Saturday, July 16, 2016

Christmas in July Hop

Hey Art Friends and Stencil Lovers!
StencilGirl and Imagine Crafts has teamed up to give you a holiday treat!
Who can resist Christmas in July?
It's a great time to think ahead and maybe get some projects started.
I decided to delve into the idea of a table topper.
I love pretty table decorations during the Christmas season.

Let's start with some plain duck cloth...It's a nice thick cotton fabric.
I wanted it circular so began with a Pam Carriker color wheel stencil.
I gave myself some penciled in guidelines and built my design out.

I used a motif from the January 2013 StencilClub Exclusive Stencils designed by MaryBeth.
StazOn Ink in Eden Green was the perfect Christmas color!
I love StazOn Ink for both paper and fabric projects.
I used my Groove Tool and went to work.

If you look closely you will see my mistakes.
I could have taped off the stencil better than I did and protected my surface.
But I am more of a gitterdone kind of girl.
Perfectly Imperfect and all that goes with it!

So my Major design areas are done in green.
I hand stitched some accent lines in red embroidery floss.

Using Imagine Craft's fabulous Fabrico Markers I added more details.

I got it to where I liked it, added thin batting and a Christmas Plaid backing fabric.
I machine quilted around some areas both for strength and durability 
and for that puffy quilted look. 

The circular shape was cut and binding was added.

I love how it turned out.
It will make a nice addition to the holiday table!

Thanks for visiting today!

What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

We'll be picking one lucky winner
to receive $100 in Gift Certificates – a $50 Gift Certificate for StencilGirl Products and
a $50 Gift Certificate for Imagine Crafts!
Take your time and visit each blog showcased July 9, 16, & 23 and leave your comments.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
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The winner will be notified by email and announced on
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Here are the participating blog addresses...


  1. This is a very creative multimedia project. I like it.

  2. WHAT???? I never thought of stenciling on fabric! SO pretty and NO, I never did see your "mistake"! This is just beautiful. I DO quilt and embroider so I could totally do this IF I had stencils, which I am soon going to have! LOL

  3. Wow! Great idea, using stencils with embroidery... From now on I will look at stencils in a whole new way... Thank you for this wonderful inspiration!

  4. I like the hand stitched accents!


  5. So lovely and on my list of things to do with stencils.

  6. Wow, tremendous amount of work. Good job! and Enjoy!

  7. Smart!! I love this idea .. the possibilities are endless here!

  8. Wow! You got very creative with your stencils! I love the combination of the markers and the hand stitching. A treasure, Janet! :)

  9. This is so beautiful -- and it's clear that it was done by a professional! By that I mean that I would expect to see it hanging in a gift shop with a hefty price tag attached! :-)

  10. This is so beautiful. Wonderful embroidery.

  11. Beautiful! love the picture with all the Santas checking out the table cloth.

  12. I love the idea of using the color wheel as a base. Great inspiration. Thanks.

  13. Beautiful addition to the table!

  14. stencilling on fabric works even better than stamping ) What a great seasonal topper. ahsquire(at)hotmail(dot)com

  15. Wow! What a unique and creative way to use the stencils! Really beautiful work!

  16. Wow, what a lovely keepsake! The hand stitching really sets off the inked design.

  17. Janet there are no mistakes to my eye this is a beauty. Such clever use of the media. mrsjetjr at yahoo dot com

  18. Pretty holiday table topper! I love the design and the stitching details!

  19. Quilting neat idea.. Thanks for sharing

  20. There are no mistakes, only happy accidents (Bob Ross)
    Add a few more of the squiggles and nobody will know
    that they weren't supposed to be there.
    Very pretty decoration.
    thanks for sharing.

  21. What a cool effect on fabric ... love it - smilynstef at aol dot com

  22. I see some homemade gifts with this idea. Like this idea for Christmas Place matts too. Thanks! cbfigiel(at)gmail(dotcom)

  23. Very nice, Janet!I love how this turned out, imperfections and all!
    susan(dot)chesley(at)yahoo(dot com)

  24. This is lovely, Janet! If one used Insulbrite in the middle layer, the table topper could be used as a hot pad too, for those hot dishes setting on a table for a meal.

  25. Great project I love fabric almost as much as paper. Love to have table top d├ęcor. mcsuetexas(at)yahoo(dotcom)

  26. Thank you for sharing this idea! I recently visited the quilt museum in Paducah, KY and was reminded of the beauty of quilting when I saw your beautiful work.

  27. Great project!!.....very nice!!

  28. I really love this. I am mandala crazy right now and this makes me happy.

  29. this would be great on a tree skirt too. BHaig3553(at)gmail(dotcom)

  30. Wow! That turned out super cool!!

  31. Ditto...WOW!! That is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

  32. A girl after my own heart with a fabric/stitching project!! I always am challenged to use my supplies across areas of creativity. Thanks for the inspiration!

  33. Brilliant project. Impeccable stenciling and gorgeous painting. What a lovely and useful decor piece for the holidays!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  34. WOWsers! I've never seen anything like this and am just blown away. What a gorgeous home decor piece you've created! Fabulous for gifts too. TFS Hugs, Kristina kristina (at) craftypaws (dot us)

  35. So much eye candy! Where do I begin? Everything is just lovely! Thanks