a fall decoration ~ giveaway!

MarveLes Art Studios Art and Collage Quilts, Blogs, Mixing It Up 25 Comments

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 magnificobut 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

Comments 25

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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