Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Baptist fan stencil from "Fun with Barb"


 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.



No photos, but I am about halfway done with the quilting and so far so good.  Wobbly and I'm definitely still a novice after all these years, but I'm so pleased so far!



8 comments:

  1. It's going to be fabulous - loved seeing how you mark it with this great stencil! I have used these markers in the past and was happy with them too.

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  2. Enjoy reading about all your projects. You've got a lot going on. Love the way the fan stencil looks on your quilt. So appealing!

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  3. I'm so glad you like the stencil! It makes for fast marking and quilting. Are you using a walking foot? It really helps keep the arcs smooth.
    Looking forward to seeing the finish.

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    1. Barb - free motion with the darning foot! Doh! Didn't even consider the walking foot. Because this is a practice piece, I will switch to the walking foot to finish!

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  4. Woohoo! What an inspiration for me to start something to use with my newly acquired stencil from Barb. I am planning on using it for my Quilty circle quilt, but that is quite a way down the road so I will have to come up with something! I love this quilt!

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  5. I remember making one of those stencils long, long ago using a sheet of plastic from a folder and a soldering iron. I thought of it as a wave design.

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  6. Oh this stencil seems to be incredible !
    I am going to wait and admire your work finished !

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  7. Oh this stencil seems to be incredible !
    I am going to wait and admire your work finished !

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