I wanted to share a few of my favorite stencils by Barbara Chainey with you all. I am a longtime fan of Barbara’s books (including Quilt It!, The Essential Quilter, and Fast Quilts From Fat Quarters) and also her stencils, too.
Barbara lives in England, and is a noted teacher, author, and designer. She lives with a batty border collie named Himself, and 3 cats in her home in deepest middle England.
I first “met” Barbara online when I linked to her site from my blog, and then she commented back. Since that time, I have had the pleasure to get to know her a bit better through emails. Since I love her stencil designs, sold through Stensource, I thought I would share them with you, too. It also happens that some of my favorite stencils also happen to be on sale, too, including this favorite stencil:
To my regular blog readers, this design may look very familiar. Here is a quilt photos where I used this design:
And this variation on Barbara Kiehn’s baby quilt for her cute granddaughter:
What I love about this design is that it is easy to quilt. On sale at $2.84 US is a bargain!
You can see the border used on this quilt, with a slight variation:
If you like the design in the middle of this following quilt, Barbara has a stencil for that, too, also on sale for $2.64 US:
You just mark the quilt and then flip it aoroung for the other side to get the 4 feather design.
Here is a stencil that I own, and plan to use the border in the near future. I love it, even if it is not on sale right now:
There are many more wonderful stencil designs by Barbara, but I thought I would show you just a few. By the way, I am receiving no compensation to share these designs with you, I just like them and think they are worth sharing about. Happy Quilting! Carla