Monday, July 8, 2013
Happy Monday, quilters! We are delighted to bring you the latest installment of the Deck-ade the Halls Quilt Along! No Christmas is complete without a mantle dressed with stockings, filled with little gifts and treats. So today we are making Santa's Stockings!
For our stocking blocks, we wanted to take the iconic stocking and add our Fat Quarter Shop pizazz. Two rows of chevron decorate each stocking and we added a bold, focal print to the cuff. Our two stockings are made with complimentary colors, red and green, but we are excited to see what colors you choose to use!
To accompany the PDF pattern, available for free on our Deck-ade the Halls page, we filmed another instructional video to show you the ins and outs of the Santa's Stocking blocks. Kimberly will walk you through the essential elements of the blocks, creating flying geese blocks, corner square triangles and sewing an accurate 1/4 seam. After viewing the video, the Santa's Stockings blocks will be a breeze!
Join in the Deck-ade the Halls quilt along and start sewing with us! Start with the fabric requirements, which detail what you will need to make this quilt. If you are smitten with our version in Aspen Frost (why wouldn't you be!), you can purchase a kit in our shop, but we welcome you to sew with whatever tickles your fancy! Each block is accompanied by an instructional video to give you tips and tricks for sewing the blocks accurately. And once you complete your blocks, be sure to upload them to Flickr!
We hope you enjoy Santa's Stockings! Come back in two weeks for gift, the Season of Giving blocks. Happy sewing!