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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Stencil

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Top and backing are ready, it's time now to prepare the hand quilting pattern.

I am glad that, searching among all my stencils, I found the perfect one to fit in the plain squares.
To draw the lines on the fabric, I am not using anymore the blue washable marker, too expensive and getting dry too fast. I am very satisfied with the charcoal pencil 2B that is almost invisible once stitched above, and completely invisible after the first washing.

Next step basting... in my next post.

27 comments:

  1. Your flower is the perfect size! Can't wait to see your progress as you quilt this one! Happy stitching to you!

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  2. Un joli patch réalisé entièrement dans la pure tradition et quilté main..c'est très agréable et on voit les avancées petit a petit ! Bravo !!

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    1. Merci Agnes, je suis contente de reprendre le quilting main.

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  3. That is a perfect stencil for the space! Enjoy hand stitching!

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  4. Perfect way to use your stencil. I will enjoy watching your progress with your hand quilting!

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  5. This is going to be so cute! I agree--those pens dry up way too fast for what we pay for them!

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  6. I LOVE the vintage look of this quilt! The liberty fabrics are soooo beautiful. Well done Christine!!!

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  7. That flower stencil is great. You have many pretty stencils. I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your stencil marking, I am not good at that and try to avoid it by using straight lines, but I would like to try some new stencils I have. Off to buy a charcoal pencil!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your stencil marking, I am not good at that and try to avoid it by using straight lines, but I would like to try some new stencils I have. Off to buy a charcoal pencil!

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  10. Nice to see someone else using pencil. I have seen far too many horror stories with those blue pens to ever want to try them. My very first quilt I use blue ball point pen....I did not know any better. But, with Fels Naptha and a little nail brush it all came out. After that I switched to pencil...that was over 20 years ago and never had any problems getting the marks out.

    I will have to try the stencils...great idea for variety as I usually draw a loop de loop, free hand.
    blessings, jill

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  11. Your flower stencil is a perfect fit. I too use the pencil to mark or the hera marker. I agree those blue pens sure don't last long and I have never had the soft lead pencil not wash out! Is that a Pepper Cory stencil with the bird on it? Looks very Pennsylvannia Dutch!

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  12. Your flower is the perfect touch for this quilt. Thank you for the marking tip!

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  13. The flower pattern fits perfectly within the square you wish to quilt. Great choice.

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  14. That flower design is just right for your quilt! I always have a hard time deciding how to quilt a quilt.

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  15. The flower stencil is perfect! I also use a charcoal pencil. I really enjoy your posts Christine and am looking forward to your quilting progress. This is such a beautiful quilt.

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  16. un très joli quilting en perspective !

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  17. Your pattern would suit perfectly your quilt!
    great!

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  18. I love stencils but have found that over the years, the quality of the plastic has gotten thinner. Have fun quilting...

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  19. Those flowers drawn using the stencil are perfect for those squares. Can't wait to see how cute they look all stitched up!

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  20. I am always afraid to use a pencil for marking, I will have to try this one.
    xx

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  21. I always use the pencil. I'm glad to read that I'm not the only one. In my opinion, the simplest way is often the best way. :-)

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  22. I was wondering what you used to mark with and if it comes out. I have so much trouble with seeing the marks when using stencils. These look nice and easy to follow.

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  23. Perfect quilting pattern! Yes, I've had problems before with blue pens & now use a soft pencil. Look forward to watching your progress with this!

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  24. Perfect quilting pattern! Yes, I've had problems before with blue pens & now use a soft pencil. Look forward to watching your progress with this!

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  25. A charming stencil for a charming quilt. I see you have Pepper Cory's book in your first photo. She taught me to hand quilt.Wonderful teacher!

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