Sunday, December 24, 2017

Crazy Quilted Christmas Stocking

Creating this stocking has been such a joy!

This was project #10 on my 2017 UFO Challenge through It was the June project. Clearly, I took my time finishing it.

This is how it looked when I shared my 2017 UFO List last December. 

"Magical Ride" from the Stoney Creek Collection: Cool Friends Book 211 was cross-stitched in June

A woven zig zag chain stitch from TAST was added to embellish a seam of holly.

Oops! It looks like I shared the Christmas tree seam near the bottom on Instagram, but forgot to share it on the blog in October.

Chevron stitches were used to couch down a blue ribbon, straight stitches filled in the "trees", bugle beads became tree trunks, and yellow beads became stars.

Raised Herringbone Band from TAST was added in November. 

An angel seam, inspired by An Encyclopedia of Crazy Quilt Stitches and Motifs by Linda Causee, was added December 3rd.

A simple snowflake seam was next.

No stocking can have enough embroidered snow, so I added more snowflakes.

Every stocking needs a Christmas tree, right?! 

Inspired by the work of Nicki Lee Seavey's block featured on the Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine, a bit of JOY was added

More trees decorated a seam.

A wreath earring...

...and a button seam were next.

A poinsettia was inspired by the work of Michelle at Moosie Stitch.

A snowy night with a Christmas Star and a snowman were fun to embroider.

The crossed buttonhole stitched trees were inspired by TAST and the work of Anneliese at Stitching Lady

A few more snowflakes and a polymer clay snowman completed the stocking.

Thank you for joining me in my stitching journey!

If you celebrate Christmas, I wish you a very Merry Christmas. For those of you with differing beliefs, I wish you a wonderful holiday season!

Our Christmas is looking a little crazy (quilted!)

Warmest wishes,

The American Patchwork & Quilting 2018 UFO Challenge has been announced at You may learn more about it here. The January project will be #12.

TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday. It is a personal stitching challenge offered by Sharon B. of The next round will begin in January 2018. You may read about it here

This is Day 24 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge hosted by You may learn more about it and find other participating bloggers here

Note: I will not be posting on Christmas Day.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

The stocking is wonderful and now it's hung - just waiting for a visit from the man in red. Merry and blessed Christmas wishes to you and your family! said...

Your stocking turned out gorgeous.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Renee, such a great stocking. It was fun to follow you making it.
I love the picture with the four stockings, they are all gorgeous.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Queeniepatch said...

You never need to fill these stockings - the owner will be so delighted to look at the outside he'll forget to look inside.
Great work!

Createology said...

A true Labor of Love and Congratulations on finishing your Son’s CQ Christmas Stocking. Hung by the chimney with care...Santa will fill it. Merry Christmas to YOU and Yours Renee Dear...<3

Anonymous said...

I love how you always give credit for all your inspirations. This is a beautiful, beautiful stocking, and I hope he takes good care of it. =)

Stitching Lady said...

Great Work Renée, and those stockings can serve years after year and be a lovely souvenir many years later.

Katie said...

Wow. Just beautiful! You amaze me.

Pamela said...

Great stockings!

crazyQstitcher said...

The completed stocking is beautiful, as are the accompanying 3 previous ones. Happy 2018 with lots more needlework.