Holiday Party Blog Hop & Giveaway!

The Holiday Season is coming fast!
Only
6 Weeks until Halloween,
10 Weeks until Thanksgiving,
12.5 Weeks until Hanukkah,
13.5 Weeks until Christmas,
AND about 15 Weeks until New Years Eve,
so no matter what Holiday you celebrate, 
it's time to think about parties, decorating and gift giving!
To help you get in the mood, it's time to read QA Holiday 
and get great ideas for lots of beautiful projects.
There are so many fabulous things I would love to make in this magazine!
Jacquelyn deRuyter's Village Houses,
Lyric Kinard's Beaded Snowflakes, Carrie Bloomston's Love Pillow, Linda McLaughlin's Holiday Postcards and the list goes on and on!
So many projects, so little time, I need to get started!
One project I have already finished for a friend 
is my Hanukkah gift bags on page 20.
The fabric for the bags were painted 
with a stencil I designed and then cut out using my Silhouette Portrait.
You can easily stencil designs onto fabric using a foam brush but I have another way I love to quickly stencil a piece of fabric.  Here is a two minute video showing you how this is done:


I taped the fabric to a piece of foam core, no padding, and used Speedball Printing Ink.  If I were using a stencil with words (such as the Hanukkah stencil in QA Holiday) I would place the top of the stencil against the screen so that the words appear backwards when taping the stencil down.
Leave a comment telling me what your favorite holiday is for a chance to win a copy of Quilting Arts Holiday, AS WELL AS your own Hanukkah or Snowflake pre-cut stencil!
(I cut my stencils from DuraLar)

Comments

Sheila Stepp said…
That is so cool! I will try it.
Loretta said…
I like your snowflake stencil. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays.
Christine said…
I absolutely love Christmas, with Thanksgiving as a close second.

This is so cool! I really need to try this.
Lynn said…
I love Thanksgiving!
Lynda said…
Lisa, Great tutorial! I never thought about putting the stencil on a screen. I need to do this next! My fav holiday - Thanksgiving.
ruebarb said…
You are an inspiration for just diving into the printing/stencilling process and working until you like the result and such nice results! My favorite Holiday is Halloween because it is open to so much wild and crazy creativity.
GranChris said…
Nice tutorial. I must admit my favorite holiday is Easter. I love Spring after a long Winter.
Rhonda Davis said…
Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays. I have a daughter-in-law that loves stars as much if not more than I do.
LJ said…
I've done some stenciling on walls but never like you've done with the screen. Love it and you are right - it goes so much more quickly!
I seem to love all of the holidays, but my two favorites are Halloween and Christmas -- probably because those are the ones we can decorate our patio for!
KittyKwilter said…
Christmas is my favorite, then Thanksgiving. I like the family gatherings. Thanks for the opportunity!
Dixie said…
I love Christmas - i have boxes of ornaments - so many that we put up a tree in every room.
barbara woods said…
Christmas of course, love seeing all the family
By far my favorite is Christmas! Love to stencil.
Jackie Thompson said…
My favorite holiday is Christmas with Thanksgiving close behind.
Art and Light said…
My favorite holiday is New Years. The rest and renewal that follows the high energy of Christmas and the looking forward with hope for the year ahead.
Michele said…
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, by far.
MEG said…
Never enough good ideas for Chanukkah. Thanks for the idea.
Karon said…
I love Christmas! However, I also love to decorate in January with snowflakes and snowmen. We don't usually get much snow in eastern Virginia and it is fun to have snowmen quilts around.
JB said…
Any holiday when the family gets together is wonderful from New Years Day, July 4th through Christmas.
Charmed Life said…
I love Christmas with Halloween a close second!
Gill said…
I love Christmas too!
Lydia said…
My favorite holiday is the one that my children with their families are able to travel across the country to spend with us. Or vice versa. Nothing beats being surrounded by the kids and grandkids at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Janarama said…
Love your gift bag with stenciling. Great idea! I have two favorite holidays...Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Michelle Jude said…
My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love all the decorations, bright lights, and family time. Thanks for a chance at this giveaway.
Judith said…
Lisa, what a wonderful idea for gifts. I cannot wait to see my grandchildren opening up all the sweet gifts I made for them. It is a treasure to see all their faces. Thank you for sharing, Judith, Texas

PS: I get requests after Christmas for a new quilt and bigger.
HollyM said…
Thanks for the video and the technique with the screen. Great idea! I sometimes think Thanksgiving could be my favourite. It is the best season. Family gets together but in a quieter way.
Corinne Davies said…
I just love everything about Christmas! I'd like to try stenciling, and your tutorial makes me feel I could do it.
Ellee said…
Thanksgiving is great because we have the family together without as much stress as Christmas seems to involve. -- soparkaveataoldotcom
Kathy said…
christmas - just can't start my projects soon enough
Kathy E. said…
My favorite holiday is Valentine's Day. What is better than sharing love and kindness towards others and expecting nothing in return! I'm all about hearts and love.
annmarie said…
Christmas, of course! I love the Christmas season. I'd love to win a copy of Quilting Arts "Holiday" for all the wonderful Christmasy ideas!
L. Kienbaum said…
Yaaay--sacks for Hanukkah geld! Beautiful stencils AND the tips in your video. My favorite holiday is ChristmaKwanzaHanukkah. The whole blended season provides nonstop celebrating of our beliefs, our families, our friends. I make almost all my presents, so it starts any time I'm ready to make art! Thanks for asking -- Laura
Heather J said…
I like your snowflakes stencil. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favourite holidays.
Sylvia said…
Not a big Holiday fan, but if I had to pick it would probably be Thanksgiving! Thanks for the chance to win!
ek1106 said…
Christmas by far - a day to spend, eating, laughing and enjoying family!
maeve said…
Christmas for sure! Love all the decorations (I put up 5 trees and lots of decorations), the celebrations at church, the gatherings of family and friends, making Christmas gifts, etc.
em's scrapbag said…
Love Thanksgiving. Wonderful time with friends and family appreciating what we have.
Sandra said…
How to choose ... Halloween.
Great project, congrats on another publication!

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