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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bloom Grow Shine ~

It began, once upon a time, with a piece of my very own hand-dyed fabric.  Enter:  Margaret Applin's thermofax screen, in tulips.  {yes this was begun last spring!}
Also enter in Caran D'ache watercolor crayons, in periwinkle blue and orange tones, as a highlight and accent on the tulips... {so fun to do!}
Free motion quilting with a white King Tut thread... and YLI variations thread, too... which also is to say... I need some more practice!

Hey ~ it's finito!
{Love that!}
and a bit of Superior Threads "Glitter" thread, in just a few spots... here and there.
It was tough to get good pictures - or good light this weekend. This is my third set of pics.  We did this in the bright sunshine, outside in the yard, late on Sunday afternoon, so there's lots of shadows, unfortunately.  So it goes...
and a sweet cooperating husband ... doing his best "Wilson" imitation {from that long-ago "Tool Time" tv comedy show!} I asked him to smile for the camera -- he assured me he was!
I deliberately left some open space, which is kind of hard for me to do, actually.  But I think ... I like it.  What do you think?  Leave it - add to it?!!

A productive weekend for me, sew happy to say!  I made a few more placemats in another creative version of the classic round shape -- {will show those in a later post}, finished this piece, cleaned out my studio a bit... saw some older {but so fun} unfinished projects... which means .... 

CHRISTMAS! Yes.  Yes, I did. I've BEGUN. It's time!  Have you started Christmas quilting projects yet?  I bet you have!  {I'm always a bit behind!} 

EnJOY~

6 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

This is such a lovely piece Leslie!

HollyM said...

It is lovely, I agree! I think I like the open space.
I've started knitting for Christmas.

Jenni C's said...

i am always amazed, at your creativity, i love the open space and the details that you have added on the right...Christmas, thoughts have me a bit nervous, i need to check the calender...

Teresa in Music City said...

Beautiful - I just love your stitching Leslie! I have not started Christmas gifts yet, but that is just around the corner! A few projects out of the way first and then I will begin :*)

Margaret Applin said...

Oh my GOSH!!! I LOVE it !!!!! Cascading tulips!!! I love how you layered them!!!

elle said...

I've read about open space. Nice effect. Christmas? My motivation seems to have been put away with the ribbon and paper!

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