Thursday, November 13, 2008

A finish... well 59 finishes :-)


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!

5 comments:

Mary said...

Great job - glad you were able to help Fran with her project.

maria said...

This is so cool. Reminds me of making stuffed angels as Christmas tree ornaments with my mom.

Fran said...

Wow! These are beautiful can't wait to get them!

Fran

Jackie said...

Hi, Thanks for joining the black and white quilt challenge. I just need your e-mail to send you an invite to post on the blog. Thanks

Fiesta said...

beautiful stockings.