Monday, November 25, 2013

Stencil with Thread......kinda

Actually, this post probably should have been titled "Appreciation",  I often think the best way to know if someone appreciates a gift, is to see them making use of it.

In my last post, I wrote about a wonderful gift of stencils and book that I received from Margaret Applin,  I thought you might like to see what I did with one of those stencils this weekend.

I stenciled with thread...well......not exactly, I traced the stencil outline onto black cotton and then proceeded to fill the spaces (spaces you might normally fill with paint) with a simple seed or "kantha" stitch. Another gift I won, some time ago, is a whole box full of fabulous Aurifil thread. (12 large spools of 12wt variegated lusciousness)......Yes...every bit of the gorgeous colour you see came from that one spool........heck.....even those adorable little "rabbit"scissors were a gift, they came to me from Mary over at Quilt Hollow



Aurifil Mako 12/2  Colour #4657  this one flows from white to yellow to orange to fushia....Beautiful!

We all have been given gifts in life.........use and appreciate them

22 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

I love how this looks. Great idea. I love that stencil by Margaret.

Ineke said...

Wow, I love it.

Brenda said...

fabulous idea! and great thread too.

Karin said...

Beautiful Love it. You just always make my creative bones so happy with your ideas and posts.

thriftstorecrafter.com said...

Stunning. What a great idea!

Ginney Camden said...

What a great idea. It is beautiful!

The Inside Stori said...

You continue to amaze me....great idea...great finished product!!!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness all by hand and so perfectly spaced! Lovely!
What a cool idea :0)

Happy Sewing

Glenda said...

i love how all things creative overlap and merge. Quilting,scrapbooking,photography,painting,pottery,weaving,stencilling.....and a whole bunch more.
And I really love how one persons creative joy ignites another, and another......
Thanks for sharing Jill. There are a lot of light bulb moments for us as we read your blog posts.

Mary Ann said...

Lovely:)

Mary-Kay Colman said...

At first glance I thought it was painted but then I saw the spool of thread. It's beautiful!

Leslie McNeil said...

beautifully gifted, and beautifully crafted!!

Robbie said...

Just beautiful!

What Comes Next? said...

what an excellent idea - and a fabulous way to show appreciation!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Oh yeah...totally awesome!

marsha said...

I really like this!

Renate said...

Great way to show that you appreciate the gift. Wonderful use of stitchery too! Must try this sometime.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely!
Greetings from Finland! :)
Ulla's Quilt World
Hugs, Ulla

Createology said...

What a beautiful and unique way to use a stencil. Your seed stitching is lovely filling in the spaces. Yes...to use and appreciate the gifts we are given is the ultimate thank you. Stunning Heart Dear...

Diane J. Evans said...

Thank you for always sharing YOUR gifts with all of us. This is so unique, Jill -- and so YOU. Lovely.

Diane

Amy Art Quilter & Fyber Cafe said...

Wow, great imagination, hard to believe that is all from just one spool of thread, don't take those variegated for granted.

Linda Poole said...

Everything you do Jill is just beautiful!

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