autumn splendor ~ a hand painted quilt

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good day ~ 

leaves… leaves… leaves!  always a fun, artistic motif to play with, especially this time of year.  and i have a gorgeous view in my imagination!

this is how it plays out:

first, i hand-painted the leaves with silks acrylic glaze paints. and i added free motion quilting in two motifs, tiny stippling and miniature feathers.  a bit of bobbin play for dimension, and sparkle, and well, because… it was really fun!  the top and bottom edges were cut wavy, and the sides are deliberately not perfectly straight… it is designed to be a table runner or a wall hanging.   

the stems of the leaves are couched with a very stiff, wirey metallic thread called “facets” i found when we were visiting in washington state. i purchased it at the quilting bee in spokane.

and i’ve been using this new quilters dream orient batting. {love!}  so smooth, and wonderful to quilt.

it’s for sale in my etsy shop.  

thank you for taking time to stop by!  

blessings on your day

Comments 11

  1. Yummy Leaves Leslie! Just love what you do with a bit of thread girl.

    My Best To you,
    LuAnn in Oregon

  2. I'm speechless. Takes my breath away. Is the wee bits beads or just close stipples? I do believe you have outdone yourself! 🙂

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