December 12, 2010

Secret Santa Stocking Swap

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!


lisa said...

lovely gifts! I need to make a stocking. H doesn't have one yet. my aunt makes them and my other aunt got married, and now has two step children and a husband who all needed stockings too...we all have similar ones that are I said we can wait for H since she won't know and those two kids need to feel welcomed. then my aunt lost the start of H's stocking and well oh well. I plan on using the one I make for guests if we ever have someone for Christmas.

Dee said...

That's a beautiful quilt. I think I may have that pattern. I really love the scalloped border on it too. I'm sure whoever she is that she'll just love both items!

Jen said...

Great presents! You always give the best presents, I should know :) I love the quilt, the words are a great and easy idea!

NickiLee said...

Nope... I know who your SS is and she isn't going to like this stocking... she is going to LOVE it! I'm thinking next year I'm going to have to rig the swap so You end up with my name LOL!!!

Susan said...

The stocking is beautiful, and I love the idea of quilting in the words in the blocks!

Carin said...

I'm sure she like the stocking and that quilt is just beautiful !!

Anonymous said...

I was strolling through The Blog Roll from Holly Jolly Bingo Blog and found you. That is a wonderful stocking. I am sure the recipient loved it!
Happy Holidays,

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