collage inspiration and winners!

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hello ~  time nearly got away from me; have been travelling lately visiting my dad and mom in billings mt, and cleaning… {make that purging} our entire home!  yay!  {feels sooo good}.  and … lots of great exercise!  {maybe not so much}.  but a workout for sure, hauling boxes and books, fabric, patterns, clothing, knick knacks… and “inheritances” i’ve stored of my gramma and mom’s things.  time to “make a way!”

in the meantime, i am honored to share a beautiful collage from my “painted pony” ~ sunblossom pattern. this one made by my friend chris from washington, who will also be teaching this collage class in her area and quilt shop located in mount vernon washington, to be specific!  yay!   i love the quilting!  {go figure}!  but i also lvoe the entire creative way she put her together, and so one more inspirational piece for you to be encouraged to make your very own masterpiece collaged and quilted art! 

and a buffalo that WON first place in the Abilene TX quilt show this june! created by my friend vickie.  it’s very very wonderful!  i love the personality this buffalo exhibits!  it’s really quite charming!  she added the extra leg in the back, too, as i did.  {and i love that tail!!} and… vickie is working on a st. bernard dog now, too!  wouldn’t we love to see that one?  {yes!}

and then just a roundup… highlights and reposting some photos that i hope will keep on… or further inspire you to jump into the magical world of collage:

and the winners of my pattern give-a-way ~ courtesy of mr. brian mcneil… who randomly picked three numbers, and they are:

comment #16 from “kathyE” and you win BOTH of my newest patterns: “big blooms” and “my cup overflows” ~ congratulations!

AND… {that’s not all!}  of course, if you’ve been reading my blog, you know i always love to add something “more”… and to offer a bit more than what was expected… because it is a blessing to me to do so!  the next winners are:

#21 commenter “vickie” ~ you win one pattern… of your choice!

#7 commenter “allisonCB” ~ you also win a pattern of your choice!

just contact me with information, and i’ll get these out to you soon!

thanks for supporting my etsy store, and this blog ~ i am grateful, and always blessed!  it’s fun, and i love doing it, sharing, growing and learning with all of you.  i so appreciate all of your kind comments, words of encouragement, and know that i enjoy hearing from each one of you!!

oh, and i almost forgot ~ because i was late posting … i’ve EXTENDED the SALE in my etsy shop until JULY 15th! the coupon codes: 30PERCENT for 30% off any item {not just patterns but the whole store} or you can also use coupon code 5DOLLARSOFF any purchase $12 minimum, in my posted  here!

thank you!
bless your july day!
soli deo gloria

Comments 5

  1. Thanks for showing my buffalo, aka " Mr. Black Hills Bison"! FYI…….he won a 1st place ribbon at the Abilene, TX quilt show back in June and so did my deer. I saw your collage quilts and fell in love with the process, so thanks for all your postings and inspiration, I do learn a lot from reading your blog. I am working on a St. Bernard dog for someone right now. ….Am I LUCKY #21?

  2. Very inspiring to see all of the lovely collages. I am finally working on picking out colors for a small quilt. I think the color is the most difficult process since you really can't see the end result! Love your posts!

  3. Woohooo! Leslie, I am so excited to be a winner! I'm considering this a birthday present (it was the 11th), so it is extra special! You have been blessed with such unique talents. Thank you sooo much!

  4. Wow !!! How exciting to see my quilt posted on your blog, Leslie !!!!! He has been named "Sunny " by my friends at the quilt shop !!
    I am truly honored……you have given me so much inspiration from your blog….I am truly blessed !

    I do hope we can meet up soon !!!
    Hugs, Chris

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