Brady's stocking cuff. There are two Christmas motif squares from the fabric on the back of my Snowflake tea cosy.
|Under my Ott-Lite, mainly to show how true colours it really is, but it also shows off the Sulky Holoshimmer thread with which I quilted it.|
The back of the stocking is more precious Laurel Burch fabric I have hoarded, guarded, treasured, petted, for a very long time. I fussy-cut a few of the kitties to fly here and there on the front of her stocking.
I nearly used it all on the back of Merry Cat-mas, but just couldn't do it. I'm glad. It should be a main fabric, right?
The lining is left over from Shift. It just fit.
Thanks to Cindy of Stitchin At Home and to a free pattern off Craftsy, I figured out how to get the cuff on. Basically it was the same method as for a lined bag. Duh. Oh man! Have any of you been checking out/taking advantage of the incredible deals and sales they have going on right now?! Excuse me while I pop back over there...dangerous indeed. But I will focus and finish this post first.
Love this black and white Christmas fabric from Henry Glass. So unusual. I based Dayna's stocking on the same pattern in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine that I used for Brady's. I didn't bind Dayna's though, and although I love hers, I think a bound edge is a nicer finish.
The red one is a borrowed one from Dayna for the fur kids. That's Naala's new baby cow hanging out the top. Rocco got a blue tug-rope ducky that lasted less than 3 minutes on Christmas Day (MacGyver and Dayna had a bet) before he'd de-winged it and started de-stuffing it! He got to have it Boxing Day (Dec. 26 for those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about) for another 5 minutes, maybe 10, and it was done, tug rope ripped off, head ripped off, all the stuffing torn out...he had a ball for those minutes. Wish I could find a Rocco-proof stuffy. The only thing that lasts is a black Kong. Which is, I know, not a stuffy. We tried Wubba, nope. Fireman hose toys, nope. I digress. The fourth stocking is Dayna's boyfriend's. Our stockings, fur kids', MacGyver's, and mine, are, you guessed it, in Florida.
The story. When Brianne and Dayna were, oh, 4 and 2, I believe, I bought a pre-quilted Precious Moments--one long hair (for Brianne), one short hair (for Dayna), perfect--stockings panel from Fabricland. Upon sewing them up, I discovered that the short-haired one was a little boy, not a girl! No... So I used them regardless, probably as I was finishing making them on Christmas Eve, with the promise to Dayna that I would make her a better stocking for next Christmas.
She's 27 now.
So her stocking is 25 years overdue. She said on Christmas Day that no, she loves that stocking. Somehow I think she loves this one more. At least I hope so.
Pattern: Based on Patchwork Stocking from "Quilt It For Christmas" 2004
Size: approximately 20" long by 12" from toe to side edge
Fabric: scraps and stash
Batting: Warm 'n Natural
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced with Gütermann, quilted with Sulky Holoshimmer, appliquéd with Coats and Clark Dual Duty 100% polyester
Posts are few right now. I know you get that. I'm a tad pre-occupied.
|Pug hat from Nana and Grandpa (with battery-powered twinkling Christmas lights), JJ Watt, his favourite player, jersey from Auntie Dayna. One over the moon little boy.|
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday (on Monday this week) and Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.