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Show and Tell: Christmas patterns!

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The very best thing about writing patterns is seeing what people create from them.

I am working on our own stockings this weekend (because, as we all know, the cobbler’s children have no shoes). I thought I’d settled on my fabric picks, until I saw the photo above posted on Flickr. Kelly picked the most awesome fabrics and I am head over heels crazy for how she added her nephew’s name. Isn’t it cute?

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Just check out what she did on the back!

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Did you see the little snowflakes she stitched on it? Talk about an amazing gift!

Lisa, a fellow Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild member, made these stellar stockings. She used dupioni silk and did an amazing job- silk is not easy to sew. (Hint if you decide to try it: before any cutting, fuse the back of your silk to some woven fusible interfacing like Pellon SF101. Nothing should fray on you.) Lisa didn’t use interfacing, so I bow down to her and her mom. They did incredible work.

Lisa added some stitching like Melissa, a tester did. Check out those beautiful stitches!

Debbie made this fantastic tree skirt. Her color choices are fun and non-traditional. I really like the green and the teal together! She’s blogged about her tree skirt here.

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And those buttons? Are you kidding me? How cool are these!?


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Now… back to my own family’s stockings!

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3 Responses to Show and Tell: Christmas patterns!

  1. Debbie December 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    Thanks, Shea, for featuring my tree skirt. The fact that you like it makes my day! What a great pattern – it went together like a breeze, and I love that it buttons!

  2. Mary Anne December 15, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    Aunt Kelly’s stocking is adorable, Lisa’s stockings are gorgeous and Debbie’s tree skirt is fabulous! I love them all!

  3. Kelly December 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    FYI – Kelly got her pattern from me! It’s the one you gave me at Market, and she won it as a door prize at our guild meeting. :)

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