As per usual, this WIP Wednesday is all over the road. But tI think the post's title sums it up fairly well!
It occurred to me a while back that Double Trouble are going to need Christmas stockings. Wait. Before you scroll to the bottom to leave me a comment about PRIORITIES, you should know that stockings are an important tradition in my family - one that I plan to pass on to DT (even if they have no idea earthly clue what Christmas is this year). Given how long it took me to decide on patterns and make stockings for Himself and I, I figured I better get to it. Nothing says fun like hexies, right?
Ann Kelle Christmas Owls from her Jingle line. Oh no... she's adding more animals to the Urban Zoologie line in November 2014 - and there are foxes. I will be helpless to resist.
Fabric Worm blog and am adapting it for my own purposes. To keep things simple(r), I'm doing hexies for the front of the stocking and using the owl print for the back. One will be lined with a Kona Poppy and the other with Kona Chartreuse. I've got one front done!
I'm moving a long on my latest selection from the Library Project. These are the second project to make their way onto my swanky new design wall. (Thanks to the DIY stylings of my fabulous husband).
So far, they're a little fiddly and I'm having a tough time figuring out just how many I need to make for my scaled down wall hanging. Currently it's way too big, but with all those triangles and seam allowances, I need to sew together a complete row to get a sense of things. But there's progress... so, yeah.
Now on to the baby quilts! Quilt A and Quilt B of the Plus Two quilts are finished! Okay, the tops are finished and the quilts are layered. But I'm a little stumped on how to quilt them. Luckily, our MMQG meeting is just a week away, as is a Quilt Therapy session with (all of) the Squares. I see quilt consults in my future!
I know I'm not being fair to all of you out in bloggy land, but I want to show them to you as a Finish (two actually)! You'll have to be patient... just like those pesky Squares that DESPERATELY want to know if Double Trouble are be boys, girls, or a combo deal.☺
I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced, as well as Let's be Social@ Sew Fresh Quilts.
Feel free to pop on over and see what some other quilters are working on this week!
What fun projects Jenn! Great progress on all.ReplyDelete
I would be so tempted to figure out how to FMQ snowflakes... each one is unique, so no need for perfection, right?!?!?ReplyDelete
You are so-o-o productive, Jenn, you put us all to shame! I love where the triangles are going.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness - should I be thinking about the holidays already!! Great use of solids, never enough solids!ReplyDelete
Each of your projects are looking great! Those hexies and nice and bright too.ReplyDelete
For the Xmas stockings, why not a holly leaf on each side of each hexie? I FMQd holly leaves diagonally on my tree pants last year - check it out:ReplyDelete
And Karen at Faeries and Fibres just posted a few days ago about machine quilting what she called "melon wedges" in hexies. This would be easily adaptable for holly.
Whatever you do, good luck and have fun quilting!
Love the projects and stockings are TOTALLY a priority - a very favourite part of Christmas around here. The new library project looks great, too!ReplyDelete
Stocking looks great!ReplyDelete
I see you still have lots of sewing energy so that's awesome! Love the triangle project-looking forward to next weeks meeting so I can see the plus quilts!ReplyDelete
Love what you're doing for the stockings! And your library project quilt is looking amazing :) Can't wait to see the DT's quilts :)ReplyDelete
The stockings will be fab! How about a holly motif for the fmq?ReplyDelete
Love your stockings and I think Nicole's idea of FMQ holly leaves would fit nicely.ReplyDelete
Those hexies are going to make for the cutest stockings! Love those bright and fun prints!ReplyDelete
Good luck with your stocking. My grandma used to give us Christmas stockings on the New Year. So we had gifts two weeks in a row. One of the last year she had done it, I receive sewing scissors. They were so difficult to open at that time. About 30 years later, I'm still using them. So Christmas stockings are REALLY important.ReplyDelete
you are so busy! I am not ashamed to say that I am jealous of your sewing time. Loving the Elizabeth Hartman project. Mind you, you know those are my colors! Great idea on the stockings. I love hexies but always think "what do I do with them?"!ReplyDelete
I really love all of these But absolutely love the stockings. Inspiring !ReplyDelete
You might not like this, but I would be tempted to hand quilt the cute hexie stockings. They are only small, and it is an important family tradition they represent ...ReplyDelete
The stockings look great and your Hartman hexies are looking amazing! As scary as they look?ReplyDelete
Ah ... you are such a tease!! Hope you are feeling well :)ReplyDelete
Love the stockings and TLP. I still say the twins need big stockings to match yours......ReplyDelete