Sunday, October 13, 2013

Quilting Stencils

Hopscotch from Super Simple Quilts with Alex Anderson & Liz
About three years ago I decided to start quilting.  My very first project was a small baby quilt for my niece.  I wasn't sure if she was going to be a niece or nephew so I went with a gender neutral blanket made out of different colors of polka dot fabric.  One thing I learned right away with this project is that they weren't kidding when they said 1/4in seam.  By the time all was said and done I was able to make this quilt come together but it took some finagling.  I was very proud of how the first one turned out but didn't do much actual quilting on this.

Since then I have made three more baby quilts and currently am working on my first large quilt.  One thing I learned was the importance of knowing where I was going when quilting.  I bought a couple pre-made stencils to help with this but they didn't seem to fit the way I wanted them to.

I decided to use my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a stencil that I could re-size. I found a stencil image I liked and imported it into the Silhouette Studio Software program.