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!