Sunday, December 6, 2009

How I spent my Saturday

I decided to spend my Saturday doing some light sewing. I was hoping to make a good size dent in my need to get done list. Last month I saw a wonderful Christmas stocking tutorial over at Park City Girl's blog and knew that they would be perfect for the stockings I needed to make. I bought my fabric last month and was all ready to go when I had the time.

The pattern is actually listed on two blogs because the top of the stocking is made from Victoria's wonky star tutorial. I had two tabs open on the laptop and was flipping back and forth ready the steps from both patterns. Maybe I should have paid more attention to the actual stocking pattern because this is what I made:

Four 12.5" wonky star blocks. These are supposed to be the top of the stockings. Not bad if you wanted GIANT stockings but I was going for something half that size. Maybe if I read where Park City Girl said she used 2.5" squares instead of 4.5" squares like in the larger block I might have been OK. It's OK because now I  have 4 nice blocks to make a baby quilt with.


Here I are my four finished stockings. I'm hoping to be able to make some more before Christmas actually gets here. Not much time left though. If I was smart I would just make them throughout the year and then I would have plenty when the Christmas season rolled around again. Doubt that will happen though lol.


Susan said...

You had me laughing about your blocks! I like your you have the making for a baby quilt. Very cute stockings. I'll have to check the tutorial out. I just picked up Christmas fabric, but have no time to make anything new...maybe for next year.

Barb said...

Cute stocking!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh goss I love those!!! Thanks for the link too!


Hi Robin--you are a chuckle and half these days!!!! do like the stockings--cute!!
and I hear you about doing more during the year!!!!!
Happy Holidays--hugs, Di

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

Those stockings are really cute. I am the same way about making things thru the year, why do I wait until December 1 to get started?

Melinda Cornish said...

I love them!