|Doesn't it look purty against our Nootka Cypress? How I love this "old man" tree. Gotta say I love the stocking too!|
I sort of based this on a pattern in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine's "Quilt It For Christmas" 2004.
|The Bernina is FMQ-ing without a hitch with Sulky metallic thread|
Brady's name on the stocking cuff--how I wish I'd closely read their pattern for how they did their "cuff" which wasn't a cuff at all... :-(
|Pulled out my Totally Stable from the stabilizers class I took eons ago when I first bought the Bernina, a 180 Artista|
She (the Bernina) and I made beautiful appliqué together!
|I used another Sulky metallic, a gold, green and red variegated. LOVE the sparkle!|
I used Word's Marker Felt font to make the templates for the letters for his name.
All the parts ready to assemble:
A little closer reading of the rather skeletal pattern, a little more ripping, a little lightbulb moment to cut the binding on the bias, a little hand sewing the binding to the back of the stocking, a little more ripping, a little tearing of hair out, but finally got the cuff, a proper cuff, applied and voilà.
Here's that dove!
|Still can't see that cute snowman I hung...somewhere...|
Actually the pattern had you quilt the stocking through the lining too, like a regular quilt sandwich, but I wanted a "floating" lining, so I just quilted through the flimsy and batting layers. Here's how the inside looks:
|had to leave my flip flop toes in the shot! No, I did not wear them to walk Rocco today, but it did get up to 44F/7C!|
Here is the back:
|Can you see Brady's name quilted in? I repeated the funky stars and snow crystals, and echoed some of the trees|
|So sparkly! He will love it.|
Pattern: Patchwork Stocking from "Quilt It For Christmas" 2004
Size: 20 3/4" long by 12 1/4" from toe to side edge
Fabric: 100% cotton, some I purchased and some from my stash
Batting: Warm 'n Natural
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: Sulky metallic, gold and variegated