Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas stockings from an old cutter quilt...

Happy Sunday, friends! 

This post is a little late in coming, but I'm finally getting around to showing you what I did with the old cutter quilt that you saw here.

My daughter, hubby and my grandchildren are coming up here from Florida for Christmas this year, bringing my dad with them. I really can't wait, and decided to do something special since they don't have a fireplace "down in the tropics". So here is what became of that old quilt.

Three Christmas stockings created for the left side of the 

...and four for the right side...

I embellished them all slightly different,
using vintage laces, doilies, and hankies,
and added some glitz with 
old rhinestone brooches and pins...

I wanted to be able to use them again
for whoever visits us in the future,
so I used glitter letters for the first letter
in each person's name.
They were 98 cents each in WalMart,
and even came with these sweet
 little swirly hooks,
which happen to match the hooks that I 
use for the ornaments on the 
Christmas tree.

It gave me such joy to be able to work on
that quilt while I was thinking about
the lady long ago who worked on it 
the first time.
I hope I did her proud!

And as for the large leftover piece of that quilt? 
I think that I may make a table runner or a 
tree skirt out of it,
but there will likely be no time to do that this

By the way,
I discovered an easy way of making these stockings
where you sew the stocking and lining in one
process, rather that having to make the lining
separately, and then sew it to the stocking.
I was in the process of creating a tutorial,
but will not likely have time to complete it
before Christmas.
Maybe I can strive for a "Christmas in July" 
next year.
What do you think?

I hope that your decorating is moving faster than mine!


  1. They came out beautifully, dear Sue.Love the idea with the glitter letters.
    Have a great week.

  2. What a great idea to make these beautiful stockings out of the quilt! You really honoured the work of the lady who made the quilt. It has become a heritage treasure once more, saved from the junk pile and treasured again for many years to come. Hugs xx

    1. Thanks, Wendy! I love thinking of that quilt being cherished for more years to come. Hugs back to you! XO

  3. These stockings look gorgeous, Sue! Love them all!


    1. Thanks, Gaby! And I especially appreciate that you visited my blog. Have a wonderful Christmas! XO Sue

  4. Dear Sue, Merry Christmas to you too; may the New Year keep you safe, healthy, and creating more art so I can continually be inspired.


  5. Dear Sue, Thank you so much for your kind visit to my blog and your warming words.
    I`m sorry for your husbonds loss, too- but wish you a very lovely christmas, and most Happy New Year.
    Your stockings are amazing, I love all you did with them in adding beautiful laces and bling. Beautiful use of your old quilt!!
    Hug from Dorthe

    1. Thanks so much Dorthe. The best wishes, as ever, to you and your family. Hugs back!


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