Thursday, November 22, 2012

Christmas projects

The advent calendar is pieced together and I hope to sandwich it and start the quilting this weekend. I really wish I had a wall to hang things on for photos, but the effect of the light through the window is pretty cool too.

The other Christmas project is a stocking challenge that Monday Moderns are doing. I designed some tiny paper-pieced trees that finish at about 2-1/2 inches. They were inspired by a few things I saw on the web, but I did draft them myself. I absolutely love them and need to come up with lots of things to use them on.

The rest of the stocking was pieced with bits of red, orange, and coral that I had. The front is sandwiched and ready for quilting.

I'm going to experiment with some metallic thread. I know it can be troublesome, but a small project like this is ideal for experimentation.

Christmas presents are not happening. I finally had some inspiration but no fabric candidates are jumping out at me. There's still time, isn't there?

Linking up with WIP at Freshly Pieced.


  1. What cute little trees. Good luck with the metallic thread.

  2. Love the advent quilt. I love piecing trees so fast and fun. You inspire!
    Thanks for sharing. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

  3. oh that's a cool advent calendar! & love the little tree too! Well done on both! very Clever!

  4. Your Christmas stocking is looking great!