autumn sunset leaves art quilt ~

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hello!well, the snow has arrive and is steadily and determinedly coming down from our october skies!  ahhh yes.  glad to have put out some sunflower seed heads for our little birdies yesterday.  it’s gonna be a cold one today.  so, in that vein, as the leaves will soon make their yearly departure, here is an art quilt that reflects the …

Sketchbook ~ Twinkling Leaves

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Helllloooo! {just imagine Tigger’s voice from Winnie the Pooh!} Well, the leaves mostly gone… except for those living in my imagination or on the sketchbook page! I have really enjoyed playing ~ layering different types of watercolors with this particular page, though.  I began with a base layer of watercolor with the Peerless brand of watercolor papers.  Then I added the …

A Time for Gathering In Thankfulness

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The leaves are all gone, except in our home!  This is a favorite fall wall hanging… lots of couching, lots of feathers in the background, and fun stitching I enjoyed doing VERY much!  I loved practicing my feathers on this little Quilt.  And it’s part of a little ‘vignette’ I enjoy as part of our Thanksgiving decorations.    It’s a “Wooly …

Take A Walk With Me ~

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C’mon!  Take a walk with me in my neighborhood…  The beautiful fall leafy season will soon be like ‘walking down memory lane’ as the phrase goes. As I was driving home yesterday evening, I was particularly struck by this couch on the boulevard… cushions of couched leaves… now there’s a new concept?!!!  I just HAD to stop and take photographs, …

Leave It Beautiful in Twilight

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Twilight.  Leaves.  Fall.  The paintstik’d leaves with purple-blue-magenta rich tones were my inspiration to begin. And I decided to try them on a deep, rich, traditional brown; a batik with lighter toned brown swirls… perfect for the fall theme. I loved the contrast, too. Purple on brown.  And even better, I liked how the brown batik grounded the entire quilt, …

Shimmer and Shine

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Have you ever used Art Glitter?  Personally, it’s my favorite brand as a glitter product.  It’s ultra fine, incredibly reflective, gorgeous… and goes a long way.  It’s also totally washable, after heat setting.  And it comes with a glue bottle that has a very fine tip.  So I’d thought I’d try it on my newly painted paintstik’d leaves.  I didn’t …

Red Autumn ~ Finished

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Changing winds… changing threads!  This is how Red Autumn finished out:  The re-hashing thread choices also inspired me to add trapunto to each leaf. Once that decision was made, I was ready to start.  I first started by ‘edging’ each leaf with a couching technique, using the #39 foot.  Then each leaf was quilted in the vein lines once the …