collage basics ~ choosing scale

Leslie McNeilArt and Collage Quilts, Blogs, Patterns, Tutorial 3 Comments

hi everyone! today, i’m showing you examples of recent fabric choices i purchased  not only for the graphic quality they possess, or the size {scale} of each, but even mores because of the variety of scale within each fabric. understanding scale is vital in collage. it helps soften, layer and adds important visual interest, as well as movement throughout any collage, art, or …

a duo of new collaged pillows ~

Leslie McNeilArt and Collage Quilts, Patterns 21 Comments

good morning glories ~   everything in the shop is 10% with free shipping but until Monday.  see the previous post for the coupon code 🙂 and thank you! i’ve enjoyed making a few more collaged pillows ~ from “my heart to give” collage pattern.  i sure do love the new contemporary fabrics so prevalent in the market right now and incorporating …

a heart to give for… christmas collage pillows ~

MarveLes Art StudiosArt and Collage Quilts, Blogs 5 Comments

hi friends ~yes.  more… christmas!this is my color recipe:  think shades of red.  {dark, medium and light values in florals}; that would be pinks/purples/reds.  think greens, including  even spring-like yellow-greens and forest greens.  sprinkle black and white for sparkle, and the dominant, bright bold red of poinsettia, and you have a lovely {and lively} christmas color palette.perfect for a pillow! i’ve made …

a double needle ~ triple straight stitch inspiration and a prayer

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hi friends ~just three little words… “triple straight stitch” can triple your joy, and multiply into a big impact…a sweet friend who had taken my collage class, recently brought her “a heart to give” collage pillow top to show me one day as i was working at the shop…and oh my. how she blessed my socks off!  bless her heart. you see, …

a vintage heart ~ collage pillow

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greetings this last friday of august ~ oh gosh, i wish it weren’t so, although a bit of cool and rainy fall weather i pray, is desperately needed here in the west to battle the tremendous fires happening in this area.  the smoke is the worst i’ve ever seen it here in central montana.back in the sewing studio, a custom …

dear heart vacation at flathead lake ~

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hi friends ~ a few highlights of heart time spent at the lake with sweet friends… of course, we bring {just a few} projects along… because that’s what our hearts love to do ~ spending precious time together, laughing, creating, reading and relaxing… conversations about our faith walk, and learning to wade deeper into a life of grace… on every level… hopefully. …