Sunday, August 9, 2009

Yep, it’s official

I’m crazy! During the hot spell we had, I continued working on WOOL projects. Here are the stockings I finished. Now I just have sew the lining.

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This is a picture that I scanned from the book “Primitive Christmas” from Primitive Gatherings. Just wanted to show you what Santa's beard looks like (from my previous post).

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I think I’ve decided to use wool roving and hot glue it down. Easy peasy!

So…it has cooled down by almost 30 degrees, Woo Hoo, and what am I working on now? Why COTTON of course! See what I mean? I’m officially nutzo!

It’s a pattern by Bonnie Blue Quilts and I’m using the Sturbridge Village calicos.

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Lots of half square triangles. I always oversize them and then trim to size. Makes for much more accurate piecing. Here are my “trims”.

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Hmm, look who’s nesting.

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He’s thinking that if he can’t see me, then I can’t see him! Sorry Jack, I know what you’re up to!

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I’m still finding my “trims” all over the house. LOL

I’ll show you more of the quilt when I start putting it together. One thing I know for sure…I like hand work much more than machine piecing. Is that another “nutzo” thing? Oh heaven help me!

Hugs, Anne

36 comments:

paulette said...

I have this book and I LOVE it! Your stockings are adorable and will become family heirlooms!! There are a lot of nice projects to do in this book. Must pull it out ...soon!!
Take care and can't wait to see the new quilt that you're working on!
Paulette

Carol said...

Oh Anne I just love your stockings...can't wait to see what your HST's grow into...how funny...your kitty on a nest.

Fiesta said...

Anne your stockings are adorable.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Nah!! Your not crazy. Ok, maybe just a little. lol
I love those stockings. I saw them made up at a shop in Indiana. Love them!
Jack is looking comfy there on the scraps.

Yvette said...

Oh my! Those are so cute!!

Colleen said...

The stockings turned out so cute! My friend bought these last time we were there and I can't wait so see her get started on them so I can see them in person again :o) Just love that tree one!

MARCIE said...

Cat nesting! Too funny! Love your stockings! You are so ahead of the game here!

Karen said...

The wool stockings are wonderful! Hope you are going to fill them with goodies. If I remember correctly about the patterns, they are not big stockings. Which one is mine? LLOL!

Lori said...

I love the wool stockings Anne! I may have to hunt down the book.
I can't wait to see your Bonnie Blue project. I love her patterns!

Quilt Hollow said...

First....have to comment on the kitty nest! I'm absolutely crazy over kitties and that is just adorable!
The wool stockings are wonderful as well! You know I like your style.
The makings of the quilt are so me too!

Carrie ~ said...

Love your stockings, looks like your getting ready for your Christmas group. Its the wools fault for being so wonderful. Jack is a good helper!!

Thimbleanna said...

Be careful -- they'll be coming to take you away! Your stockings are really cute, but...how can you be thinking about Christmas in this heat??? Bad Girl!

Sue said...

I really love the stockings! So beautiful. I love that book too!
What a great idea to make your HST's a little bigger and then trim them up.
I do want to see what that Bonnie Blue quilt will look like.

kimquiltz @ an oft traveled road said...

Love the stockings! I've picked up some wool to stitch on during this heat wave we are having here, seems silly, doesn't it!

Kimberly said...

Everythings wonderful... from the wool to kitty's fur!

Jodi @ Simply This and That said...

nutzo? um. um. um. LOL. j/k! ;o)

Sandi said...

Anne, I prefer handwork over machine work, too! I love the cat nesting in the midst of your trimmings. Too cute! I learned the trick of making blocks slightly larger and trimming to size this past summer from a fellow blogger. It was a life-saver when I needed to make 60 blocks for a swap! The stockings are great. I am ready for fall weather and lots of wool projects.

Stephanie said...

Love the warm and cozy stockings. Perhaps working with wool helped you to think of winter during your heat spell? I don't like doing hand work...I LOVE my machine.

Gran said...

Ah, the joys of a kitty in the sewing room.
The stockings are adorable ! No your are not crazy - just an on task girl.

Take care - you are good!

Stina said...

Busy busy .. and I always overize my HST too.. love the exact squares to work with!!! Love your fabrics.. wonder what you are up too... and god luck with the beard!!! :o)

Martina said...

They are just so lovely!!!
By the way ,just a silly question, but what is the difference between flannel and wool? We can buy here in switzerland flanel fabric, but what we call wool here looks so different from what I see in your pictures.So I am wondering....

Crispy said...

HA I knew your previous threat was an idle one. The stockings are very cute and Santa just looks like he shaved for the summer but since he's magical, he will have his wonderful beard in time for Christmas.

As for being nutzo, well yeah, but we tend to hang out where we are comfortable so you are in good company :0)

Crispy (who is as nutzo as you about the hand piecing vs the machine thing)

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Your stockings look "toastie" and will be much appreciated come Christmas - I can't believe you have gotten a head-start on the season all ready! I also like your wool version of the August Bunny Hill block - it looks way better than my cotton one - great work. - Marlene

Kaaren said...

Nope! I'm with you on the handwork, Anne!

The stockings are to die for! Great job! Now if I were santa coming down your chimney, I certainly wouldn't fill those stockings because they'd be coming back to the North Pole with me! But I might leave a few pressies on the mantle instead.

Jack is so predictable. It's such a cat thing, isn't it?

Dawn Heese said...

The stockings are great! In a couple months you will be glad you have them finished.

Rose Marie said...

Gorgeous stockings and ready to use for Xmas!

suz said...

From one hand piecer to another - hand piecing is the ultimate relaxer I think! That any of us works on quilts in the summer (here in the US) is nuts, lets face it! Looking forward to your quilt with the Sturbridge fabrics.

Wendy said...

Jack has the best spot in the nest.
I have those Sturbridge Village fabrics, can't wait to see what quilt you are making with them.

Candace said...

Yup - crazy I think, Anne....or did you freeze the wool first to keep it cool while you sewed - LOL! I think I know where you're getting your roving (wink)!
How funny - I do my HST's the same way - sure saves a lot of work and worry!
Cheers!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those stocking are awesome Anne! I would love to make some like that.......some day.

happy zombie said...

Oh those stockings are ADORABLE, Anne! And kudos for making them in the heat.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Hey Peaches - Those stockings are adorable - but so is everything that comes from Primitive Gatherings - that's why we love her right :). Your fabric blocks are looking lovely as well. My I'm using the word lovely, what's with that, lol. Jack looks very comfy on his little nest pile. You know I read this post a while back and forgot to comment - must be the cough medicine, lol. And you know I'm with you - handwork is the BEST

Hugs - Mrs. Farmhouse :)

Carrie said...

I have and love that book too! And I sure do wish it would cool down about 30 degrees here... though I expect I will have to wait for Christmas for that.

This is going to sound "nutso" but I love those little piles of trimmings. I don't know what it is about them but it's almost hard to throw them away. (I even saved some for a while until I realized that was certifiably "nutso".)

The stockings are terrific ~ and I look forward to seeing the quilt!

Carrie P. said...

Your stocking are adorable.
I like to make my 1/2 sq. triangles a little bigger too. I would rather trim than resew them.

Sheri said...

OOhhhh I love these stockings! I will try to locate one of the books to purchase myself. Great post!

Melvin said...

wow, these are very cute...


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