Friday, 11 December 2009

A little less on my list

For this week’s Sew & Tell Friday over at Amylou’s and Rosebud’s Fabric Friday I have some finished Christmas projects from my To Do List:

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

15 comments:

  1. Love your red and white quilts!

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  2. Your stocking is neat, I love the quilting lines, and the use of novelty soccer print for personalizing it.

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  3. I'm sure your grandson is going to love his stocking. I like the quilting you did on your Big & Strong quilts.

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  4. What a cute stocking, believe it or not I've never made one, wonder if I still have time to fit that in. I like the fact that we can admit to time savings techniques sometimes to get more finished and save our time for special projects where needed. Happy Fabric Friday.

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  5. That is a darling stocking! And love the red and white quilts are so cute. My fav combination is red and white! Nice job! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Your quilting is so beautiful! Love the wavy lines on the stocking and the straight on the red & white! Thanks for sharing. I get so much inspiration every week from the sew and tell posts!

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  7. Love the cute fabrics on your grandsons stocking. We do the same in our house. The stockings are hung on christmas eve and filled with small gifts, lollies and nuts. It's nice to pass some of your decorations on to your daughter. I have some from my Mother too.

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  8. I have been making stockings, too!

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  9. Very cool little quilts...and I like the stocking too...

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  10. Very cute stocking. I love the fabrics you chose!

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  11. Love the stocking. I need to get started on mine. The fabric has been aging gracefully waiting for me to start.

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  12. these are great. i love the stocking. and your small quilts are very sweet

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  13. I love handmade Xmas stockings, they are so personal. It's great that your grandson was able to get involved by choosing the fabric himself. Love the little quilts!

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  14. love how you worked the soccer fabric into the Christmas stocking!

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  15. Great soccer stocking!!! So cute that your grandson contributed his opinion to the stocking. The quilting is great on your big and strong quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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