touched my life in ways I can't describe!

XOXOXO

Valori