Wednesday, December 19, 2012

{Quick Quilted Gems}


All of my handmade Christmas gifts are finished and wrapped up (or already gifted) so I'm working on some NO-STRESS projects!  Nada deadlines just sew when I can and enjoy the process!  It really feels good!
 So...
I've been a huge fan of handmade stockings lately and figured our expanding family could use a fresh batch as well!  I whipped up this one last night (in 2 hours - next one should be even faster!) using this easy and free pattern/tutorial by Imagine Gnats.  I did my initial search on Pinterest and found this list of stocking tutorials via the SEWN Blog so feel free to peruse around... SO MANY great ideas!

But the Quilt As You Go (QAYG) method is one of my favorites so this particular pattern sucked me in!  
(This stocking is for Baby Girl A)

The outer fabric is quilted directly onto batting, then you add a lining at the end - so easy!
I even broke out my colored pencils and chose slightly different color schemes for each of us - I know - so organized of me :-)  I hope to show you all five finished stockings in the near future!  Now that we have an actual fireplace with mantle - I love decorating for Christmas!

And... a little mug rug love!
My mom is one of my biggest cheerleaders - and she asked me to whip up two mug rugs for her friends.  I thought this the perfect use of these little (as in 2.5" finished!) paper pieced squares found here.   I love the star pattern they make - look closely to find it!

The quilting took about 2 minutes per mug rug:  wavy-straight lines.  I love the effect!
Each mug rug measures about 8" square, perfect for coffee and a muffin!  I hope my moms gals love them!

What sewing endeavors are you working on? Deadlines met? Or just some no-stress fun sewing?  

xo
Cristin

6 comments:

Veronica said...

hermoso !!!!

Izzy said...

Love the stocking and mug rug! I'm working on a new baby quilt for a baby due any day now... So a little stressed! :-)

Carla said...

Lovely stocking. I just used that same tutorial but cut it down as it was quite big ; )
Merry Christmas

rachael {imagine gnats} said...

beautiful! i love the colors :)

Debbie said...

Love your stocking! I just made one of these too, tho mine is a bit more subdued. Love the bright colors in yours!

Anna said...

Me encantan las botas!!!!! Que colores más bonitos.
Feliz Navidad!!!!
Anna