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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?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Rebecca Baer ~ Give~a~Way

Hi everyone!  

Been playin' hard, starting Friday evening, first thing home from work!  This is the first of my give-a-ways for JANUARY ... 2013~ Yay!

There's many pics here... and many prizes!  I'm giving this Table Runner away:
 It is simply pieced, and simply quilted... It's a bit more poofy~fluffy, as it's not heavily quilted, but I hope you will think it's sweet and charming as I do.  Size:  9.5" wide by 23" long.  {It's way cuter in 'real' life}  It's also a definite turn toward a spring color palette, too!  I had a fun time thinking of the words I wanted to quilt into it, and I think they are all great ones to take into this Grand New Year...
I was so blessed to begin these blocks by using this elegant stencil design, courtesy of Rebecca Baer, who sent the stencil to me, along with a couple others.  And one to GIVE AWAY to one lucky reader!  This is the Paisley Swirl...  one thing about Rebecca's designs, they are incredibly CLASSIC!  I love her style.


 My first application for color was to use S.E.i. Tumble Dye's; a spray bottle type of dye. I only have a few colors, but that is definitely part of the fun, to make your own!
 I love this intricate design...
and then ... a second layer through the stencil, of Lumiere fabric paint.  {I love layers!}
 Time to get fun and messy!  {Pardon the not-so-pretty hands!}
 Ooohh  ~ this is pretty!  I was excited when I lifted up the stencil to see this total design with the fabric come to light:
 and this one... more subtle, but also serenely elegant:
 and yes... this one, too... with a touch of gold.
 Scrumptdillyiscious! The top layer is with the stencil called "Strokework" {go see her site - you're gonna find lots to love!}
I  made small crosses from the fabrics, too.  These can either hang on a wall, or be used as a bookmark. {great for a variety of occasions} ~ I've giving away THREE of them:
"love... never... ends" is quilted into this cross
 




Here's a shot of the hand-painted fabric I already had made a couple summers ago... just happened to be a terrific complement to the stenciled fabric blocks.  I didn't plan it that way, but was tickled to see it worked out great:
 and here's the pretty stencils I've been experimenting with.  I love this houndstooth design, and can't wait to use it on some paper and canvases, too!
 And this lovely too: {terrific quilting design inspiration here}...
And here's the one we're giving away:
 Five prizes.  Table Runner. Three crosses, and the stencil.

Here's the scoop on entering the give-a-way:  

Leave a comment.  For a second entry, become a follower of the blog, or share this post any way you'd like on social media, and let me know how you did it.  For a third entry, you can let us know what is your favorite design by visiting Rebecca's online store.

Winners announced next Friday! Thanks so much for hanging in with me in the new year... so blessed to be a small part of your world, and happy to look forward to 2013 with you all.

Soli  Deo Gloria~
XO
Leslie 

40 comments:

Sharon Eaton said...

You are an artist- beautiful ideas, designs, and quilting. Thank you for sharing! I love the way you used the different paints with the stencils- who would have thought of houndstooth?Love the idea of hand-painted fabrics, have a few from a friend.

joanne sharpe said...

I MUST someday be the proud owner of a Leslie original quilted piece, someday, i MUST!!! Love love love Rebecca's stencils, i use them in my workshops. Can't wait to get them on some fabric. Huggs sister!

Sara Luoma said...

Beautiful!!!!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful, Leslie! Kathy Lane

Sweet and Savory by Sarah said...

Beautiful work once again! Just lovely!

Gill said...

Fabulous giveaway - I love the stencils and how you used them! I must find myself some!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

I love Rebecca's 'Paisley swirls' stencil!

Anna Pickering Ballinger said...

Love what you did with the fabric. I've been thinking about making some table runners and would love to have yours! You have given me a lot of inspiration to get started. The cross is beautiful as well.

Bonnie58 said...

beautiful artwork. Thanks for sharing

Bonnie58 said...

i am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw

kliaksa said...

I like Diamond Tread ST-828 stencil!

kliaksa said...

beautiful artwork, Leslie!

kliaksa said...

I am happy follower - by e-mail and I enjoy reading your posts!

elle said...

Spring follows winter and I'm a following you right into creativity!

elle said...

I am not familiar at all with the Tumbler dyes. The stencil is wonderful. Look at all those flourishes!

elle said...

oooh, choosing is hard. I like the border options and just when I decided I hit tea cups and mugs and artist supplies! I dunna know!!! lol

elle said...

I even liked on facebook!!! :) I'm running late from yesterday and early today. Maybe this is a good chance for a great win. Blessings Les!

Barb said...

A little bird Tweeted about your give-away! You can find it at https://twitter.com/MtnQuiltworks/status/287937362363838464

Barb said...

I like the Paisley Swirl stencil - reminds me so much of quilting patterns, lol!

Barb said...

Looks like you had a blast creating the stenciled fabric for your projects! One of these years I am going to have to retire so I have more time to play around with projects like these.

Sheila said...

Your work is an inspiration , so unique and lovely .I would be thrilled to win any one of these prizes and I am a follower ,love receiving your posts by email , that way I never miss one! Thanks for the chance.

Sheila said...

Just visited Rebecca's site and lots of great stuff there , I love the stencils and the Baroque Borders in particular. I have book marked her site .

Sheila said...

I pinned your giveaway on my pinterest page here
http://pinterest.com/pin/252342385343013023/

Quilting Babcia said...

Another beautiful runner - just the right size for a small bookcase! You do have so much fun!

Quilting Babcia said...

Of course I'm a follower!

Quilting Babcia said...

I love Rebecca's snails stencils - great quilting motifs here.

Anonymous said...

I am a fellow Montanan (west of the Rockies near Flathead Lake) and have been following your blog for a couple of months. Love your outlook on life! And your art -- I would love to be able to machine quilt like you do. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Sauer, Proctor, Montana

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful runner and book marks. Your artistic talent always leaves me in awe!

Jenni C's said...

love your lovely creative give away's...already follower, will paste link on my FB page....

Anonymous said...

Love this and thanks for sharing. I have taken classes from Rebecca and love everything she does.

Unknown said...

What a unique way to use Rebecca's stencils!

Anonymous said...

I love the use of Rebecca's stencils! Thanks so much for sharing. Beautiful way to transform fabric into a work of art ♥

Barbara said...

This is my first time here and it is because of Rebecca. I am so happy she told us about your beautiful quilt art and now to have an opportunity to win a give away. This is great! It goes without saying you are on my favorite list.

Phyllis G said...

Awesome idea! I'm always looking for new ideas to stretch my creativity....I really like what you've done!

Ironmom (Julie) said...

Thank you for doing the giveaway! I'm a blog follower, and I loved Rebecca's "slumped glassware." :)

Sandy Harvey said...

What a wonderful way to incorporate traditional painting related items with traditional fabric designs. I love the layering techniques. You've got my creativity flowing!

Angela Grasse said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE that stencil design!!! It is fabulous!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

*Bummer* How in the world did I miss this?! :( What a fantastic giveaway... your art is always so pretty!! xo

Joyce Powers said...

Oh my goodness - I had no idea you could use Rebecca's stencils on fabric. Just stunning!

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