12/12/12

One Stocking

Today I spent the day working on one of the two Christmas stockings I want to make for the kitties.  I decided on a cross between two patterns.  The first pattern was a stocking I saw on Make: Craft.  Their project appeared on their blog right here and looked like this:


I kind of liked the appliques on this stocking, but I was wanting a cuff on my stocking, and so I created a sort of hybrid stocking using the appliques from the Make: Craft stocking with another quilt-as-you-go stocking from a book I have in my library, Quilting 101:  A Beginner's Guide to Quilting.  (This was among the first quilting references I added to my library.)


There are several cute and simple projects in this book, but I especially like this Christmas stocking that I've made twice before.


And because I've made it twice before, I was looking to do something a little different this time around, so I just used the cuff and the stocking template from this design and added the appliques from the first stocking to it.  Here's the stocking I came up with:


The applique pieces are embellished with hot fix crystals, hot fix nailheads, seed beads, and metallic threads.




I still want to make one more stocking, and I might start on that tomorrow if I have time.  Swimming and the grocery store are also on tomorrow's agenda, and so I'm not sure how much time will be left for sewing.

Did you do any sewing today?

22 comments from clever and witty friends:

The Slow Quilter said...

I think the kitties will love their stockings, they are wonderfully cute.

Sheila said...

Love the kitty stocking. Smitty & Gracie sent a note to Santa, they want them filled with catnip toys :)

No sewing for me today, I spent the day in the kitchen with my husband baking cookies.

Teresa in Music City said...

Cute, cute stocking!!! You're getting really good with those hot fix embellishments :*)

Angel and Kirby said...

That is so cute! I like the cuff version, also. Can't wait to see the next one!

WoolenSails said...

Those are so fun, love how you used the kitty fabric with the appliqu├ęs. I saw a cat snowman somewhere on the web, maybe if you do a coloring page search, it might show up.

Debbie

Rachel said...

That stocking came out so cute!!

JLVerde said...

Thank you! Your awesome stockings gave me a great idea. My cat nephew (my sister's cat, Lowell) still doesn't have a stocking. I made a stocking for my sister so why not make a smaller stocking for him (with felt and embroider "cats love christmas, too")

Love the cat fabric you used. So cute.

Terry said...

very nice, I hope the kitties appreciate what you did for them!

Snoodles said...

Wonderful! Purrrrrfectly wonderful! Now I must get my mom to make me one!
Love,
Moses the Studio Cat

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

The letter I received rom Smitty specifcally requested loads of catnip-infused toys and fresh boughs upon which to rest his gorgeous body.

Junebug613 said...

Very cute!! I definitely like the cuff.

Kate said...

How fun! Love the kitty fabric you used as the background.

Scrapatches said...

Very cute. Love the kitties. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Rosemary said...

Love your kitty stocking! Just adorable! I didn't sew today but did finish up my Christmas shopping! Thanks for sharing!!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Love it!! Anything with a snowman for me - awesome!!

jmniffer said...

Now I'm thinking of making my little doxie a stocking...my hudband will think I am nuts! Thanks for sharing.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Very cute Barb ;D

Judy B said...

Your kitties are going to love their stockings, to cute!

Barb said...

Lots of work in those stockings - excellent!

Swedish Scrapper said...

wonderful hybrid stocking for your kitties! I like your cuff stripes for the cuffs too.

Nanbon44 said...

the kitty stocking is so cute