Saturday, April 24, 2010

What? Christmas in April!

How many of you get started on something, tire of it, and put it down? Or get an urge to start a new project when you already have 3 or 4 going? Or see something you just have to make and stop everything to make it?

I do all of these all of the time. Yesterday evening, I was home alone and had plenty of time to get a lot of sewing done. But . . .  I couldn't decide which project to work on. So, I started another. I cruised the Moda Bake Shop Recipes and saw this stocking that I realy liked. Then my box of holiday fabrics started calling me and I dug through them and found these blocks already completed, strips of fabrics cut, and 2 1/2 inch squares. There was the starting of a Christmas stocking.

I was going to do a tutorial for those of you participating in "Christmas Projects 2010" but decided it was easier to follow the Moda Bake Shop Recipe. So I just posted pictures of how I made the front and back of the stocking. 

 Perfect for using as the front of a stocking. So I made 2 more of these blocks and sewed all 6 together.

I decided I wanted my stocking quilted so I put a piece of batting under it and stitched in the ditch. I used a stocking pattern that I had drawn and cut out before Christmas.

I chose my the fabric for the back of the stocking and meandered on it.

The only problem I had with quilting both the front and the back was the thickness at the top of the stocking when I added my cuff.

And here's the finished stocking. Can't wait to make the next one. It's going to be "strippy".

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!


  1. What a wonderful stocking, and looks so easy. Thanks for the inspiration.


  2. the stocking is beautiful. HOw hard was it to make the top?

  3. This is so cute and great start on christmas for next year.

  4. Vivian, thank you for admitting to all those things, because I do the same thing. It makes me feel so much better to hear that you do too. I get bored and want to do something else. I have so many projects going on. I have a friend who quilts, but she only buys fabric when she needs it. She cuts out and sews that quilt and doesn't start anything else until that one is done. I thought maybe I was a freak!

    I love the stocking! Great colors.

  5. Oh, oh oh....I LOVE this stocking. Vivian, it is absolutely adorable!!!!

  6. Not sure this thread is still active, but I love this!! I want to make one but I need help making the top of the stocking (white part). How did you do it? Thank you!



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