Almost the end of the year!! Why is it always so chaotic??
I had planned my week of posts and unfortunately have not been able to stay to plan. Mostly, this is due to the fact, I am getting home after dark (~6pm), and I just can’t take great photos. Winter and its short days are not my friend :-(.
So excuse the photo quality, but I really wanted to post about my current WiPs I have going this week.
Zakka Circle Pot holders – these are for a friend for Christmas. Tops are sewn, just need to quilt + shape + bind the pot holders.
Made some progress on the X & + quilt, with another two blocks done only 3 1/2 rows to go to make my December goal.
Christmas Stocking – pulled out pattern and fabrics, I have an idea about the design. I am thinking a 23/24 Dec finish.
This week I am working on small projects which I need to finish off to get more items for my Etsy Store.
Coffee Cups Sleeves for my Etsy store. Tops are done, now for the quilting, shaping and binding/piping.
Gift Card holders for a custom order (1 black, 1 maroon/greens) and my store. I also started writing up a tutorial (using the black pictures) on how to make them as they are a nice quick and simple project.
My Christmas stocking which I did not start/finish in time for Christmas. Fabric chosen, purchased and arrived.
Chair Bags for my store. I really need make some girlie ones as the ones listed at the moment are more boy friendly. Fabrics are chosen – these three will be appearing in my store soon.
My husband’s and son’s stockings are now complete. I had previously posted the pattern I was using and the top part of my husband’s in this WiP post. I got lots of great comments about the non-traditional color selection; thank you to all those who commented. Here are the finished two stockings hanging above the fire-place.
Here’s the final top view of my husband’s stocking. Most of the fabrics were from Joann’s premium quilt fabric section, except the yellow chevron (zigzag) which is of course from the Riley Blake collection and the orange chevron no. 2 (zigzag) fabric which is from Misstina at Spoonflower.com
I used brown checked fabric for the backing:
The lining of the stocking was a brown and white polka dot fabric and to finish it off I used orange binding:
I was inspired by all these people posting the Christmas stockings they had made, so with my new-found sewing skills I made a stocking for my 5-year-old. He chose the colors blue and green; even though his favorite color is orange.
I showed him the fabrics for sign off – which included orange. I loved what LC did in her blog with the squares, so I used that idea and the pattern (just the shape) she mentioned in the blog (“Amy at Diary of a Quilter did for Art Gallery’s Fat Quarter Gang Series“). I did included binding around the top.
Here is how it turned out – we really like it. The front:
Now, it looks much better than our other $5 felt ones we have from Target, that I am making two more so they whole family will have one. As I finish those up I will post them.
Husband’s color combination will be Orange, Yellow and Brown (earthy tones). My color choses are teal and red.