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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, October 8, 2013

a fall decoration ~ giveaway!

hello ~

october 16th of 2010 was my very first post on this blog.  wowzers.  i wasn't really sure "how to begin"  or what i should say, really... but i'll tell ya ~ with prayer and encouragement from my good friends, it's been a rockin' ride!  and really, really fun!  i'm so blessed to have made such awesome friends here!  

thank you, to all of you ~ what a gift you all are!  and that is a birthday present i celebrate each and every day!

many of us favor the fall season the most, whether it's about the beautiful colors, cooler weather, baking or gametime! and of course, it's the time we start looking to holiday prep, too.

this quilted piece sure has those holiday-ish colors, and will be great for right now, on a coffee table, or dining table, until well into the thanksgiving season. it's well suited to a fall arrangement of flowers, a candle, or on a wall if you so choose.

if you think it's something that will suit you, or maybe make a gift for someone else... all you need do is just leave a comment... 

this piece begins with the talented vicki welsh,  and her hand-dyed fabric!  {drool}  i stamped it with a hand-carved stamp,  using lumiere paint. i let it dry, and heat set the paint with the iron from the backside of the fabric.  i batted and quilted it.  

all the quilting is done with superior's 'rainbows' threads in variegated colors. i chose a variegated thread because of all the color in the fabric and design, and with it's multiple colors, some disappear, and others come forward, which i like.   

frankly, rainbow thread is not as strong as magnifico... but magnifico thread is a solid colors, and i mostly wanted variegated colors on this piece.  i also desired to quilt it fairly lightly, so the imagery would be the star of the show, and the thread only an enhancer to the overall design.

one note about rainbows:  they do have a tendency to shred on me if i go too fast... so i slow down, and i use a topstitch needle {of course!}  ~  as well as turning down my top tension a full number or two.  

 it's finished with razzle dazzle thread in the binding seam:
it's a'glowin' ~ in purple, orange, red, yellow ~  perfect for autumn!
size: 12.5" x 12.5" square.  if you like it... comment by the end of the day on sunday, october 13th.  i'll post the winner on  monday, october 14th. 

thank you for all your sweet encouragement.  it is so very much appreciated!

soli deo gloria
xo
leslie

42 comments:

robin said...

I love your pieces. So nice!

Sara Luoma said...

I love this!!! Everything you do is so awesome! :)

Barb said...

What do you mean, 'if we like it'? Of course we like it - love it! Fall is the bestest time of year, in my humble opinion. Our trees are vibrant right now. How about yours?

Vicki W said...

Don't include me in the drawing. I just wanted to say that I'm glad you started blogging because you work magic with fabric!

Beverley Baird said...

This is a gorgeous piece! Congratulations on your blog anniversary.
Fantastic giveaway!

Gill said...

Wow Leslie - this is stunning!

Ironmom (Julie) said...

I love this piece; you are an inspiration!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful, as always. Your giftings come shining through.

joanne sharpe said...

I just wanted you to be totally confident in the fact that this heavenly piece would be very well cared for and cherished forever in MY HOME!!! You are genuis Les! xoxoxo

Jan said...

This is lovely and your color use is marvelous, as usual. I would love to win this! These are my colors, year 'round!
Thanks for continuing to blog. I always enjoy stopping in here and learning something new from your modest tutorials. Modest, in that you don't act like you are smarter than us, just gently teach and show us the way you do things. I appreciate it.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

So pretty Leslie...I love those stitches and the colors just pop, pop, pop. What a gorgeous Fall piece. While I could never stitch that way, I just love to watch you do it. xox

Lynn said...

Whoops - not sure my comment got sent so will try again. Love this quilt and would be so proud to win it. Keep up the beautiful work!

elle said...

So very glad to have met you through blogging. You are certainly a gift yourself. I am not so much a fan of fall but when I see how the season colours up for other locations I am certainly a fan of the rich colours which you have showcased so very wonderfully! :) Bless you!!!

Quilting Babcia said...

As always, gorgeous quilting on this piece. October 16 is also a special day in my heart - it is my late father's birthday. He would be 101 this year!

Kristy B said...

I don't know you, but found your Instagram through the work you did of the word Grace. I was stunned and very moved by the artistry. So I got to follow you on Instagram and I'm blessed by your posts! And I would love a chance to get this piece you are offering today if possible!

Patti said...

Congratulations on your 2 yr anniversary. I think I found you last year but time passes so quickly it might have been 2011. I love your design sense & I share your appreciation that we get our creative side from the ultimate Creator.

Patti said...

Oops my bad math! Happy 3rd anniversary!

Val Spiers said...

I just love all your creations. Your glowin' creation is perfect. Please count me in the draw. Congratulations on your inspirational blog.
valspierssews@gmail.com

SweetArtUnlimited said...

I love everything you do. I am so inspired when I see your things. Thank you so much for the inspiration! It is so helpful.

Elisabeth said...

I am in love with this quilt! Thank you so much for this giveaway! :)

Yvonne said...

Its beautiful Leslie.

ruthanne said...

Of course it's beautiful! Leslie's work is wonderful and I am the proud owner of "Grace".

deborah wolff said...

Love love love, its so pretty!

Christine said...

Just gorgeous.....your work is stunning! It would be an honor to win.
Christine

Sheila said...

I love everything you do , this piece is gorgeous , such beautiful Colors , thanks so much for the chance to win and keep up the fantastic work!

Jane Wetzel said...

Congrats Leslie :) Fall is my FAVORITE time of year and this is a sweet reflection of that. LOVE these colors...beautiful!

Diane Brown said...

Love it! And enjoy that you share your work and your wisdom!

Marsha said...

Gorgeous - once again! I love the colors. You are one talented lady and so very generous with your knowledge. Thanksgiving is "my holiday" in our family (you know how that goes!) This piece would look ever so pretty on my table. Thanks for the opportunity.

lisamc said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Lisa Mcm

Michelle MMMM4 said...

Your pieces are so colorful they always make me smile. :)

Jenni C's said...

Love it, as all your work, even though we are going in to summer. Fall must be a firm fave with me.

Bonnie58 said...

beautiful quilt, Leslie. Thank-you so much for sharing.

Michele T said...

OMG!!! This is beautiful, the colours, the stitching... perfect!!

Barbmcg said...

Hi Leslie - Oh my. I think I just put on two pounds from this delicious fall quilt. I love the colors so much I think I could eat them!!!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

It is another lovely piece! So glad you blog - I always enjoy your posts!

Becky said...

Your work is so outstanding. I love the brights and excellent quilting. Thanks for the eye candy

LynneP said...

This is a lovely little quilt and I am so surprised and delighted that you are giving it away. Thanks for the opportunity to win it. I enjoy regularly reading your blog and seeing all of your beautiful creations!

Sandra Weimer said...

This is gorgeous! You are an inspiration!

PJ said...

It's a Wow for sure!

Just found your blog and enjoyed taking some time to read thru some of your projects. Best of all we both are Bernina users. Really enjoyed your art quilting - wonderful.

PJ said...

I just found your blog. I'm loving your art quilting. Great!

funstitching said...

Just love your work and so happy when you tell the details about thread and tension. I am learning from you. Do you think we will still quilt in heaven? Enjoy and keep praising God who gave all this beauty

Ella said...

Wow! Just gorgeous and some of my favorite colors too! Work work always amazes and inspires as does your blog.

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