autumn paisley ~ a stenciled, quilted runner ~ giveaway

MarveLes Art Studios Art and Collage Quilts, Blogs 25 Comments

hello everyone ~
i’ve been happily ensconced, practicing a basic feather, warming up for more! 
the piece below is a large, runner-sized piece of hand dyed gradient from vicki welsh.  it’s called “navajo” and i love this color way .. perfect for our autumn holiday, and i thin this piece is a great beginning to setting a dining table for thanksgiving, and beyond!

now let me say a word about hand dyed fabrics. 
compared to the current cost of batiks, now about $13.00 to $13.50 a yard; a hand dyed fabric is priced at $18 a yard.  i’d say that’s quite a great price especially when you consider the hours involved, the care in ensuring they are colorfast, and of course, by buying you are supporting an artist, who very much depends and relies on our support to continue investing and producing beautiful products.  
vicki is truly an ARTIST in my book!  
she’s a true craftsman, like many are, but i cannot tell you how much i enjoy going to what i now call, “my vicki stash” of hand dyed, custom created, beauties!!

and that is what i did … therefore, enter into the scene of “autumn paisley!”
now this is not exactly new to me.  in an earlier piece with the same gradient base fabric, i created a poppy art quilt, and i loved that overall look so much, i decided to stencil {with a sweet Rebecca Baer paisley stencil}, using my paintstiks, to create a much larger piece. 

autumn paisley is also listed in my etsy store

needless to say, i had a great time!  
{in case i forget to tell ya!}

do you love hand dyed fabric?
have you ever purchased any?
would you like to win some? 
if so…

i am giving a piece of it away ~ 1/4 yard of this beautiful navajo gradient created by the fabulous hands of vicki.
yes, i really am. 
really.

just leave me a comment … anything you’d like.
i’d love to hear from you!
and if you’d like, go visit vicki’s etsy store.  you can view the gradients i drool over, right here!
winner announced next Monday, November 3rd.
blessings on your day!
xo
leslie

Comments 25

  1. You and your blog are so special! I love the hand dyed fabric! So lucky to have a couple of your wonderful pieces, which I enjoy every day. Vicki's shop is great also. Thank you both.

  2. Your photos, quilting, and comments inspire me! Vicki's shop was a delight to peruse -as was yours. Blessings to you. Doreen

  3. Beautiful table runner you made, love how the feather is done in colored threads. The feather detail looks like a nice long wiggly plume, just give the fabric the little touch it needed – perfect. Always loved hand dyes and batiks. The colors in this piece are WONDERFUL. Yes, I would love to win it. New follower on Bloglovin. 24Tangent@gmail.com

  4. I love Vicki's work , she truly is an artist . I love hand dyed fabrics and yes I have bought some a few times but would sure love to have some of Vicki's fabric , thanks for the chance .

  5. I love hand dyed so much I had to start doing it myself and it is so much fun. Vicki is on my daily blog roll as she is such a prolific artist, as are you. Don't put me in the hat for this prize – coals to Newcastle and all that!

  6. Your feather is stunning. I would love to win the fabric. I haven't purchased hand dyed fabric, I would be afraid to cut into it. Thanks for the chance.

  7. I simply love your feathers and paisleys. You've got them mastered! And you're right – your runner is perfect for a holiday table 🙂

  8. I love the beautiful colors Vicki creates and I love your FMQ on this fabric. Here, here to supporting the creative talents of artists!

  9. Thanks for another giveaway! I think hand dyed fabrics are worth every penny! I have a piece waiting … being inspired by your work … just waiting for a time, idea and the guts to stitch into it. Vendulka

  10. Oooooh would love to win. Have been wanting to try Vicki's creations! That being said, I think it should go to Teresa for her Birthday.

  11. This beautiful fabric is the perfect complement to your beautiful stitching! Thanks so much for everything that you and Vicki share!

  12. Leslie, I don't know how you constantly turn out such beautiful works of art! I do realize it helps to have the perfect fabrics to work with, and Vicki's hand-dyes are indeed amazing! That Navajo color gradient is drop dead gorgeous!!!!

    Now, I wouldn't want to be accused of anything improper of course – but Monday is my birthday :*D I think that would make an excellent birthday present, don't you? Just sayin' *wink* One more year before the Big Six-O! Now I need to go wipe the drool off my chin before someone begins to think this birthday is a sign of impending senility and they slap me in restraints LOL!!!!

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