Monday, July 25, 2016

Pixie Noel Patchwork Stockings

Has it really been a month since I started work on those patchwork Christmas stockings?   Well, I guess that makes sense given that the project was delayed while I waited an extra four long weeks to confirm the sex of our baby.  I really wanted to use that adorable pink bunny fabric for a little girl stocking, so I was holding out on this finish.  (Apparently, Aria is too old for pink bunnies.  Humph.)

Pixie Noel Patchwork Stockings

This patchwork stocking is composed of 1.5" finished squares in bunny pink, Christmas red/green, aqua blue and gray for good measure.  I've quilted with a zigzag stitch over the seams.  My square points don't meet up very nicely, so this quilting was a great way to hide the irregularities!

Pixie Noel Patchwork Stockings

I made the patchwork stocking with pink cuff for baby and the white stocking with red cuff for myself.  For details on the patterns I'm using, see this post.

 Pixie Noel Patchwork Stockings

Here they are all together!  My palette was inspired by the Pixie Noel collection from Fat Quarter Shop, and each stocking includes some Pixie fabrics.  I mixed in a few stash fabrics like Cotton & Steel basics and Katie Jump Rope Seeds to tone down the holiday vibe.

Pixie Noel Patchwork Stockings

Some of my stockings are lined with prints to match the cuff and others in Pixie Noel picks, like green socks and pink bunnies.

Pixie Noel Patchwork Stockings

This elf print on my stocking is my favorite.  I'm not usually a "cute" person, but these elves, critters and reindeer are too adorable.  I love how the chrysanthemum quilting looks vaguely like snow flurries (or how I imagine snow flurries, never having lived anywhere with real snow storms).  Yep, a little zing of cute at Christmastime sounds lovely.

And speaking of lovely, that's you... as usual.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for your congratulations on our gender news!  I've added Cora to our list of potential girl names, and I've already bought curtains for her nursery!  Hehe.  Will be sure to share more nursery ideas soon!


13 comments:

  1. Cora was my number one name for a girl! Unfortunately my husband didn't go for it. Christmas in July must really be a thing, I've gotten the urge to start working on a quilt and finishing sticking up too!

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    1. I'm not sure my husband will go for it either, but I'll try! Sometimes it just takes time...

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  2. Love your stockings! And I really love Tasha's fabrics they are so cute and the red-pink dots on white is one of my favorite backfabrics.

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  3. I love that your girl's stockings are both patchwork, too cute. And yes, that print is adorable.
    Making lists of names was one of my favorite parts. Enjoy your's :)

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  4. I do love these little stockings - everything about them. Maybe you've inspired me to make some similar ones. I'm so happy about the sweet little girl joining your family.

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  5. Too old for pink bunnies! Good heavens! Or, rather, not old enough yet for pink bunnies: I remember experiencing a pink-and-cute doldrums in the teens and twenties, but now pink and I are good friends again ;)

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  6. Maybe her name will be Pixie ... also inspired by the fabric line :) I hope you are feeling well ... and thanks for inspiring me to get moving on some Christmas items for my girls!

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    1. Thanks, Serena. Pixie - cute! We are having a real hard time with the name this time. But I'm sure eventually something will feel 100% right.

      Enjoy sewing for your girls!!!

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  7. Yeah, your stocking is my favorite. Then babyPixie's stocking is my second favorite, or maybe they are just both my favorites.
    These turned out great.
    Perfect stitching. No time for that :-D
    Happy Tuesday

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  8. That elf fabric is adorable. Congrats on baby girl;)

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