Grandson’s Christmas stocking
He chose the blue fabric himself, and I added the strip of soccer fabric as he loves soccer. We don’t use our stockings for decoration, just for stuffing with a little of this and that on the morning of Christmas Eve; a Christmas magazine, a little gift and some sweets.
Now, I have made a few stockings over the years, and each time I have to make a new template – they always get lost. I never seem to get the size right, it should be a generous size but not jumbo. I had to adjust this one a little, and daughter is happy with it. This is the first Christmas they will be living in their new apartment, and it was with both a little bit of sadness and lots of pride that I sent her home with some of our old and well loved decorations. I’m happy she wants to start her own traditions with some of ours.
The other finishes of the week are two “Big & Strong” quilts, just made from scraps and even finished with a ready made bias binding by machine. If I should do everything by hand these days, I would not get much done.I played a little with quilting horizontal and vertical lines on the two, using the grid in the red fabric as a guide. It probably does not show here, but where there are no black lines; there are turquoise lines on one and variegated metallic lines on the other