Friday, October 29, 2010

Christmas Stocking for Henry

Again, it's been a while, although I have been working on a few projects.  I've been doing Candied Hexagons with Kaffe Fassett fabrics as the feature but as I'm a glutton for punishment, they are all being done by hand.  Actually, they are great to do while watching TV or going to sewing/quilting group when you don't feel like lugging a sewing machine along.  Pictures of these to come later.

Another project has been a quilt for a child with cystic fibrosis which one of my groups do.  It's a simple design using three different 2-1/2" strips sewn together, then cut into squares and then HS triangles (half of which are cut on the opposite diagonal) and these are sewn together and arranged on point.  A very effective but simple block - again pics to come in a little while when I've done a bit more.  Sorry to tease!

What I have finished is a Christmas stocking for my now three months old today grandson, Henry and I have a photo of it!  Next up will be one for his 9 year old (half) sister which will be made in green.  I'm thinking though that the top needs to be of a different fabric - maybe felt? - but my DD is really happy with it as it is.  The reindeer is an Embroidery Library design - probably my fave place for designs.