Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Projects finished

Remember the cute skirt I made for Molly a while back? Well I finally got around to the top! She wore it last Sunday and of course it looked adorable!

I used google images to find a flower outline I liked. Then I printed it off, cut out fabric in the same shape, ironed it to the fusible stuff, and made a couple of centers! Viola! It's done.

Okay, skipping Thanksgiving since Christmas stuff is everywhere already, I have finally gotten around to finishing these projects that have been in the works for about a year (no kidding).
I didn't have anyone to hold the quilt, so it's laying on a mattress. Just picture the same border on the bottom on the top :)

Here's a close up. I used 1 1/2 panels and some fat quarters to make this. I had it quilted in Star Valley actually for a bargain price! I'm quite pleased with it and plan to use it as a throw on the couch to be used and loved.

Now onto the really long and tedious projects! My Christmas stockings! Now I know you probably say, um, they're not really done and I know that, but they are mostly done!

Please tell me how adorable they are because I probably spent 20+ hours EACH on these!! You may also notice that they have little charms and buttons. It was kind of funny stitching 'mom and dad' on mine and Justin's stockings, but obviously that's what we are and I plan on keeping these around, oh forever!

My mom's sweet friend is going to help me with the backing to make these into true stockings. Her daughters make these stockings every year for a family of their choosing! Can you imagine? They are truly angels! And they were very nice and let me borrow the patterns. Next year I'll borrow another girly one for baby girl. At least I only have to do one at a time now :) I'll have to post another pic of the final final product!


Karen said...

Way cute! Becky (my sis) has also stitched all of her family stockings. I want to say she's 2 babies behind...but I could be wrong! She might just be one baby behind! It's crazy how much time she's spent on them though!

StakerSensations said...

that quilt is amazing!!!

Erin Hatch said...

Wow Nicole! I wish I could sew and quilt and stitch and everything like you. Everything looks so amazing! Perhaps I will inquire for some private lessons if I ever get the motivation :)

Christine said...

all absolutely adorable.

Becky said...

Ohhh, I love seeing your amazing crafts! They look great.

Niederfam said...

I am in LOVE with the stockings, and YOU amaze me, REALLY. The quilt is perfect and just in time.......and YES molly's skirt and matching flower shirt are also VERY cute!!!!

erinmalia said...

i love how the flower shirt turned out. it's really cute with the skirt.

and the stockings are looking good! i'm excited that they'll be ready to display this year. but you better get started right now on the new one. :)

Patrice Pedersen said...

how awesome!!! You are so talented!

Brooke said...

I love your stockings! They're so sweet but you're WAY behind on making mine! No I'm very serious! And Molly's outfit is so adorable!