A few weeks ago, I told you about the red and off white cutter quilt Jimmy bought for me and that I was going to make Christmas stocking out of it. So I am finally getting around to showing you the process and the finished project. They were really fun to make and I am soooo enjoying my sewing cottage! What a difference it makes when you actually have a place to sew.
I really liked this quilt as it had a nice pattern that would work when I cut it up. Being a quilter, I have to admit, the first cut was really hard to do. I held my scissors over the binding for a few minutes before I could lower the blade. After the first assault, it was OK. I knew I was recycling something that may have ended up being discarded.
This is the lining I chose....a nice cotton print. I wanted something older looking but not too country.
It's a Moda fabric.
I drew the pattern freehand as I couldn't find a pattern that I really liked. Sometimes it just fun to do it the old fashioned way.
A finished project! I was able to get all four showing off the same block pattern. I found this old trim in my stash of goodies and attached it with a vintage mother of pearl button. Simple.
Here's two of them hanging by our woodstove. I used vintage irons as stocking holders. It works well for our cozy home.
I had enough of the cutter quilt and lining to make a tree shirt. I did buy some muslin to make the huge ruffle! I forgot how long it takes to add a ruffle onto an item. That's when you wish you had a ruffler!
Here it is tucked under the tree. We decided to do a display of vintage toys under the tree this year as we are all going to Seattle for Christmas. I have been wanting to do this for years anyway.
And look what is is under the tree now! My dear friend LaVonne sent me this amazing cast iron doll stove with little utensils for my birthday! I have coveted the one she has for years and bless her heart, she found one for me. Oh I am still so HAPPY and AMAZED! It is perfect for now and then it will move into Annabelle's house. Annabelle may want to do some holiday baking this season. She's a bit jealous that one of the tin heads is enjoying it before she gets her turn. Thank you LaVonne!
There you have it! My back is really hurting me, I think I pulled a muscle. So today I promised Jimmy I would take it easy and just work on the computer and my Christmas cards. It's really hard when you have lots of things to do!
It snowed again in the early morning...so pretty. Our temps are finally warming up now after about a week of frigid temperatures. The snow is melting away. It is such a treat here, that we just love it.