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Stencil Hop: Flower Piecing

Today's stencil hop features two very talented ladies who are experienced stencil hoppers, back for more stencil action:

  • Leslie Tucker Jenison: Leslie is a prolific quilter based in San Antonio, TX.  She has appeared numerous times on Quilting Arts TV and has an hour-long instructional DVD called DIY Surface Design.  She has been published in myriad books and magazines, including Quilting Arts Magazine.
  • Tammy Tutterow: Tammy teaches a ton of online classes, both on her blog and at Big Picture Classes.  She also has a roster of upcoming in-person classes, including several in Italy!  Be sure to check out her etsy shop for project kits, jewelry, and lots of ribbon.

I sent these two ladies the Flower Piecing stencil:

Given the title, it probably won't be surprising to you that when I originally designed the stencil I had intended for people to trace the shapes and create paper pieced flowers like so:

I think there are a lot of different possibilities and configurations you could do with just these few parts.

I also think the overall pattern of the stencil is awesome.  You can make gorgeous patterned paper like this:

Paper that I used to create this surprisingly simple and graphic layout:

Watch the video to see me make the paper and then put the layout together:

I used the 12x12 version of the stencil to create an overall pattern on some green fabric, which in turn I stitched into this cute little clutch:

If you would like to win the Flower Piecing Stencil in 12x12 and 6x6 leave an answer to the following question in the comments section:

Which of today's hop projects made you think differently about this stencil?

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Thanks for stopping by!  Now, get hopping:


P.S. The winner of the Stars & Circles Stencil in 6x6 and 12x12 is...

Congratulations Julie!  (Love your name, btw!)  E-mail me with your mailing address and I'll get those stencils out to you!