Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas is just around the corner!

I decided to sew a couple patchwork Christmas stockings for my roommate and my apartment this year.  Thimble Blossoms' patterns were on sale last week and I bought the Merry stockings and Swoon patterns.  It's tough sewing this in secret so I can surprise her later with it!  Freshly cut out in stocking form this morning before work:




I'll change one thing when I do this pattern the second time.  The pattern says to cut out 3.5" squares to make the pinwheels, then trim them down a bunch.  I thought that was a little wasteful, so I'd probably make the squares smaller initially.  I'll try it when I make the back of this one and see what happens.



My current list of projects:

Finished!

Being Quilted:

Completed tops needing backings & quilting:
Verna Friendship Braid
Simply Squares Vintage sheets 
Central Park Charming Stars
Hunky Dory Bubblegum
Vintage Sheets Mod Sampler

Tops in pieces:
Sew Cherry Snapdragon Quilt
Cherish Nature Circle in Squares
Hunky Dory Pandora's Box
 
Vintage Sheets New Wave 

New projects this week: 2
Finished projects this week: 2  


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


21 comments:

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

What a pretty stocking! Looks great.

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Jennifer said...

love that pinwheel stocking!

Heather D. said...

What a fun thing to do with pinwheels. Love it!

Kristen said...

Beautiful! Pinwheels are so much fun!

Julie said...

I really love your Bliss sampler! And I like the pinwheel stocking too!

Maggie said...

perfect pinwheels!

Foolish Feathers said...

What a clever stocking design! hmmmm...

sydthewyd said...

What a fun stocking! I like that it's Christmas-y without being OTT. Nice work!

Leanne said...

That stocking looks great!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Great stocking! and great blog name! I just saw that movie again last week... such a classic!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

When I saw the mini photo on the link-up I thought that red and green pinwheels would be a great Christmas quilt. I just squealed when I saw it was a stocking. Love it!
~Kimberlee

KristyLou said...

That stocking is too cute!!

Elizabeth D. said...

Very cute stocking!!

Marsha C said...

The stocking looks great. By the looks of your list you sure have plenty to keep you busy.

Cille said...

Beautiful stocking - your roommate is very lucky :)

Rachel said...

Cute stocking. So festive!

Katy Cameron said...

Cute wee stocking, and good luck with your swoons :o)

Allison said...

what a fun Christmas stocking!

Leila said...

I love pinwheels! So cute!

Allegory said...

Totally adorable stocking.

Marci Girl said...

What a lovely stocking and what a sweet and thoughtful gift!

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