Saturday, January 14, 2017

Stockings!

What a fun morning!  I woke up at 6:00 this morning with the feeling that something good was happening today!  Oh yes...the Have a Jolly Little Christmas Quilt a long from Sew Fresh Quilts was starting today! 

I was down at my computer at 6:45 and soon the blog post was up.  Stockings were up first!   What a fun block.  Of course I calculated wrong and ended up with 8 blocks when I thought I was going to have 4.   But, that's not a problem LOL.  I'm thinking of making some pillows out of some of the blocks and maybe a quilt top....we shall see.  

It was a lot of fun pulling fabrics from my Christmas stash.  I did some more traditional blocks using a fun Christmas print for inspiration and then found the lovely fabrics I bought last fall at Quilting by Design. They are by Ink and Arrow fabrics. I used the navy blue focus fabric for one of the stockings and found some tone on tone prints for the rest.  I used the other fabrics in the series that I purchased for the cuffs.  I may have to pick up a few more of the prints and some yardage to use in each of the blocks as we go through the sew a long :-).  And, we wonder why we don't use up our stashes eh? LOL  (Click on the photo to enlarge.)


Four blocks of the more traditional colours - the blue stocking is done with a Jason Yenter print from a few years ago.

This is the fun print I used to choose the colours for the above stockings
The Ink & Arrow fabrics with the addition of some polka dot tone on tones.
Here you can see all the blocks together - BUT - I spot an oops!!  I sewed the wrong cuff to the yellow stockings :-(
I decided to fix them right away and here are the finished blocks.
 Thanks you Lorna for the very fun morning!  Now back to my regular scheduled tasks...working on my mega UFO's LOL.  My husband rolled his eyes when he saw I was working on a new project and offered to put Christmas music on.


7 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

SUch a fun quiltalong! I'm sure I'll have to start this one!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Gee, I could loan you a Christmas CD (or about 100) to stitch too. Christmas movies are also fun to stitch to (especially in the summer). I still need to finish my Bear Paw quilt (for me).

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Cute stockings!

Nikki Moshier said...

Loved your comment about your husband! Your stockings are sweet!

Lorna McMahon said...

Hahaha! As soon as I read your last line.... "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...." popped into my head. Your stockings all look lovely, as if hung by the chimney with care. So glad to have you quilting along, Jacqui!

JanineMarie said...

I'm having so much fun seeing all the post-Christmas Christmas sewing! Your stockings are adorable, and yup, I can relate to the "problem" of always needing to supplement the stash with some new fabric.

Little Quiltsong said...

You are amazing. All of your stocking blocks are gorgeous. I too, often need another project in between all the WIP's waiting in the background.