I ordered this baptist fan stencil from funwithbarb and I LOVE IT. It is even bigger than I'd expected it to be. The day after I got it, I started marking this top!
Barb has a good tutorial here for how to mark a quilt with it. And today, she posted a beautiful finish using the stencil.
This sampler is something I started many many years ago, leading a block of the month class out of the old classic Quilts Quilts Quilts.
This is a fun Kaffe Fassett print for the backing (busy and forgiving). I wanted to practice using the fan stencil on a small quilt like this before deciding what to do with Hartwell Stars.
When I piece a backing, I use 1/2 inch seams and press open.
Good old crayola washable markers.