I joined a swap on the HGTV Quilting and Needlework Forum and have my things ready to send out tomorrow to my friend *****!! Can't say her name just yet because we aren't supposed to know who got our name until we receive!
I sure hope she likes what I made for her. The rules of the swap were to make a handmade stocking for your intended! I downloaded a free pattern online. I then loaded a backing, batting and the stocking fabric on my longarm. I drew around the pattern shape with chalk and then quilted feathers up both sides. I cut it out leaving a good 1/4 inch allowance so that when I sewed front to back that my quilting would not be cut off. I clipped all of the curves and then turned it right side out.
I then sewed a lining together and slipped it inside. I made it longer at the top so I could fold it over and whipstitch it to the quilted piece. I then added a hanger using gold ribbon tape.
Do you think she will like it??
I also proceeded to make her something extra special! I have met this sweet lady in person and I really like her a lot! So, making her something special was a piece of cake!
This was a fun little Christmas wallhanging! It was supposed to have snowmen appliqued in the blocks but I wanted to quilt words pertaining to the holidays so that is what I did! I hope she likes it!