Welcome to my blog! I am having trouble getting photos downloaded from the Kodak software today. The download stopped in the middle and it took several tries to get things going again. I deleted a couple photos and then tried downloading to my blog. Those photos I had deleted showed up again! Then I couldn't get them to delete using the blog edit function. I think I finally got the photos I wanted onto here and rid of those I don't.
I made two more stockings and they look very much like those I already made. A few different fabric choices as I ran out of what I used on the first two, but basically they look the same. This time on the angels stocking, I did not use batting and quilt it. That gave it enough width to tuck in the little gift I made. I can't show you a photo of the gift but I should be able to do that before Christmas. I don't want to spoil the surprise for someone.
I guess I should say that I made three stockings instead of two because I also made a smaller wool stocking. It does not have a lining in it. If I make one again from that pattern, I think I will change the construction method. Maybe include a lining. I will have to think about that.
I want to show you a Christmas quilt I made several years ago. I don't know when I made it because it does not have a label on it but it was probably about 1995 or earlier. I don't know how I missed making a label for it. Santa's sleigh has a little quilt attached. I think I misread the cutting measurements for the quilt pieces because it took many more than it was supposed to. Or maybe the quantity needed was misprinted. There are fabrics in the sleigh to represent bolts of fabric. That's something we all would probably like Santa to bring. I have had lots of nice compliments on this quilt over the years. And a few people have tried to talk me into giving them the quilt. It is funny how I remember many of the fabrics I used. This was a very early applique piece for me. I did it on the machine and it looks like I used invisible thread to do it. Some parts of the buildings are pieced and some parts are done by applique. I didn't do much quilting and it was done by machine. If I were to make this again, I would change some of the construction methods. I have learned a lot during my 18 years of making quilts.
I tried pinning the quilt to the design board for the photo but it kept falling down. I gave up and spread it out on the carpet.
Nothing new and exciting here. I am going to sign off, have some lunch, and then play in my sewing room. I should photograph the room. It is a mess! Me being creative always seem to create a mess.