Hi Everyone! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour!!! Here are the others who are participating so please stop by and see what they are making too……
Dec 14: Connected by a thread
Dec 15: crazy crafty haute mama
Dec 17: merri poppins
Dec 18: all things katy
I’m pretty excited to share what I have made. I have been digging into my scrap pile A LOT lately. This is a good thing because I came across the perfect fabrics to use for these stockings. My friend Bobbie from A Vision to Remember has a cute rag quilt Christmas Stocking pattern and tutorial on her blog. Click over if you want to have some fun and make your own!
I got all of my fabric scraps together and decided our kitten Sven needed a stocking for Christmas. Jenna insisted that Anna have one too which is a good thing because silly me I used FLEECE instead of FLANNEL to make Sven’s stocking “sandwiches” (my favorite term used to describe the way to piece this together) LOL.
So just so YOU know because I wasn’t thinking…fleece doesn’t fray. And to make this shabby-chic you need it all to fray. OOOPS! So I correctly made Anna’s with FLANNEL and woven. And you can tell the difference!! I don’t notice the cuts in the flannel as much as I do the fleece. And I feel like it blends together better too. But I don’t think either cats really care because both are comfy to lay on evidently.
I am new to quilting and this was the first time using the rag quilt technique. Once I got the hang of putting WRONG SIDES together because I normally sew right sides together, it went fairly fast. Which is a great thing because Christmas will be here very soon and these kitties want some new toys, just like the kids!!!
Until next time