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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?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"The Sprout" Quilted Topper ~ Facebook GiveAway

Hey everyone,

I so hope you have been having a good time at the Hop!  I have been so blessed to read your comments, to respond to those names I know, and to read from new names, too!  It's a very fun community, and I am grateful for that this morning.  Thank you for your wonderful support!  I know Terri has enjoyed it too.  So... let's continue the fun, shall we?  This is the piece I'm giving away today, but only for those who comment on the FACEBOOK "MarveLes Art Studios" page {pretty please}. And by all means, don't let that keep you from commenting here, too!!  :)
Quilted with my favorite white thread, King Tut by Superior ThreadsI added my go-to finish in the binding, with YLI thread, couched into the binding seam, in a variegated pearl crown rayon.  Notice above is without it, and then below, after it's attached. 
There's a message in that sprout fabric... "to pass from state to another...to flourish... to grow...  the rain ... will sprout the seed..."  How true. 

Before I get sidetracked {imagine that}... I do want to let you all know this fabric is called "Sunkissed" by Sweetwater for Moda. I may be slightly sad when I use it all up, it's really been wonderful to design with and quilt on. This little wordy "sprout" print was part of that line as well. Some of it is the white on white print, and then another colorway was gray writing with pink sketchy flowers.  So beautiful!  I enjoyed putting Terri's stencil flowers in yellow onto the white-on-white print.  This is a HAPPY little quilt!
I randomly pieced and quilted, this little table topper, or call it a large-sized mug rug, if you like.  It's approximately 10.25" squareI did add a sweet little turquoise green bead to each of the stenciled flowers!  Of course, there are other pieces added, which I printed with Terri Stegmiller's cute flowers 20 stencil.  And I love the bead action. {bet you are surprised by that!}
And I've done one of my favorite techniques; adding them on by machine.... yes, no hand and needle.  I enjoy teaching this technique in my free motion class, too.
I even played with a scrapbooking product, called "Glimmer Glam" by Tattered Angels... and painted it on the word, 'sprout' here.  There's just an itty bitty touch of orange glitter on it. I don't know how the glitter will hold up if washed, but it was fun to add. And random quilting designs, too.
 If you would like a chance to win this piece, please go to the Facebook page, and first, LIKE my MarveLes Art Studios page, and then leave a comment there that you stopped by!  I'll choose a winner next week, the same day I draw for the Blog Hop Drawing, on January 28th, {you've stopped and entered the drawing for TWO of Terri's stencils, right?}
And... I have another piece to give away right here this week, in celebration of Terri's Blog Hop!
{come back soon, ya hear?} 
Visit Deborah's Journal today for more chances to win! 
  
Blessings... and always, Soli Deo Gloria!
XO
Leslie


9 comments:

Gill said...

This is fabulous - I love it!
Sadly I'm not on FB but I'm going to buy some stencils soon and play!!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Sprouts is a wonderful piece, love the flower stencils and of course the beads just set it off. I left a message on your FB and liked it. so glad I found your blog and FB page .

Quilting Babcia said...

I love the couched threads in your binding treatment. Perfect for this little topper/mug rug.

Terri Stegmiller said...

What a beautiful little quilt. I love all your little Leslie-touches. They really add along with your color combination. And YES YES YES, I'm having a blast with the blog hop. Thanks to all the readers and bloggers like you, Leslie, for making this so fun.

elle said...

This one is surely likeable! I really like all the extras you have added. I'm off to like! HUGS!!!

Judith said...

Your little quilt is sew sweet! Enjoying the hop and hope to see more ideas! Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

stitchedbyme said...

Your projects are always so bright and inspirational. I visit your blog daily and have learned so much since I first found it.
Thanks for sharing!
~June in AZ

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What an amazing piece of work! I love that you have added stencils and paint and machine added beads. A very creative piece.

Sandy Chavez said...

A beautiful piece. Yes, I agree, the fabric is lovely, but what you did with it is soooo nice.

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