As I was making these I was really regretting choosing so many applique designs, but I really like this one.
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021
The appliques on these stockings all came from the same fabric. I had prepared the designs for applique when I made stockings in 2019, but I never got around to finishing them because applique is a bit of hassle.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
I have previously made stockings with snowman fabric, but this one is a little cuter. I debated how to center the snowman design and ultimately decided to try to fit as many on the stocking as possible, rather than put one in the middle.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
I made some mini stockings in 2019, but I last made mini stockings for Claire and Lucy in 2017. Even then, I had enough for 2017-2021, so there wasn't a lot of motivation to make more, even though I had plenty of potential fabric. As it turns out, Lucy was obsessed with the mini stockings this past Christmas. I included the annual stocking as their first "Countdown to Christmas" gift, and she was sad when she didn't get another one the following week, so that motivated me to finally makes some more. I'm now good through 2028, so I've got to stop. This penguin matches the red set I made in 2017.
Saturday, January 2, 2021
In 2020, I completed one quilt that was on my list of goals and started a second quilt that wasn't on last year's list. I did not complete it, so my first goal for 2021 will be to complete that quilt!
Goal 1: Butterfly quilt
I settled on a design, picked out fabrics, did a bunch of math to make sure I had enough fabric, and made a bunch of half-square triangles. Then I didn't feel like trimming them (300 or so?) so that was where I stopped. In October I asked myself what would motivate me to trim them, and I decided the answer was a 6.5" square ruler. Now I am looking forward to getting back to this project.
Update: Finally done! February 2023
Goal 2: Rainbow quilt
This is its third year on the list. I am contemplating a log cabin or pineapple block design. I haven't done any actual planning yet, so this is tentative, but at least it's a direction.
I'm not putting the cherry quilt from last year on the list again because it seems very unlikely that I'll be able to buy fabric for it.