Friday, November 8, 2013

Stencil Girl Hop Featuring Jane LaFazio

So Many Things to be Grateful for.....
 
My Love for Wool Applique goes back many years.
When I saw the Texas Red Oak Stencil by Jane LaFazio
I knew I could incorporate her Leaf and Acorn shapes
into a gift for my son and his wife.
They moved into a new house this summer
and their kitchen is red and brown.
I think they need a fall table runner, don't you?
 This is not as hard as it looks, my friends! Trust me!
Start with Freezer Paper from your local grocery store.
Trace your stencil shapes onto the paper side and cut them out.
Iron the shiny side onto your wool, cut these out
and place on to your background piece.
Peel the paper off..isn't that cool?
I usually baste the shapes down so I can carry it
to where I want to do the handwork.
Wool applique is great
while you are watching football on tv with the hubby!
Or your DVR'd shows so you can FF through the commercials!



Then you just stitch down the edges with wool thread
or cotton floss or pearl cotton.
Wool is very forgiving.
You don't really see the stitches much
if you use a similar colored thread.

 

 
 After the leaf and acorn shapes were all stitched down
I embroidered the leaf veins and details
with a plain stem stitch in a contrasting thread.
Now to decide on the border.....
Hmmm...red and brown is the obvious choice!

 To me, this is the hardest part because I am not a math person.
I eyeballed it to get it centered
and managed to sew the border patchwork
so it fit pretty well! Not bad!
 
 And then to finish it....
Not everyone has a longarm quilt machine to do the quilting part.
It would look awesome quilted by hand too.
This is just how I do it....
 It kind of looks like the wind is blowing them around !
I love how it turned out!


Look at that depth and texture!
Solid yet Puffy!
The wool is so Scrumptious!!!!
Yes!
Lucious and Scrumptious!
I am so Grateful for the Beauty in this world!
 
Okay now friends...
Please visit all the Hop Artists today.
And don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs
since there is a GiveAway from StencilGirl Products!
 
Thanks for visiting!
 

 
Thanks and Happy Arting!
 


52 comments:

  1. i second that. amazing how the colors pop with the quilting!

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  2. It turned out soooo beautiful!! The background quilting looks like wind!! Love it

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  3. Luscious and scrumptious three times over. What a fabulous piece. Thanks for showing the process.

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  4. Janet, your table runner is beautiful, but your machine quilting is just stunning! I love it and I'm sure your son and daughter-in-law will too!

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  5. I love working with wool ... so yummy! Love how you used the stencil ... another brilliant use for them that I never would have thought of LOL!

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  6. wow! love how the stencil inspired your beautiful piece! thanks so much for participating in the blog hop!

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  7. Wow I love your quoted pied.. I came over via the blog hop and have been amazed by all the artists.. Thank you very much for the inspiration. :)

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  8. Fabulous!!
    I've never worked with wool!

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  9. What an AMAZING gift for your son and his wife.
    I love the wind swirls/texture you created in this table runner, too!
    AWESOME!!

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  10. Lovely fall quilt. I love the design you chose for filling in too. You've done this before! LOL. Really great work.

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  11. Beautiful wool table runner! It has been awhile since I have sat and hand sewn anything. Going to have to relax and do that. And I want that long arm quilter - really cool!!

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  12. Your project is truly beautiful and I love how you used the stencil in a new way.

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  13. Beautiful table runner, and creative use of Jane's stencils. Thanks for sharing

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  14. How lovely, Janet! You make it look so easy!

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  15. Lucky family to get such an artful gift! Will you adopt me ?!

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  16. Well, that's gorgeous! Haven't quilted in years. Would love to win a Jane stencil.

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  17. All I can say is, "Oh, WOW!" Wish I could quilt like that.

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  18. WOW ... you make it look really easy!!! Gorgeous!!! I do not sew let alone quilt but my sister wants a long arm quilting machine and she has been sewing her entire life ... I am so glad I got to see this ... I will be posting the link for this on Facebook on her wall so she can see it too :)

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  19. Wow - that's just incredible. I don't quilt, but after seeing yours I wish I did! It's beautiful.

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  20. Another great idea! How will I ever be able to keep up with these blog hop ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Wow what a good idea! can't wait to try this one.

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  22. Another great idea and that background quilting really makes the leaves pop!
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  23. this is one of the most beautiful fall projects i've ever seen. i love the wool texture, and then adding quilting, too!!! {beautifully done!} loved it!

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  24. WOW! Will you make me one of these also! It is gorgeous! It really does look like the wind is blowing those gorgeous leaves all around! TFS!

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  25. that is so awesome. i love sewing. great idea. thanks so much for the idea, inspiration and chance to win. xoxo

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  26. Beautiful table runner! Grateful for a chance to win!

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  27. Ok, Janet.. now that's just showing off. LOL.. I'm so kidding.. Really, though.. oh my goodness.. that's amazing. Your talent runneth over.

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  28. Wow, beautiful fall project! Thanks for this fun chance to win.

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  29. I love the way you quilted this piece!

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  30. I am in awe of how you quilted this by machine. Nice project!

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  31. I have never quilted before! I loved the whole process! Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us! I am grateful for my bedroom window view of the trees changing season after season ..

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  32. What a great quilt. Indeed it does look like the wind is blowing! I am grateful for all the unique artists sharing in this hop.

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  33. Outstanding job! I know they will love it.

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  34. I'm also a quilter and I like the way you used Jane's stencil for your runner.

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  35. Beautifully done! The swirls in the stitching accentuate the leaves so well.

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  36. What a cute idea! Could be a wall hanging,too!!

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  37. wow-love seeing different uses for stencils. my mom is a quilter and I can't wait to show her your beautiful table runner!

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  38. Absolutely AMAZING use of the stencil!!!!!

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  39. You took a leaf stencil to a whole other level and I love it!

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  40. What a beautiful autumn quilt you have created for your children. I'm sure it will be hung in a special place or honor in their home.

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  41. Absolutely amazing and heartwarming heirloom project. They will surely treasure it always. Lovimg art! Love the fall colours too. tfs be blessed, Suzanne :)

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  42. WOW!!! Janet- what a totally fabulous piece! The runner is gorgeous!

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  43. I love using the stencils and wool together - perfect!

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