Born Again {My New} Crosses ~ {and giveaway!}

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hi friends ~

oh gosh… i am so soooo glad it’s the weekend already!!  woot!

today i’m excited to show you how i recently decided to change things up a bit! i went through all the quilts i’ve had for sale in the etsy shop, and decided there were a few things that needed ‘new life! ‘  so i cut ’em up!

don’t get me wrong ~ i loved these quilts!  they were fun to make, and i learned so much from just the actual making of them. but it  was time.  and i didn’t even hesitate ~ i was that sure it would be exciting… and a great adventure to “see beyond” and see them become new life! {yay}

some were cut up into crosses.  these are sized at 2.5″ x 5.5″ approximately.  perfect little bookmarks.  i’ve posted about them before, and you may have seen them if you’ve been reading the blog for awhile.  but this time it was even more special.  and i just loved how they turned out!!!

if you have a minute to see what these quilts looked like, check out the picture below.  or you can see my original post about this little paper/journal quilt {here}.

“Joy” {comes in the morning}  Yes!  It does!

i made a few hearts from this quilt, too. i’ll show the hearts in a future post. it was a dramatic change and… soooo fun. 

… dug through some of my jars of ribbons and embellishments, and found this special little embroidered rose trim.  it was given to me in a big old vintage hat box that someone found at a garage sale, and gave to meisn’t it sweet?  i thought it was a perfect home for it!

these are all newly listed in my shop!  {two or more you get a discount}.  let me know what you think?

i’ve got some new ones on my cutting table… and i’m going to give one of them away.  leave a comment on today’s post.  winner announced one week from today {on this blog}.  i’d love to send one to YOU!!!

and! {another one to be given away on studio jru’s blog today too!}

quite the ‘new life’ change, don’t you think?  love the freedom i have to make that kind of change.  and…

i’m so glad i said yes!   

you can win one of the crosses, as well as a little journal quilt i made from some paper fabric i made, which is being offered by jennifer at the STUDIO JRU blogcheck out all the details at studio jru today!!!

blessings~and have a great weekend~!  I can’t wait!!
soli deo gloria! 
and linking up here… playdates at the wellspring
beautiful blog!


thanking the Lord for all the good things He has done for me… and for us!

Comments 12

  1. Leslie, your art is so beautiful! What lovely work you do. I am a big fan of Jennifer's and I'm so pleased to become acquainted with your lovelies as well. And now, I'm heading over to Jennifer's–I hope I'm not too late!

  2. I don't think I could have cut into that beautiful quilt Leslie but what stunning results!
    I already have one of your beautiful crosses so pleas don't enter me!

  3. i love how the beautiful quilt took on a new life in these crosses! they are so gorgeous, leslie. and i *love* that heart!! thank you so much for donating to the giveaway! xo

  4. I've been looking at your log for a while.first post I think! Have to say how pretty your "new" quilt pieces are. Kind of what God does to us.takes us,reworks us and makes us into something new. I'm hoping that I have roses on me! Thank you for the chance to win a "new creation".

  5. I love the fact you had the courage to cut through the beautiful art piece and create even more beautiful art pieces . Thanks for the chance to win one of these crosses and enjoy your weekend.

  6. Leslie, Of course, the crosses are beautiful! Sometimes, God needs to cut to the quick for another beautiful thing to be created, reborn, renewed, BORN AGAIN! Barbara

  7. Leslie, these are amazing! It takes some courage to cut up something, but you made beautiful new little pieces of art! They look gorgeous!

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