Tuesday, May 7, 2013

12 Months of Christmas...April Project

Hello hello :)

 I'm running a bit late on our 12 Months Of Christmas project this time...how did it get to May already?

 The project for April was a Christmas stocking, and I really really wanted to make mine using a Thimble Blossoms pattern called merry. It's one of those projects that I bought the pattern for a long time ago, and every Christmas had good intentions of making one...but never quite found the time. Hello 12 Months Of Christmas!

I've used Aneela Hoey's fabric called Cheery Christmas, which is a beautiful mix of turquoise, red, grey and green...but for this particular project, I stuck with the turquoise and red backed onto white.

Once I'd finished stitching, I felt it needed a little extra something, so added this divine crochet bauble trim that I've been hoarding for quite a while. I knew if I held onto it long enough, a perfect project would present itself :)

I cheated a bit with the quilting part. For the lining I used a red and white chevron print from Riley Blake, and simply followed the lines when quilting the back side of the stocking...too easy!

So...how are you going with your 12 Months of Christmas projects? Our project for May is your choice of an advent calendar or a tablerunner...or anything else you might like to make ;) I haven't quite decided which way I'll go yet...decisions decisions!

The rain has just started falling on the roof, and my husband is happily preparing dinner...might be the perfect time to pull out some fabric!

Enjoy your evening

TTFN xxx


Anonymous said...

wow Susie this stocking is gorgeous i have that range of fabric as well to make my xmas items,well done on a beautiful finish.xx

Tracey said...

If you are behind on 12 months of christmas what does that make me LOL! Great stocking, lets see if it motivates me to get mine done. I better choose something for May as well.

Linda said...

Love it oh gee I need to make two.

Hope said...

Looks good! Love the colours :)

Sandi said...

Well done Suzi, it looks fantastic.
I must have written my list down incorrectly because I have been working on my table runner with plans to do my stocking next...lol
Hopefully I will have the runner finished soon - just waiting to buy some more green thread...don't you just hate that...oh well cya

dawn said...

WOW WOW WOW!! I love these stockings, sooooo cute and pretty!You are doing a great job on getting something done each month, so happy and proud of you, Susan!!

Keep it up and let's hope I get inspired to make something!

Nicky said...

Love, love, love this! Gorgeous.....