Hi, my name is Ruth and this is my blog to show & share my quilts that I give to family & friends.
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Monday, November 23, 2015

Quilted Christmas Stockings

Using up scraps to make quilted Christmas stockings is a short fun project.  My Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements pieces were so many different sizes that that I couldn't make a regular grid pattern - but it still looks great.

More traditional is this one made from a mini charm pack of 25th and Pine from Moda - definitely easier to lay out since all the work is done for you with 2.5" squares.  A very cute look.
Extra charms cut into 2.5" squares were leftovers from my Deb Strain Spa quilt by Moda, and it's good enough to pass for something from the movie Frozen.

The pattern is here in video format from the Missouri Star Quilt Company - or printed directions in their BLOCK magazine (Holiday Vol.1 Issue 6) where it is explained how to make the hanging loop.
Lastly, fabric from this shabby chic quilt, cut with a small Accuquilt tumbler die for someone who loves everything Paris. Win/win.

Final thoughts after making 4 stockings:  this pattern is relatively quick, imperfections just disappear, quilting is fun and they look great - but for an overall festive vibe with more of a Christmas feel - holiday fabrics are the way to go.

Moda:  Spa, 25th and Pine, 
Eclectic Elements, Paris Flea Market, Petal by Tanya Whelan
Warm & White batting
Aurifil 50wt. thread
November 2015

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