I was down at my computer at 6:45 and soon the blog post was up. Stockings were up first! What a fun block. Of course I calculated wrong and ended up with 8 blocks when I thought I was going to have 4. But, that's not a problem LOL. I'm thinking of making some pillows out of some of the blocks and maybe a quilt top....we shall see.
It was a lot of fun pulling fabrics from my Christmas stash. I did some more traditional blocks using a fun Christmas print for inspiration and then found the lovely fabrics I bought last fall at Quilting by Design. They are by Ink and Arrow fabrics. I used the navy blue focus fabric for one of the stockings and found some tone on tone prints for the rest. I used the other fabrics in the series that I purchased for the cuffs. I may have to pick up a few more of the prints and some yardage to use in each of the blocks as we go through the sew a long :-). And, we wonder why we don't use up our stashes eh? LOL (Click on the photo to enlarge.)
|Four blocks of the more traditional colours - the blue stocking is done with a Jason Yenter print from a few years ago.|
|This is the fun print I used to choose the colours for the above stockings|
|The Ink & Arrow fabrics with the addition of some polka dot tone on tones.|
|Here you can see all the blocks together - BUT - I spot an oops!! I sewed the wrong cuff to the yellow stockings :-(|
|I decided to fix them right away and here are the finished blocks.|