Friday, August 30, 2013

Jellybean Row...and a StencilGirl Blog Hop

Today I'm playing along in another StencilGirl blog hop using Jamie Fingal's awesome "Houses" stencil.

A few years ago, my husband and I visited Newfoundland, and while in St. John's, I fell in love with the wonderfully colourful Victorian rowhouses in the downtown area.  As soon as I saw Jamie's stencil, I knew I had to play with it to create my version of those pretty rows of colour.

I pulled out some of my hand dyed cottons, echoing the colour palette I remembered from St. John's.  I also pulled out some black acrylic paint, an old paintbrush (my stencilling brush was at home...and I was not!) and the Houses stencil.





I centred the stencil onto the squares of fabric and 'pounced' away with the brush.

Isn't that awesome!  I probably should have masked off the next part of the stencil, but my seams will take care of that.


I was thrilled with how the black images just popped on the coloured backgrounds.


The next job was to trim the squares up and sew them together.
I added a nice thick black border, did some simple quilting and 

     

              
Ta Da...


Jellybean Row

Thanks for the fabulous design Jamie!

Please make sure you hop on over to the other blogs on the list!  Leave a comment on each of the blogs for your chance to win a prize.  

Linda Kittmer-you are here
Carolyn Dube -THIS IS YOUR NEXT STOP

138 comments:

  1. The piece has a pop art feel. Love it.

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  2. Linda, these turned out quite striking. I love the black on those vibrant backgrounds. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Denise. The hand dyed squares worked as a great background.

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  3. I love Jellybean Row - the colours are just perfect!

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    1. I've never been there but they remind me of a row of homes I saw in San Francisco many years ago! Thank you! Beautiful!

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  4. That is lovely, the colours are great.

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  5. I love all the colors and the strong graphic feel of what you did with the stencil. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks. The high contrast with the black worked well.

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  6. Hi Linda... what a terrific banner of row hoses and yes, they took me right to memories of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and all of the great rows of houses that are reminiscent of our great coastlines here in Canada! Hooray!
    Bethany Garner, SAQA Rep, Central Canada

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    1. Thanks Bethany. They've got me wanting to go back to Newfoundland for another visit!

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  7. I love your row houses! Beautiful colors of fabric... your hand dyes?

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    1. Thanks Janet. Yes, they are my hand dyes.

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  8. What a great and colorful use for the stencil. Your quilted border shows them off nicely.

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    1. Thanks. I love the stencil and the bright colours and strong contrast.

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  9. I have this stencil and love it too. Candy

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  10. I LOVE Jellybean Row! Wonderful colors and use of stencils.

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  11. I love this stencil and it is a real treat to see the different ideas each of you have had in using this stencil! Love you idea of different colored backgrounds and the black stencil! thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Patty. It is fun to see what everyone else did with this same awesome stencil.

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  12. So crisp and gorgeous, Linda. I really like how you isolated different parts of the stencils, this piece rocks.

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    1. Thanks Mary Beth. It was a fabulous design to work with. So inspiring!

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  13. Whoa..you're so talented! They are gorgeous!

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  14. That looks so good! I would love to see the real houses.

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    1. Thanks Patricia. The real houses are incredible. Newfoundland is a beautiful place to visit, and obviously St. john's is not to be missed while you're there!

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  15. Love the bright fun colors and use of fabric!

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  16. It truly reminds me of the wonderfully colored houses in Nova Scotia. It is super.

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    1. Thanks. Where are the coloured houses in Nova Scotia? I've only seen them in St. John's Newfoundland.

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  17. Beautiful use of this gorgeous stencil. Love the black on those gorgeous colored fabrics.

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    1. Thanks Jessica. I love the contrast of the black on my hand dyes too.

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  18. I do love how the black looks on the fabric, really nice contrast.

    Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I was really pleased with how it turned out too.

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  19. Reminds me of San Francisco..is it Alamo Square???

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    1. I've not yet been to San Francisco, but now I want to go even more! Now, the inspiration was St. John's Newfoundland.

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  20. I love this stencil so much and I love your idea for it! Awesome!

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    1. Thanks Melanie. Jamie's design for the stencil is fab!

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  21. I've been playing with mixed media ever since Jamie released her rebel quilting DVD. She - and these stencils - are so inspiring! Thank you!

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    1. Absolutely! Jamie's designs are fantastic!

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  22. Love your colors on Jelly Bean Row!

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    1. Thanks Eileen. I love using my hand dyes for pieces like this.

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  23. I love the way the black images pop on the colored backgrounds as well! Beautifully done!

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    1. Thanks Sandra. The high contrast really worked.

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  24. Wow...love how this looks. Thanks for the inspiration

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  25. love the black houses on the colors also

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  26. Aaaah, great use of the stencil. I must try black on bright colours.

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    1. Thanks Muriel. You'll love the graphic contrast.

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  27. Love the colors. It makes for such a happy finished project. The black frame really makes the houses pop. Thanks for sharing your project.

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    1. Thanks. I think it would look great on almost any wall!

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  28. wow I love this pop too!!! Lovely and bright!

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  29. These lovely cottages could translate to almost anywhere in the world and I love the row of houses you've made with them.

