Saturday, December 11, 2010

And Then There Were Two!


I finished up another stocking using this great pattern. I'm really happy with it...plus it went together so much faster than my hexagon version (don't get me wrong...I loved paper piecing the hexagons...but it did take some time)!  I'm out of the white on white background fabric from 12 Days of Christmas, but the tonal white dots from Bliss worked out perfectly for a background fabric!

 I just love this zig zag version.  I finished just in time, too...these stockings are gifts I want to give before Christmas!


I found some other fabric in my stash that worked perfectly for lining...the red and green polka dot on white is from Winter by Minick and Simpson--I think it was a line that was out about 2 years ago...but the colors went perfectly with 12 Days! Oh, and I used this tutorial to finish this stocking with no seams showing anywhere!


I think they make a nice pair--some quilted stockings might be in order for our home, too! Back to sewing...I'll be back on Monday with a giveaway!

33 comments:

Rebecca P said...

I just love them, they are so pretty. What wonderful fabrics you used. I should make some for our mantel too, hum might have to wait until next year though because time is just going by too fast.
Who ever gets them will love them, I know I would.

Sharon said...

Your stockings are so cute! Thank you for the links! I'm going to go check them out.

Rachel said...

Love the stockings! They turned out beautifully.

I think I need to get me some of that Bliss white dot. I've been looking for a nice tone-on-tone white dot for ages. :)

Jorie said...

I am making some "Scrappy-ish" Fruitcake Stockings for my sister, her husband, and the baby on the way too! It will be her and her husbands first Christmas actually in the same place, and even though the baby won't be here by then, I think it will be nice :) Yours look great, I love the zigzags! That fabric is such a fun Christmas line, I have to get some for next Christmas' projects!

Carol said...

Your stockings are so cute. I think I might try to make some next year.

Darlene said...

They are both adorable. Thank you bunches for the links.

Mary Ann said...

What beautiful stockings!!! LOVE the fabric you've chosen...I'm really tempted to make a pair for DH and I!!

Chocolate Cat said...

These are gorgeous! Looks like a fantastic pattern.

Michele said...

Another great stocking....I didn't have plans to make stockings this year but maybe I still have time......thanks for sharing them!

Simone de Klerk said...

Real beauties, Sherri. And the fabrics are so pretty for them!

Barb said...

I just love your stockings and the fabrics are just wonderful!

Quilt Hollow said...

So cheerful and fun! They truly are....builds excitement for the season!!

Sammy said...

I just love the color combinations. They are beautiful. Well done.

Love,

-Samya :-)

Cardygirl said...

Great stockings! I have been using the Bliss dot with the 12 days of Christmas too. It is a great tonal...and I have been using up my "Winter" fabric too.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely stocking.......

Trudi said...

Just wonderful, and the dots remind me of snowflakes :) Fab!

canuckquilter said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the link to the tutorial too.

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Sherri, I popped in the other day and saw the first stocking done beautifully then by chance today found another link to your site. I was apprehensive when I read the other day that it was going to be a zig zag pattern but you have pulled it off with the white fabric in between the colours. They both look really great, stockings to be proud of!

Michelle said...

Cute, cute, cute. Love them, thank you for the link to the tutorial.

Linda said...

Love the fabric you used. Thanks for the links.

Erica said...

Your stockings are wonderful! I have been making stockings too; they don't wear out so I don't really need to but it's so fun! I have been stocking up on the Bliss dots because I think it has great potential as a background for lots of projects. Thanks for the link to the tutorial!

Mystica said...

This is so very pretty. I am pre-empting on you on the giveaway!

I have a giveaway on my blog. My first one - a gift card sponsored by CSN Stores. Please do come over and enter

Amy said...

The stockings turned out great! I do like that pattern.

Sharon said...

Cute stocking Sherri!!! I love that fabric too.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Sa weet!

Linda said...

The stockings you made are gorgeous! They beat the heck out of anything store-bought.

Terriaw said...

What a sweet set of patchwork stockings! I do love that zigzag version too. How fun to give these handmade goodies for gifts - lucky recipients too!

Maree: said...

They are Both Gorgeous...Beautiful Gifts.
cheers

Crafty Chookie said...

Your stockings look fab...I made some a long time ago and every year, I hang them on the book-shelf...It's the first thing the kids go for and keeps them happy & entertained so I can get a sleep in..LOL
Hugs Michelle

Camille said...

Aaah! Love them! (Sorry, I am sooo behind on blogging right now)

And yep, 37 minutes is about right. As always, you amaze me!

Kim D. said...

Your stockings are adorable Sherri! That pattern is so tempting. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Cindy said...

What fun, darling stockings, Sherri. You're the second person in blogland that I've seen to use this cute pattern.

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

Cute stockings - very fun for the season!

Angie - www.craftedAngles.com