Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas stockings

My DD called me recently, asking if I might be able to make a stocking for her SO's little girl Sylvia. It reminded me that I hadn't gotten stockings made for 3 of my other DGD's either, so I after I finished Shirley's quilt, I decided I HAD to get these stockings made. I had a nice chunk of red satin fabric, that I loaded on to Lily, & made a pattern from a piece of newspaper. I stitched the outlines of 8 stockings first, then quilted them all today. I was fun doing a free motion job that I didn't have to worry about what anyone else thought!
Sylvia wanted pink, so I trimmed it in pink.  On one side I quilted her initial, & colored it with pink paint.

On the other side I wrote her name. The tassel sticks out in the photo because of gravity. I tipped the camera to get the full stocking in.

I added some pink bling with beads. I hope it's enough pink for her. I have a little hand work to do on the others, so I'll finish them & show them later. I just wanted to post this for my DD to see, & know it's on its way soon!

Here is Shirley's latest quilt. I quilted up fairly easily.

Here are a couple of group shots from our Calendar Girls Christmas party at Betty's house. Sorry you couldn't come Margaret & Jean, & Cheryl.

Betty made this pretty Jello dessert. Light & fun to eat!


Marsel said...

What a gorgeous stocking!!!

Delighted Hands said...

Wow! What a neat way to make the stockings! You are so clever! The new quilt job is stunning-nice to see your work as always!

Vicki W said...

The stockings are so cute!

Rian said...

The stockings are the absolute bomb! And what an interesting way to make them. That is a very pretty desert. Very arty.

Steph said...

Love the stocking, its very cute and the pink looks great on it!

Michelle Auer said...

She is going to go crazy for it! Thanks so much. Sean said it is really beautiful. I'm sure it will be her first family heirloom to be enjoyed for many many xmases! Thanks! xoxo

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I quilting is beautiful and I love the pink top. I'm sure she'll love it!