When I first read about the call for Christmas Stockings for our Troops in a post to the Heartstrings group, I was really excited. What an amazing project, making stockings that will be sent to our Troops in action as a small thank you for all that they have sacrificed for our freedom.
I was on vacation and bought then fabric at our local quilt shop, run by a wonderful woman named Pam who has a son in the service.
This is one of the first projects I have done where it turned out EXACTLY as I wanted! The stockings were string pieced on a foundation. You can see the directions on a free download from Quilt in a Day which makes it totally clear and easy. I had a few yards of each fabric and still have enough string left over to get some smaller holiday projects out of the way.
The "cuff" was fussy cut from a larger piece that was kinda striped. I was it and knew it was what I wanted for a simple yet festive embellishment. I am not sure you can see, but I rolled the cuff edge less then 1/4 inch and zig-zag stitched it down with a gold top thread. I wish I had not run out of time as I would have loved to add a note of thanks to the recipient, but there was just not enough time.
God Bless our Troops this Holiday Season!