Summer Quilty Goodness ~

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Hi there!  Summer is going by so fast… as always… as life always does!  And so goes my quilting days, too.  The time just speeds by for me in pure pleasure {even with a ripper in my hands at times!}… , and I LOVE LOVE IT! There’s just something about summer that motivates me and adds  energy to my days… …

More Feather Quilting Practice ~

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Wow.  It’s already {Happy} November! And it brings more luscious hand dyed fabrics as I’ve been thumbing through the stash and trying to decide which one to put under my quilting needle ~ yay!  I have to say, I’m a little rough around the edges in my feather work, and have a couple mis-starts in quilting.  Oh how quickly skills seem to …

new ~ autumn glory ~ my new collage pattern

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good morning glories ~for many of us, autumn is our favorite season, for many reasons. one of them being the riot of color that decorates the trees in the rich colors of leaves as they turn.  the wind has pretty much taken most of the color off of our montana trees now, but i was excited to capture them in …

peachy summer feathers ~

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hello ~first, all i can say is “score!”because this hand dyed fabric from vicki welsh is a one-of-a-kind special piece… simply because she doesn’t really make it anymore. a bit of summer and sunshine in a piece of fabric.  happy and bright, warm and enticing ~ and even a bit of a tropical feel, too, especially because of the aqua colored 100% polyester thread …

izaak ~ rocky mountain bighorn sheep ~ {giveaway too}

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happy friday ~meet izaak.  the rocky mountain bighorn sheep.  big and bloomin’ he is!  that’s because he’s laying in a mountain meadow, enjoying the lush green grass of summer time livin’ ya know.  i came up with the name because a reader {thank you vickie} reminded me of a bible story; abraham, his son isaac, and the ram.  also, in glacier park, we have a …

a spring giveaway ~ link-up and.. sneak peek!

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morning glories!it’s feeling more… and more like spring!  yay!  in celebration of those warmer days and sunshine goodness, i’m giving away my new pattern to one lucky winner: “rocky ~ the rocky mountain goat.”  to enter the giveaway, you will have to “like” my facebook page {if you’ve not done so previously}, “MarveLes Art Studios” and leave a comment on the facebook …

vicki welsh’s prismastic spring gradient ~

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good monday morning friends ~as i’m looking outside, i’m thinking, “we interrupt the regular scheduled broadcast for this breaking news story.”that would be, let’s interrupt winter {in montana} for a breath of spring air!  now, lest i appear ungrateful, we’ve had nothing of the weather in the midwest, to the east coast {thank goodness}.  and we’ve had pretty balmy february …

a spring fling with collage ~ and a giveaway!

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the lawns are greening up, the winter wheat is up a couple inches and bright green in the balmy february weather we’ve been enjoying here in central montana!so why not celebrate a bit of that in a collage technique, presenting a beautiful spring table runner?  yes!  easy.  and guaranteed to brighten your day! and today is the announcement of a prize …

cool runnings ~ creating with collage

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hi ~ i’m still loving working in a series exploring more possibilities with collage.  this time, i’m trying something just a bit different than the collaged animals, but still using the lovelies {flower fabrics} i’ve patiently fused and cut.  i’ve got a few more tips on cutting those little beauties…it’s been fun to thumb through my fabrics and see what …

a rose… is a rose gradient ~

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monday greetings to you all ~well, it’s definitely not “think pink” weather… {but it is warming up!}… good thing there is always sun shining in warm, vibrant and luscious cloth in my world!  and i count myself blessed to have received a ‘special’ piece of dyed fabric from miss vicki welsh.  it was kinda a happy accident, as when i …

glacier park forest shadows ~

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happy friday!i’m humbled, and honored {and totally thrilled} to be featured on the superior blog today!  … perhaps you will take a few minutes to stop by and read my thoughts and inspiration behind “northern night lights,” a thread painted art quilt which was created just for superior. {posted here on the blog} back in the studio ~ once again, {and always!} …

red sunset gradient ~ finished

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happy thursday everyone!as promised from my earlier post {see here} here’s the finished piece from vicki’s red sunset gradient, and i decided to use three different thread colors, from the “twist” line of 40 wt polyesters from superior threads, leading out of the gate is the “light/medium blue” twist. and the green twist: and the fun feather practice in sweet …

autumn, and a gradient with a twist ~

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hello ~our autumn colors are flying away on the warm winds, and cool breezes, as we take in vistas of snowy mountain tops from the flat of the prairies… but the inspiration is still so pretty…and i hunker down in my studio, and pull out fabrics that remind me of those early fall days… this piece of hand dyed fabric is …

winners of vicki welsh’s navajo hand dyed fabric ~

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morning glories!yes… you read that title right {i hope} and i am giving away TWO  pieces of vicki’s delicious fabric in the navajo gradient! and… vicki and i are teaming up for another giveaway later this month, so please be sure to check it out… ya just never know what might happen! thank you for all the sweet and kind comments, …