Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Lily's Quilts becomes Amy's Quilts

Yesterday my sewing space was once again raided by my nine year old daughter.  She riffled through my Countdown to Christmas FQs, pulled a few and we got set to make a Christmas stocking.  She wanted red and white fabrics to give the stocking a candy cane stripe, she wanted her stripes 2" wide and she wanted a stripy sock top.



We drew a template on newspaper and then drew around it using a sharpy onto some wadding - so we had two interlocking stockings on one square of wadding - one stocking drawn around the template facing up and the other drawn around the template facing down of course.  We drew a diagonal starter line on the other side of the wadding using a sharpy and my cutting ruler, I cut the 2 1/2" strips and Amy sewed them onto the wadding using 1/4" seams and flipping and pressing after each seam until the whole wadding was covered.  We then cut out the stocking shapes, trimmed along the tops, added 6 1/2" squares of stripey fabric, backed with some fusible fleece.  Sewed the two stocking halves together, folded the top in and sewed it down, made a hanging loop with a green Countdown to Christmas cut strip, sewed that in and hey presto. One candy cane striped Countdown to Christmas stocking.

And, in case you wonder the ladies of my quilt guild all look like, here are (from left) Brioni, Justine and Mandy and in the second photo it is me.  These photos were taken by Katy at our Xmas sewing meeting last week at my house where we talked all day and didn't sew a stitch.  Because she took the photos, you can't see her so you have to picture a tall skinny Gok Wan with a haircut like a wok, big glasses like the 3D cinema ones, a random assortment of clothes and lots of tattoos and a handbag with a chiuaua in.  Quite the typical quilter really.

  Mandy is not pleased Justine swapped hats

Lynne the hostess

23 comments:

  1. It does look like fun though!

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  2. Fab stocking Amy! You're getting very good at this sewing lark!
    It looks as though the ladies of the guild had a great time :-)

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  3. Amy is really a girl after my own heart with her scrappy reds and creams- a beautiful mix.

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  4. Love those sewing get togethers when no sewing gets done. DH must wonder why some of my projects take so long. Merry Christmas!

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  5. Your daughter surely knows what she wants and you helped her to get it! Since I can't sew, the vicarious pleasure is definitely stimulating and satisfying.

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  6. great stocking amy G, such a pro, and obviously takes after her favourite aunt in all departments. Lucky you!

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  7. Great work Amy - I hope it is full of goodies on Christmas morning
    Lynne your 'Guild' meetings look like they are a real blast - and sometimes no sewing can mean a lot of sorting our or problems solving, both life and sewing wise ;o)

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  8. Love the stocking - she's obviously inherited her mam's talent! The no sewing quilt day looks great fun!

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  9. Aww, great job, Amy!! She clearly takes after her dear mum :) Looks like you had great fun at your holiday party, too!!

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  10. What great fun! Hey, I am a tattoed all over the place gal as well! LOL and I have a Chihuaha, Double LOL!! anyway! Happy Christmas!! A Safe and Merry holiday to all of you down under!!

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  11. Lovely stocking Amy (it'll be time to take over mum's blog next!! LOL)

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  12. I love how everyone was in the Christmas spirit with hats and all! Amy is quite the sewer, I love the stocking!

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  13. Amy! Your stocking is amazing! Great job.
    And Lynne, if you are lurking about, love the vivid description of Katy!

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  14. Ok I love the fact that you can obviously play table tennis anytime you feel like it at your house - maybe better clear the table first though or the ball my land in your tea!?

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  15. wow, looks like you might have to buy another sewing machine soon!

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  16. so fun that Amy is taking after her talented mom. I'm about ready s\to start teaching my 9 year old granddaughter to sew. Fun times!

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  17. WTG Amy on the stocking. As for the sewing reprobates, love the hats ;o)

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  18. You'll never fit a football in there!!

    Lovely stocking though Amy - let's hope the bonkers gene has skipped as generation!

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  19. Great stocking Amy! About time you got your own blog! haha! Looks like you had quite a party! And is that really you baking Lynn? Pleased to see your table looks much like mine (with out the net)

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  20. I think you're going to have to extend your sewing area Sweetie, Amy's getting really good.

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  21. Great stocking - Amy's got great taste!
    Looks like a fun time, love the rudolph nose :)

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