Thursday, 14 November 2013

crafting: quilted christmas stockings


and there was me thinking i hadn't caught the quilting bug! after an evening browsing pinterest (as you do), i decided i wanted to try my hand at hand quilting something for my next project.
i'm not insane enough to attempt a whole quilt, but with christmas coming up i thought stockings would be a great start. j and i have always given each other stockings - mainly full of chocolate (me) and coffee (him) but the stockings we have are looking particularly sad; we've had them since we were 18!
the back up design for |my first quilt| was a chevron style that i loved, but was a little intimidated by, so for these stockings that's what i'm aiming for.


i rustled together any scrap fabric that i thought might possibly feel festive once sewn up, and once again was donated some gorgeous fabrics by |sarah| who is my quilty partner in crime.
i made up a little cardboard triangle template, and set to work chopping. i'm now sewing the pieces together whenever i can; the main plus point for me doing this by hand is that i can carry it around with me.

i'm planning on piecing everything together as a big rectangle, and then cutting out the stocking shape afterwards. who knows if that's a good way to do it.
i've also already bought some fabric for the backings - a size 20 knee length skirt in a perfect christmas red - so i'm really hoping that i'll somehow have these finished before christmas eve!

6 comments:

  1. How fun! The fabric you have is beautiful!

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  2. I CANT WAIT TO SEE THESE!! Sorry over excited hahaha...mine is still half finished :( just havnt had the time!!

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  3. I love the fun fabric that you have chosen. I am sure that your creation will be just beautiful

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  4. This Looks amazing!!! Can't wait to see Pictures of the finished stocking!
    I haven't started my Christmas sewing sessions yet, but it seems like it's high time to start!
    I just started a blog about my own Projects, maybe (hopefully) you'd like to give it a try?
    Kathybell – life.love.beauty.
    Thank you so much and have a beautiful day!

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  5. I was just thinking earlier today that I want to make some stockings this year. I made an advent calendar lat year and plan on giving it to my future kids (whether they want it or not!!) Xxx

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  6. Can't wait to see how these turn out - if your quilt's anything to go by I'm sure these are gonna be just as amazing :) xoxo

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