Rebecca Baer ~ Give~a~Way

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Hi everyone!  

Been playin’ hard, starting Friday evening, first thing home from work!  This is the first of my give-a-ways for JANUARY … 2013~ Yay!

There’s many pics here… and many prizes!  I’m giving this Table Runner away:

 It is simply pieced, and simply quilted… It’s a bit more poofy~fluffy, as it’s not heavily quilted, but I hope you will think it’s sweet and charming as I do.  Size:  9.5″ wide by 23″ long.  {It’s way cuter in ‘real’ life}  It’s also a definite turn toward a spring color palette, too!  I had a fun time thinking of the words I wanted to quilt into it, and I think they are all great ones to take into this Grand New Year...

I was so blessed to begin these blocks by using this elegant stencil design, courtesy of Rebecca Baer, who sent the stencil to me, along with a couple others.  And one to GIVE AWAY to one lucky reader!  This is the Paisley Swirl…  one thing about Rebecca’s designs, they are incredibly CLASSIC!  I love her style.

 My first application for color was to use S.E.i. Tumble Dye’s; a spray bottle type of dye. I only have a few colors, but that is definitely part of the fun, to make your own!

 I love this intricate design

and then … a second layer through the stencil, of Lumiere fabric paint.  {I love layers!}

 Time to get fun and messy!  {Pardon the not-so-pretty hands!}

 Ooohh  ~ this is pretty!  I was excited when I lifted up the stencil to see this total design with the fabric come to light:

 and this one… more subtle, but also serenely elegant:

 and yes… this one, too… with a touch of gold.

 Scrumptdillyiscious! The top layer is with the stencil called “Strokework” {go see her site – you’re gonna find lots to love!}

I  made small crosses from the fabrics, too.  These can either hang on a wall, or be used as a bookmark. {great for a variety of occasions} ~ I’ve giving away THREE of them:

“love… never… ends” is quilted into this cross

Here’s a shot of the hand-painted fabric I already had made a couple summers ago… just happened to be a terrific complement to the stenciled fabric blocks.  I didn’t plan it that way, but was tickled to see it worked out great:

 and here’s the pretty stencils I’ve been experimenting with.  I love this houndstooth design, and can’t wait to use it on some paper and canvases, too!

 And this lovely too: {terrific quilting design inspiration here}

And here’s the one we’re giving away:

 Five prizes.  Table Runner. Three crosses, and the stencil.

Here’s the scoop on entering the give-a-way:  

Leave a comment.  For a second entry, become a follower of the blog, or share this post any way you’d like on social media, and let me know how you did it.  For a third entry, you can let us know what is your favorite design by visiting Rebecca’s online store.

Winners announced next Friday! Thanks so much for hanging in with me in the new year… so blessed to be a small part of your world, and happy to look forward to 2013 with you all.

Soli  Deo Gloria~

Comments 25

  1. *Bummer* How in the world did I miss this?! 🙁 What a fantastic giveaway… your art is always so pretty!! xo

  2. What a wonderful way to incorporate traditional painting related items with traditional fabric designs. I love the layering techniques. You've got my creativity flowing!

  3. This is my first time here and it is because of Rebecca. I am so happy she told us about your beautiful quilt art and now to have an opportunity to win a give away. This is great! It goes without saying you are on my favorite list.

  4. I love the use of Rebecca's stencils! Thanks so much for sharing. Beautiful way to transform fabric into a work of art ♥

  5. I am a fellow Montanan (west of the Rockies near Flathead Lake) and have been following your blog for a couple of months. Love your outlook on life! And your art — I would love to be able to machine quilt like you do. Thanks for sharing!

    Linda Sauer, Proctor, Montana

  6. Just visited Rebecca's site and lots of great stuff there , I love the stencils and the Baroque Borders in particular. I have book marked her site .

  7. Your work is an inspiration , so unique and lovely .I would be thrilled to win any one of these prizes and I am a follower ,love receiving your posts by email , that way I never miss one! Thanks for the chance.

  8. Looks like you had a blast creating the stenciled fabric for your projects! One of these years I am going to have to retire so I have more time to play around with projects like these.

  9. I even liked on facebook!!! 🙂 I'm running late from yesterday and early today. Maybe this is a good chance for a great win. Blessings Les!

  10. oooh, choosing is hard. I like the border options and just when I decided I hit tea cups and mugs and artist supplies! I dunna know!!! lol

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