Hey Everyone, welcome back to Stitch Along Sunday on Monday.
Upon reading the rules that Ruth set out for this weeks challenge I really had no idea what to do. Then she reminded me of a few things that happened this year and well my brain was then in overdrive on what I could make. I could make a miniature of one of my art quilts, create a colour wheel, replicate a quilt block or make another Christmas item.
I chose the latter seeing how I am in stocking and sac making mode. Plus all the Christmas fabric is very readily available and I didn’t really have to make any decisions then. The only decision was what design to put on the stocking.
I guess I like snowmen seeing how yesterday’s post was about a Felted Snowman Postcard.
To start I drew the stocking on a piece of paper. I had no plan for the size and just drew. Then I drew in the snowman and other bits.
Once done I used the light box to trace my pieces onto fusible web. This week I am using Wonder Under, which is not my favourite fusible, because Steam-a-Seam 2 Lite still isn’t available.
I fused all my pieces to the fabric and cut them out and then placed them on the stocking to make sure everything fit.
Once they were all in place I fused the whole lot to a piece of Timtex and cut out around the stocking shape.
For the stitching I used a satin stitch and Sulky rayon thread as I wanted a bit of a shine. Most of the time I use a thread that will stand out but today I decided to match my thread to the piece.
Once the stitching was done I fused the stocking to another piece of Timtex which already had the backing fabric fused to it and cut out the shape.
I realised a bit to late that I hadn’t added in the mouth, eyes and buttons which meant that I would have thread ends on the back of the piece. No fear I just cut out another piece of fabric and fused a new back in place.
The piece was completed with a satin stitch all the way around. This mini stocking is 6 ½″ from heel to top and 5″ from heel to toe – quite a contrast from my jumbo stockings of 3 feet from heel to top and 2 feet from heal to toe.
Another Christmas decoration to hang off of my fabric cabinet doors. I need two more so that each unit has one. I had best get busy.