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  30. Very Cool Jellybean Row! Very creative! I am having a blast seeing all the fabric creations on this hop! THank you so much for taking the time to craft/post and share with us hoppers!

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    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying the hop. Thanks Christine.

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  31. Those turned out terrific! If I was still sewing, this would be perfect! But I can see myself using it on my other projects. Love the black on the colorful backgrounds! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Janelle R

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    1. Thanks Janelle. I agree...this awesome stencil could be used for so many creative projects.

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  32. Excellent choice of fabric colors...awesome!

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    1. Thanks Rhonda. I love using my hand dyes.

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  33. Fabulous. I do not sew, but I see so many possibilities with this process. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Glenda. I'm so glad you've been inspired.

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  34. What a great way to use the stencil. Terrific project!

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  35. How creative! You make it look SO easy! Did you "back" your fabric for strength first?

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    1. Thanks Nancy. No, I didn't back the fabric first. I just stencilled onto the single layer of cotton. It was eventually layered with batting and a backing and then stitched.

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  36. Oh, that's exactly what I want to do with the Houses stencil! Only more rows, so I can make a quilt out of it, two actually, for my granddaughters for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us:)

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    1. Thanks. That's a wonderful idea. I'm sure your granddaughters will love them.

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  37. Love the basic black with all the bright colors what a great city! Sanna

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  38. What a cool use of this stencil!!!! Love it!

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  39. Jelly Bean Row...clever and adorable. ...And yet another fabric project with these stencils.

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    1. Thanks. This stencil did inspire a lot of fabric projects.

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  40. way too cool what u did! i love it and the stencil, tx so much for sharing linda, aloha, angi in hana

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  41. I love what you did with this stencil !!!

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  42. The black really pops on all the colors!

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    1. Thanks. I'm really pleased with the contrast.

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  43. This is my first visit to your blog, which I found through the stencil hop. I'm so glad I discovered you! Your art is absolutely awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your work.

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    1. Thank you and welcome. I'm so glad you're enjoying my blog.

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  44. Very dynamic! Love these houses!

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  45. Love the simple black on the fabulous colours. Such a great stencil!

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    1. Thanks Gillian. Jamie's design is fabulous isn't it?!

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  46. LOVE these. Reminds me of the houses "back home". (Nova Scotia) I didn't realize they had them in Newfoundland too - I always think of them as traditionally "ours". Lol

    Yours are wonderful and inspiring!

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    1. Thanks Kit. Someone else mentioned Nova Scotia too. I've been to several places in Nova Scotia but didn't see these colourful homes there...I'll have to find them the next time we go East!

      I didn't realize you were from Nova Scotia. I remember the stories of your childhood in the woods of northern Ontario when you were telling me about 'Hiraeth'.

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  47. i just love all the things that can be done with this stencil. really an awesome one. xoxo

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    1. Thanks Lura. It is a very versatile stencil. It has so many great images and patterns!

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  48. Awesome art work! I love this way to use the stencil. Thanks for sharing!

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  49. This is very sweet - "Jellybean Row" is the perfect name for it too!

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  50. Linda, a great way to use Jamie's stencil! Sorry to hear about Arbour- I'll send good juju that she will be home soon safe with her puppy! smiles")

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    1. Thanks Jackie. And thanks for the well wishes for Arbour. Who knows, right...

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  51. Stenciling on fabric came out GREAT!! thanks for demo!

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  52. I love the "row houses". Thanks for sharing your idea for using the house stencil. The resulting art is amazing!

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    1. Thanks Barbara. I'm really happy with it.

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  53. Very creative - I really like the way the black pops off the page too! Thanks for sharing

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  54. Love your use of the stencil. Thanks for opportunity to get one of my own.

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  55. First, I hope your Arbour returns safely and thanks for the link; I had never heard of a fisher before. Now on to your incredible work of art. It is just gorgeous!!! I love your color choices and wish it were going to be hanging on my wall!!!

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  56. Jellybean Row is fabulous! (sending you good puppy vibes)

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    1. Thanks on both accounts. Casey is doing much better!

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  57. Very clever! And thanks for adding the bit about the seams covering the slight "overage." Sometimes I get so particular that I stifle my own creativity. I need to learn from your confidence.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Yes, sometimes you just have to trust that you can make it work out in the end!

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  58. Oh aren't these fun! I especially loved the pix you posted of the woodpecker this morning, too!

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    1. Thanks. I'm glad you like the woodpecker photos too!

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  59. Great project! Loving the colors you used!

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    1. Thanks. I love the great colours I get in my hand dyes.

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    2. Thanks. I love the great colours I get in my hand dyes.

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  60. love the black paint on those bright colors - great idea - love it! thanks for the chance to win that super stencil!

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  61. I love "Jellybean Row"...another novel way to use this stencil!! I love the bright colors you used. Thanks for a new idea!

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  62. I love love this "jellybean row". great idea, lovely colors! thank your a chance to win. Cheers from Montreal.

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  63. I love how you used all the different colors--this project is just BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    1. Thanks Maria. I'm having so much fun with these stencils. The challenge to try to come up with new ideas is great!

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