Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Finally! Some finished projects!

Can you believe that I actually finished some projects this week?! I can hardly believe it myself! Here's to [hopefully] many more finishes in the coming weeks.

An old friend asked if I'd make some stockings for her family for Christmas this year. Her decorations are lime, turquoise, pink, and purple. Since she needed one more color so there'd be enough stockings for each member of her family, we chose gray to go with the rest of the colors. I raided my stash and pulled together several prints for my friend to choose from and this is what she picked.

Colorful Christmas Stocking

I used the same pattern here as I did with my own Christmas stockings last year, which you can find on Fabricworm's blog here.

Christmas Stockings 2012

For the hanging loops, I pulled out some grosgrain ribbon that I had on hand. I also used Kona white for the lining and the cuffs.

Colorful Christmas Stocking

My friend was in town for Thanksgiving so I was able to give these to her last week. I'm excited for her to share pictures of the stockings hanging up with the rest of her decorations.

The second project I managed to finish this week is a quilt for the Festival of Trees, the proceeds from which benefit a local children's hospital here in Utah. Primary Children's has played an important role in my life as my son's club foot was treated there as well as his recent surgery. My sweet nephew, who passed away several years ago, was also treated there for his medulloblastoma. The festival is a really great cause and I was happy to help in some way.

The fabric for this queen-size quilt was donated. Since there wasn't much variety, I opted to enlarge the Surfside pattern from Thimble Blossoms, which I think works well with only two fabrics. I used a dark brown king flat sheet for the backing. This quilt was a beast to quilt on my domestic machine, so I was really glad when I finally finished it on Saturday.

Festival of Trees Quilt

While I was happy to finish these two projects this week, I still have more to finish before Christmas, including five quilts (why do I do this to myself?). I have a few other things I'd like to make for my kids for Christmas, like these cloth doll diapersfabric crowns, and monster rice bags, so I hope I can be as productive as possible.

Linking up to:

Fresh Poppy Design

3 comments:

Carolyn said...

Love the stockings, they are so pretty. The two color quilt looks great, too. I know the feeling, every year I decide to make so much that I have a ton of sewing to get done before Christmas and this year recovering from surgery makes it that much harder. Hope you can get it all done in time.

Christine S said...

Great finishes! Thanks for sharing the stocking link also :)

made by ChrissieD said...

Like that you've used a different colour/print for each stocking, so much interest there :D

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